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April 14, 2005
From journal Nice: A city for all seasons
Cinnaminson, New Jersey
February 15, 2001
First things first. You've got to love Nice. Maps are great and to get anywhere you have to go along Promenade des Anglais and then just follow the sign in the direction of each sightseeing point and you will get there.
This museum is really in a gorgeous building. The building was originally a residence of princess Kojchoubey and was built in 1878. On the first floor there is a rather large bookstore and there is a collection of Asian and medieval art. Then you walk up to the second floor along the really amazing staircase with a statue in front of you. As you are walking you see the walls decorated with paintings of the medieval scenes. And then there is the second floor where all the collection really is. Look at that piano with paintings on each sides. It's really gorgeous. But there is much more...
The museum bears the name of Jules Cheret, and even though his name is not as well known as the names of his contemporaries Monet, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cezanne, his paintings are really a treat to an art-lover. His paintings seem to combine the styles of Toulouse-Lautrec and Monet in them and are full of bright colors and light and life.
There are also a lot of Carpeaux sculptures which are really a tribute to woman's beauty.
In other halls you can also see paintings by Boudin, Monet, Vuillard, Van Dongen, as well as several of Rodin's sculptures.
From journal Nice in spring