Nice and the French Riviera

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The French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur as the French actually call it) is the name of an area which roughly extends from Menton, near the Italian border, to an unspecified point between Saint Tropez and Toulon, anyway east of Marseille. Yet, to precisely define it geographically is not really important. Nice, Mougins, Saint Paul, Vence, Antibes, Monaco….the French Riviera has always been a special place for creative people coming from around the world; a land where Mediterranean colors, light, landscape, and art intertwine since the days in which Isadora Duncan, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Picasso, Chagall, and Matisse chose this piece of southern France coastline as their home.
Such an enduring relationship between artists and territory is perfectly expressed by the museums, cultural centers, and exhibition galleries we can enjoy today in this extraordinary land. (Banner image by Tim Gage)


museums in Nice and the French Riviera

Château de Vallauris – Musée Picasso

Château de Vallauris – Musée Picasso

Vallauris - Place de la Libération
closed on: Tuesday
The Château de Vallauris - musée Picasso in the French Riviera houses three small museums and includes a chapel decorated by Picasso.
Fondation Maeght – Saint-Paul de Vence

Fondation Maeght – Saint-Paul de Vence

Saint-Paul-de-Vence - chemin des Gardettes, 623
closed on: open every day
The Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul de Vence is a modern art museum whose collection includes works by Braque, Calder, Chagall, Giacometti, Léger, and Miró
Jean Cocteau Museum – Menton

Jean Cocteau Museum – Menton

Menton - 2, quai de Monléon
closed on: Tuesdays, January 1, May 1, November 1, and December 25
The Musée Cocteau in Menton, France, is a museum dedicated to French artist and writer Jean Cocteau, housed in an iconic building designed by Rudy Ricciotti
MAMAC The Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Nice

MAMAC The Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Nice

Nice - Place Yves Klein
closed on: Mondays
The MAMAC (Musée d'Art moderne et d'Art contemporain) is a museum of modern and contemporary art in the heart of Nice, one of the largest in Southern France
Musée de la Photographie | Mougins

Musée de la Photographie | Mougins

Mougins - Porte Sarrazine
closed on: Open daily
The Musée de la Photographie André Villers is a small museum of photography in Mougins, southern France, most known of its collection of pictures of Picasso
Musée Matisse, Nice

Musée Matisse, Nice

Nice - Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez ,164
closed on: Tuesdays, January 1, Easter, May 1, and December 25
The Musée Matisse in Nice is an art museum dedicated to Henri Matisse; it has one of the world's largest collection of works by the French artist
Musée National Fernand Léger | Biot

Musée National Fernand Léger | Biot

Biot - Chemin du Val de Pome
closed on: Tuesday
The Musée Léger in Biot, located in the French Riviera near Nice, is an art museum that has the largest collection in the world of works by Fernand Léger
Musée National Marc Chagall – Nice

Musée National Marc Chagall – Nice

Nice - Avenue du Docteur Ménard
closed on: Tuesdays, January 1, May 1, and December 25
The Musée National Marc Chagall is an art museum in Nice, it's one of the world's most important museums dedicated to Russian-French artist Marc Chagall
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Monaco - Av. St-Martin
closed on: open all days
Opened to the public in 1910, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco (and aquarium) is one the oldest and most visited Marine Science museums in Europe
Picasso Museum, Antibes

Picasso Museum, Antibes

Antibes - Place Mariejol
closed on: Mondays, January 1, May 1, November 1, and December 25
Housed in The Grimaldi Castle, the Musée Picasso in Antibes is a small art museum whose collection comprises works by Pablo Picasso and other major artists

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Vallauris: ceramic art and the spirit of Picasso

Vallauris: ceramic art and the spirit of Picasso

The Chateau of Vallauris, in the French Riviera, houses the Magnelli / Ceramic Art museums together with the painting cycle “War and Peace” by Pablo Picasso

archive of exhibitions, news, and events in Nice and the French Riviera


Modern art in the French Riviera – an itinerary

Modern art in the French Riviera – an itinerary

An tinerary which connects seven art museums in the Nice French Riviera, at a short distance from one another, dedicated to Matisse, Chagall, Picasso, Leger

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