Musée Matisse Nice

In a fully renovated Genoese villa set in the olive grove in the Cimiez Gardens, this single-artist museum follows the artistic development of the painter who lived in Nice from 1917 to his death in 1954.

Exceptional closing from 30/05 to 22/06/2023.
The Matisse Museum houses the donations to the City of Nice of Henri Matisse and his heirs. The collection, rich in nearly 600 works, traces Matisse's artistic research from the 1890s to the cut-out gouache papers of the end of his life. The museum also preserves the artist's personal objects, which allows us to enter into the intimacy of his creation. The temporary exhibitions invite us to take a fresh look at this 20th century master, by highlighting little-known aspects of his work or by placing him in dialogue with other artists of his time and those he influenced.

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Opening periods

From 02/05 to 31/10 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Ticket office closes 30 minutes before.

From 01/11 to 30/04 between 10 am and 5 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Accepted payment methods

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


Full price: 10 € (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).).

Free entry for children 10 people.


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