Matisse Museum/Chagall Museum

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Tombrew on November 19, 2000

These wonderful and contrasting galleries are literally up the road from each other. Chagall's is more modern and, of course, contains all of his great Biblical paintings. Also a lot of gorgeous stained glass and a huge mosaic. And it's cheap to enter. Then, walk UP UP UP the hill to Cimiez and you can't miss Matisse's Museum. It is in his old red house in the Roman ruins. Full of his great works, you'll walk through several floors. But boy is it hot in there. Nearby, you can visit the 12th century Cathedral established by St. Francis of Assisi - he visited there. The gardens are just beautiful, and the graveyard next to it contains Matisse's grave. These are within walking distance of the railroad station, and the bus runs along here if the hill is too much. This city is so beautiful.
Musee Matisse de Nice
164, Avenue Des Arènes De Cimiez
Cimiez, France, 06000
+33 4 93 81 08 08

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