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Musee Matisse

164 avenue des Arenes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice, France
+33 4 93 81 08 08
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Surrounded by an olive garden, this museum has a collection of paintings spanning the length of Henri Matisse's career.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good32%
  • Average26%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“roman ruins” (48 reviews)
“his life” (41 reviews)
“museum shop” (10 reviews)
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164 avenue des Arenes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice, France
+33 4 93 81 08 08
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum has a few Matisse pieces. However, this museum is probably more useful for learning about Matisse's life/biography rather than having examples of his artwork per se. A nice part of the experience were the Roman ruins around the museum. It is strongly recommended...More

Thank BrainofSocrates
Reviewed 5 days ago

A small museum in a lovely location. Some museums are so big that you can't focus anymore. Museo Matisse is a perfect size. With the same ticket you'll get an access to other museums as well.

Thank NinaV_Travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went up to Cimiez to see the archaeological site and found that this was right next door. You can get a combined ticket for all the municipal museums in Nice for €10 for 24 hours (better value at €20 for 7 days) so that is...More

Thank rsalem713
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I almost didn't go to this museum. I decided spur of the moment to do so and I'm glad I did. It's a smaller museum to be sure but after massive places like the Louvre and the Vatican, this was a relief. I had a...More

Thank Chip M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You get to know the history of Matisse and his work. It is a good collection of his paintings that is showen in a good way. Very interesting!

Thank malinse14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though a small collection, this lovely museum is not just about the art displayed but the house itself and its surroundings. You don't need more than a morning or afternoon to come up to visit. The bue 15 and 17 come frequently from the centre...More

Thank KathmanduMazza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a spur of the moment choice and one well made. Take the number 15 bus from town (or a taxi) as the hill up is exhausting. Once there, enjoy much of his art and sculptures, some photos of him working and a chance...More

Thank PriceTheOrgan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are hard any original pieces to see. They have a lot of lithographs and limited edition pieces but one expects more of Matisse's original works. The cut outs are what there were a to of. and those were done in the period when Matisse's...More

Thank Merta1900
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost missed it because the museum was closed at the opening time. Employees are not helpful nor enthusiastic, a pity. But the sample is great. Next time want to visit the church Matisse painted near Nice.

Thank Mónica B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's quite a walk to get this museum and once there it wasn't worth it. Not a lot of his works on display although it is a good spot to see the Regina apartment building which is splendid - like a giant wedding cake!

1  Thank Judy B
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16 March 2017|
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Response from 128eh | Reviewed this property |
There is no contruction that I know of, pls ask your hotel for best bus connection! The answers above contain all your requests, the ticket is vslid also for other museums, the staff at the museum is totally helpful! Enjoy... More
Robert L
17 January 2017|
Response from Kati S | Reviewed this property |
Robert, Sorry, do not get the point and the Google translator is not helpful. Was there a question?
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12 November 2016|
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Response from Sed_nomini_tuo | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a lovely gift shop in the musee Matisse. However, as far as a cafe is concerned, you might be disapointed (French museum have not all understood all the money they could make in having a café inside, mostly... More