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Musee Matisse

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This museum is primarily focussed on Matisse who was born and raised there . There was also a salon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chris h
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This visit was very different from museums I usually visit in many ways. The staff were very... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
281jgb
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Palais Fenelon, Place Commandant-Richez, 59360 Le Cateau-Cambresis, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is primarily focussed on Matisse who was born and raised there . There was also a salon devoted to Hermil , another artist with local roots. The museum is beautifully laid out in a Chateau which has been tasteful extended to include two...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

This visit was very different from museums I usually visit in many ways. The staff were very helpful and they allowed over 60's discount using driving licence as proof. The actual museum had art by Matisse from his early age right up to his death....More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Our teenage girls stopped by in the small atelier after viewing the Matisse permanent exhibition and did two lovely paintings. Going through the exhibition, aided by a good audio guide, no one can escape the artistic evolution to liberation and emancipation of color and shape....More

Thank Anders N
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Other posts outline the history of this museum so moving swiftly along.... Stopped at motorhome aire 15 minutes walk away for this specific visit. The staff were helpful, with help for non french speakers if needed. There is a discount for pensioners which is always...More

1  Thank cam00re
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Although slightly off the beaten track it is definately worth making a specific trip to this Matisse Museum opened by the artist himself and containing many pieces of his work donated by him too.The museum is well laid out and certainly is very comprehensive.There is...More

1  Thank 155jacquelinef
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Visit this museum to learn more about Matisse. You get a perfect overview of his life and work. Don't miss the other parts of the museum. There is beautiful collection of paintings by Hesdin. Not to be missed. The museumshop sells perfect art prints by...More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We spend 2h visiting the Musée Matisse in July 2017. The museum was opened by Matisse himself in 1952 and presents a collection of 80 works. The collection covers the whole of his career and the exhibit makes a good job at presenting the evolution...More

1  Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Modern museum in an old building with good sculpture outside. We unfortunately only had time to enjoy the Matisse. Interesting for the breadth of the view of Matisse's work.

1  Thank zelebern
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stopped at Le Cateau to have lunch and break our journey when we realised the Musee Matisse was there. This is a beautifully presented exhibition in a lovely old building. We had English audioguides (just enough info.) which enhanced the visit. As well as...More

1  Thank Googly2010
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Spacious intelligently designed museum. Works presented chronologically in coherent groups. Very well done audio guide (and I usually find them annoying). Beautiful collection. AND not at all overly crowded. A very good museum experience.

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