Façade du musée Façade du musée Carle Vanloo, Thésée, vainqueur du taureau de Marathon, 1745, huile sur toile, carton de tapisserie. Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Chéret, Nice Jules Chéret, Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1904, huile sur toile. Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Chéret

Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Chéret

The museum was inaugurated in 1928 in the Villa Kotschoubey-Thomson, a fine example of 19th-century neo-classical architecture. Its collections cover a broad spectrum of art history, from the 12th to the 20th century.

The Villa des Baumettes was transformed into the Fine Art Museum Jules Chéret in 1928. It testifies to the cosmopolitism and eclecticism of the Nice holiday resort. The villa was built from 1878 by Elisabeth Kotschoubey, wife of a private adviser to Tsar Alexander II. In 1883, it was bought by an American entomologist, James Thomson, and his wife. The architect Constantin Scala made transformations between 1883 and 1887 to give the villa its present Italian neo-renaissance appearance. The interior had a great ornamentation in faux-marble and paintings with mythological themes, which disappeared at the opening of the museum but are the subject of a restoration project. The museum exhibits works from French museum deposits and donations from Nice notables and winter residents attached to the region.

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Opening periods

From 02/05 to 31/10
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 01/11 to 30/04
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Accepted payment methods

  • Bank checks
  • Credit card payment
  • Cash
  • Holiday vouchers


Full price: 10 € (15 € : 3-day ticket giving access to all municipal museums and galleries.)
Group adults: 8 € (For a group of more than 10 people).

Free entry for children 10 people.

Museum Pass offered to all residents of Nice and the municipalities of the Nice Côte d'Azur metropolitan area, giving free access to all museums and municipal galleries (you must have an identity document and proof of residence less than 3 months old).

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