The building, designed by the architect André Svetchine hosts the only collection of its kind in the world which covers Fernand Léger (1881-1955) entire career, including paintings, sculptures, films, theatre sets, tapestries, mosaics, ceramics… Nestled in cool, shaded Mediterranean gardens, the Museum is surrounded by monumental sculptures, based on works made by Léger.

The building, designed by the architect André Svetchine hosts the only collection of its kind in the world which covers Fernand Léger (1881-1955) entire career, including paintings, sculptures, films, theatre sets, tapestries, mosaics, ceramics… Nestled in cool, shaded Mediterranean gardens, the Museum is surrounded by monumental sculptures, based on works made by Léger.

Programme

Le transport des forces

This painting by Fernand Léger, 1937, enhances electric energy and the combination between artistic creativity and technological innovation. Commissioned by the State, it was painted for the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques in Paris in collaboration with Fernand Léger’s students. This painting is considered a milestone in Fernand Léger’s approach: here, the place of colour in architecture is deepened and social art promoted. This work is the property of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques in Paris.
Curators: Julie Guttierez & Anne Dopffer

Access

Every day except on Tuesday: 10am - 6pm from 2 May to 30 Oct.

Chemin du Val-de-Pôme
06410 Biot
+33 (0)4 92 91 50 30

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PLACES TO DISCOVER

Musée d’histoire et de céramique de Biot : installed in a former hospital, this museum space offers an exceptional collection of jars made in Biot.
Centre d’art du verre Pierini : sculptures, limited series and monumental pieces in glass.
Galerie Gabel : gathers works of all sides, of confirmed or emerging artists (ceramists, painters, sculptors, glassmakers, mosaicists...).

PLACES TO STAY

Les Arcades : restaurant and hotel of 12 rooms, with authentic charm in the heart of the village of Biot.
La Bastide : rooms in a flowery and intimate atmosphere to enjoy a relaxing moment.

PLACES TO EAT

• La Table du musée : located in the garden of the Museum Fernand Léger, this restaurant offers fresh, local and organic products.
Les Terraillers : elegant restaurant with Provencal specialties.
Les Verriers : restaurant in a green setting, nestled at the foot of the medieval village of Biot.
L'Auberge Crêperie du Vieux Village : friendly place offering pancakes and crepes.
Café de la Poste : tasty Mediterranean cuisine in an authentic setting. From 13.50 euros for lunch.