Museums of Nice

Take advantage of your stay at Palais de la Méditerranée to admire the most beautiful works by Henri Matisse, who lived in Cimiez from 1917 to 1954. The Henri Matisse Museum possesses the most complete collection of the artist’s sculptures, as well as a lot of gouaches, drawings, stained glass windows and personal diaries. Immerse yourself into Matisse’s artistic evolution, and discover a little later the splendid view from the cemetery of the Cimiez monastery, where both Henri Matisse and Raoul Dufy are buried.

Continue your visit at the Beaux-Arts Museum of Nice, set up in a palace of the Neo-Italian Renaissance style in the neighbourhood of the Beaumettes. Installed on two levels, the museum exhibits the evolution of painted art from the XVIIth century until 1940. You will discover among others some beautiful impressionist paintings and the works of Jan Brueghel the Elder, Jean Honoré Fragonard, Auguste Rodin, Raoul Dufy, Picasso and the Nice-born painter Adolf Mossa.

Exoticism will meet you at the Asian Arts Museum of Nice, where you will discover rare items and photographs illustrating the continent’s cultural and artistic diversity. The museum also organises workshops that will allow you to dive into the bubbling atmosphere of contemporary Asian art.

If you prefer American Pop Art, push the door of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Nice that also shows surprising works of the European New Realism. Then, let yourself be captivated by the Picasso Museum, located in the castle of Juan-les-Pins, only twenty kilometres away from Palais de la Méditerranée. That famous painter lived at the castle for two months in 1946 and left there many of his creations that are today accessible to the public.

Come the evening, you will get back to Palais de la Méditerranée, a luxury hotel at the crossroads of regional, international, primitive and contemporary art.