on January 27, 2001
The museum is at least a mile up a fairly steep hill from the beach area of the city. An interesting walk but a fairly strenuous one. Outside the museum are old ruins of some previous structure. Apparently Matisse lived in the museum building. The paintings cover various stages of his career and there are a lot of biographical information available by the paintings. As usual for Matisse the colours in his paintings are bright and spectacular. Well worth the trek, but if you don't want or need the exercise, take the bus.
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