Musee Matisse, Nice

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A national museum devoted to the work of French painter Henri Matisse, Musee Matisse holds one of the world's largest collections of his works, with 68 paintings and gouache cutouts, 236 drawings, 218 prints, 57 sculptures, 14 illustrated books, 95 photographs, and 187 objects that belonged to the painter. These are displayed alongside serigraphs, tapestries, ceramics, stained glass, and various documents. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, lecture series, and screenings of art films. Arrange your visit to Musee Matisse and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nice using our Nice trip planner .
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  • 3 floors of Matisse, from his beginning to 1954 when he died. It was interesting BUT when you buy the ticket you have 24 hours to visit up to 13-14 other places. Some of them open at 9 and some at 10,...  more »
  • We were a party to visit the Matisse/Picasso exhibition sold to loud noise. What a disappointment! Few works, photos, we pay for the guide (16euros) we attendonc an hour to return to the home hear us from one who sold us the 3 places: "she's wedding today"!). It is a museum that I wanted to do for a long time, what a pity. Sad expo... we were fooled :(
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  • If You like the artist this museum is worth of visiting. Same ticket is valid also to various other museums in Nice (in the same day).  more »
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  • Not exactly a free flow museum. Lots of rooms and stairs. Great content and don’t miss the video. It’s a short loop but worth seeing the artist at work. The Regina is next door and he would winter there. That’s an impressive building itself.
  • Dont even waste your money going there. The museum is dirty, not taken care of. The exhibition is so unimpressive. Please save your time and money, trust me, you will be better off. I am really sad you cannot put a negative vote, my take would be -5 stars as this is absolutely ridiculous. Another way of wasting taxpayer money. In summary, staff is rude, place is dirty and above all uninteresting material. An absolute joke! To be noted, I am used to Matisse works and really like the artist.
  • Were preparing for exhibit, so lots of items weren't on display. Learned a lot about his life and journeys in this small museum. They had many informative displays, which I enjoyed. Have seen more of his art elsewhere.
  • Friendly and informative staff at the desk, wonderful building from the outside and some fairly good priced souvenirs in the shop. Some interesting works from Matisee but would have loved there to be more! Use your €10 pass wisely and visit as many museums as possible during the 24hrs, many are not worth that on its own! Also visit the roman remains, gardens and monastery which are situated on the grounds.
  • Nice little museum with some lesser important works of Matisse. The most interesting part of the visit is the history on Matisse's life which is laid out in the route to follow through the different rooms. €10 entry ticket, which allows access for 24h to all of the museums that belong to the city of Nice. Most of those are not worth €10 on their own, so good to plan a day of doing some of these museums together.
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