Small but in a nice area of Nice, next to the Jardin du Monastère (our favorite garden in Nice, all year round) and jardin des oliviers de Cimiez.
Matisse spent a lot of time in this region. An very important impressionist artist, this museum is a must see. You can also buy prints of the artist’s work. Open 10am-6pm (closed on Tuesdays). Admission is 10 EUR for a ticket that’s good for 48 hours.
The Matisse museum is probably best for art historians. They do offer special exhibits, but not really the best of Matisse's work necessarily. The museum is in a great location next to an olive orchard, Roman ruins (museum of archeology). It is also close to the monastery where Matisse is buried.
Nice stroll for a rainy day but don't expect too much. Major works are in the best international and Parisian museums
“Located a stone´s throw from the Matisse Museum, this is a religious inspired collection.”
“The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art often features an exhibit along with their permanent collection featuring Nice native Yves Klein. Niki de Saint Phalle also has a permanent collection. Do not miss the rooftop of the MAMAC for spectacular views of the city!”
“to go for a walk with family/loved one, to jog in the morning or just to enjoy the nice architecture of the most iconic hotels of Nice such as Negresco. Full of restaurants right by the sea... ”
“I would recommend to take a petit train which goes from Place Massena every 20 minutes to Colline du Château and back. Nice trip with audio guide. Would be interesting for all ages. ”
“The Fine Arts Museum has an important collection of works that covers the entire history of art from the 16th to the 20th century and has been enriched over the years by significant donations. The collections highlight a real evolution in painting and sculpture. The themes and subjects covered, the dynamism of colour, the use of light are clearly a transition from classical painting to a modernity sought by artists.useums”