The musée Matisse’s collection comprises works donated to the city by the artist and his heirs. Its presentation allows the public to fully experience the work of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Inaugurated in 1963, the museum is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year!

The musée Matisse’s collection comprises works donated to the city by the artist and his heirs. Its presentation allows the public to fully experience the work of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Inaugurated in 1963, the museum is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year!

Programme

Djamel Tatah, Sans titre, 2009, huile et cire sur toile, 60 x 80 cm, coll. part., Paris © Adagp, Paris, 2023 | Photo © Jean-Louis Losi
Djamel Tatah, Sans titre, 2009, huile et cire sur toile, 60 x 80 cm, coll. part., Paris © Adagp, Paris, 2023 | Photo © Jean-Louis Losi

Djamel Tatah

The painter Djamel Tatah (born in 1959 in Saint-Chamond) is proposing a renewed tour of the Musée Matisse in Nice. He has made a subjective selection from the museum's collections of around a hundred graphic works and sculptures by Henri Matisse (1869-1954), from throughout the artist's career, augmented by exceptional loans from the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA). The exhibition alternates with around thirty of his own paintings, most of them monumental in size, selected from his output over the last twenty years and from both public and private collections.

Access

Musée Matisse
164, avenue des Arènes de Cimiez
06000 Nice
+33 (0)4 93 81 08 08
musee-matisse-nice.org

Museum open daily except on Tuesdays:
From 10 am to 5 pm from November 1st to April 30th
From 10 am to 6 pm from May 2nd to October 31st

Ticket office closes 30 minutes before.

Closed on January 1st, Easter Sunday, May 1st and December 25th.

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PLACES TO DISCOVER

Le musée d'archéologie de Nice/Cimiez : next to the Matisse museum and located on the archeological site of the Roman city of Cemenelum, where the remains are displayed.
• The monastery of Cimiez and its garden : don't hesitate to visit the Franciscan monastery, classified as a historical monument, to admire the works of the Nice primitive Louis Bréa. The garden, formerly the monks' orchard and vegetable garden, is now a bucolic setting where climbing roses bloom on ancient pergolas. A small terrace, adorned with a fountain and ponds, opens below and offers an exceptional view of the Paillon valley and, further on, the sea.
• The Cimiez cemetery: a short detour to the cemetery located behind the monastery will allow you to see the tomb of Henri Matisse, but also those of other painters like Raoul Dufy.
• The Cimiez district: take advantage of your visit to Cimiez to stroll through the streets around the museum. This residential area of Nice, part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, is of great architectural interest. It is home to luxurious Belle Époque residences, such as former palaces (e.g. the Régina, where Matisse's last studio was located) that have been converted into homes, or princely palaces of Moorish inspiration (the Alhambra).
La chapelle du Rosaire à Vence: located 30 minutes by car from the museum, this total work of art entirely conceived by Henri Matisse is a must-see.

PLACES TO STAY

L'hôtel Beau Rivage : it is in this hotel located on the Promenade des Anglais that Henri Matisse stayed the first time he came to Nice, at the end of December 1917.

PLACES TO EAT

There are few offers in the Cimiez district. The easiest way is to go back down to the city center (direct with buses n°5 and n°33) and, why not, sit down at the terrace of one of the restaurants of the Cours Saleya, where Matisse used to come for lunch when he lived in the Caïs de Pierlas palace, located on the Place Charles-Félix.

PLACES TO DRINK

A refreshment stand is located in the garden of the Arena, in the shade of the olive trees.