The Maeght Foundation

The Maeght Foundation is part of the great history of art and a story of family and friendship between Aimé and Marguerite Maeght, visionary art dealers, and their artist friends who were among the greatest masters of the 20th century.

The first independent art foundation in France, they conceived it in collaboration with the Catalan architect Josep Lluís Sert in 1964. The artists personally participated in its conception and realization, each appropriating a space of the future foundation. Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder and Fernand Léger all found it an ideal place to create, where the rooms and gardens interact in perfect harmony, facing the village of Saint-Paul de Vence.
A museum in nature, the Maeght Foundation brings together one of the most important European collections of works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Important: The Maeght Foundation is dedicated, according to the wishes of its founders, to modern and contemporary art, which it presents in temporary themed exhibitions and displays of works from the permanent collection. The gardens become the ideal place for monumental sculptures that interact with the surrounding landscape. This collection, which comprises 13,000 works, is also the subject of numerous loans to museums in France and abroad.

The Foundation's summer programme also includes numerous concerts, screenings, workshops and events.

Take a guided tour of the Permanent Collection with a guide from the Tourist Information Office. Further information about prices and conditions, see "Discover - Guided tours".

Walk up Chemin Sainte-Claire to the Fondation Maeght. Discover 3 chapels and the Convent of the Dominican Sisters on the way, not to mention magnificent views of the village. More details - Click here :

At your disposal: free parking, bookshop, café-restaurant "Sous les Pins" by Les Agitateurs.

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Opening periods

Open daily from 10am to 6pm (10am to 7pm in July and August).

Accepted payment methods

  • Bank checks
  • American Express
  • Credit card payment
  • Cash


Full price: €18.
Reduced ticket : 14 €.
Children under 16: free.

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