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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  • Took the 22 bus from town centre to get here, very crowded and slow bus. Steep steps down to entrance, one small door in and out that gets blocked with people due to queuing for single security checkp...  more »
  • Only a few paces from the Regina where Matisse had his studio is this museum providing a very informative description of the life of this genius. Not to be missed also don't forget to include a visit ...  more »
  • The Museum exhibits part of its mushrooms work within this Italian Palace in a very nice neighborhood of Niza.ademas you can admire the ruins of a Roman circus before access to the Museum. It is a recommended visit who like culture and art.
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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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