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Musée Matisse, Nice
(2.5/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
A national museum devoted to the work of French painter Henri Matisse, Musée 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. Use our Nice vacation planner to visit Musée Matisse on your trip to Nice, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The direction of rotation was unclear, and exhibit a modest. The paintings are not just at all. Only sketches, drawings and some sculptures.
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  • Personally I was very disappointed by this museum. Even knowing that it wasn't the most famous classical exhibition of works by the artist, I thought I'd find something more engaging. It's probably caters only to big fans and connoisseurs of the artist. For me it was well worth it.
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  • We were fortunate to time our visit before lunch, so while walking down the hill (Boulevard de Cimiez) from the Matisse museum we spotted a sign "Cote Sud". This is the family-run French restuarant yo...  more »
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  • We came here after visiting Chagall museum, so our expecations were highs but were got really disappointed. The museum is not bad, but the are not much things to see and from a painter famous like Matisse we expected more. Lucky for us we entered for free as we are students.
  • In his former home in Nice, you can find the Matisse Museum. Outside of him being one of my favorite artists, you can see the simplicity of his life and work by being in his home. They have some ancient Egyptian statutes and other artifacts that Matisse acquired in his lifetime. It is a must see if you make it to Nice.
  • Mixed feelings here. We went in April and it was quiet. It's a lovely building and nicely laid out. It's lacking the best works of Matisse. However no photographs at all allowed. Most other places do, so I returned with nothing to help my memories - I really do despise this
  • * beware, the ticket office closes at 5:30p and they will not let you in + this tidbit isn't posted anywhere so they turned us away as rude as they possibly could ... the lady got so tired of listening to me plead to get in that she said "I don't speak English (in perfect english) * if I could give it zero stars I would and not because of the artist and his works but because of their terrible customer service. extremely rude and had no compassion for our situation. we arrived at 5:35p and they wouldn't sell us a ticket even though the museum closes at 6p. *** we did talk with a couple locals that said this museum isn't worth it but we do love his art so had to make the effort regardless *** we also told them that we're leaving on a plane tomorrow but they wouldn't budge. all three of them just shook their heads and turned us away. very sad as we really wanted to go but it seems that little rules like that ticket offices closing should be posted somewhere...frustrating
  • Lovely museum! Very friendly staff and in a beautiful location. Be sure to grab a coffee in the park after your visit.