The Musée Matisse, opened in 1963, houses 600 Matisse’s artworks and 130 objects - donated to the City of Nice by the artist and his heirs - in a Genoese villa. The museum is part of the vast heritage complex of Cimiez, which includes the remains of Roman amphitheatre and thermae, a garden planted with centuries-old olive trees, and the Cimiez Monastery.

The Musée Matisse, opened in 1963, houses 600 Matisse’s artworks and 130 objects - donated to the City of Nice by the artist and his heirs - in a Genoese villa. The museum is part of the vast heritage complex of Cimiez, which includes the remains of Roman amphitheatre and thermae, a garden planted with centuries-old olive trees, and the Cimiez Monastery.

Programme

David Hockney, Plongeoir avec Ombre (Paper Pool 13), 1978, pâte de papier colorée et pressée, 182,9 x 217,2 cm, collection de l’artiste  © David Hockney / Tyler Graphics Ltd. | Crédit photo : Richard Schmidt
David Hockney, Plongeoir avec Ombre (Paper Pool 13), 1978, pâte de papier colorée et pressée, 182,9 x 217,2 cm, collection de l’artiste © David Hockney / Tyler Graphics Ltd. | Crédit photo : Richard Schmidt
Henri Matisse, La Vague, Nice, ca. 1952, papiers gouachés découpés, assemblés et marouflés sur toile, 51,5 x 160 cm, Musée Matisse Nice © Succession H. Matisse | Photo © François Fernandez
Henri Matisse, La Vague, Nice, ca. 1952, papiers gouachés découpés, assemblés et marouflés sur toile, 51,5 x 160 cm, Musée Matisse Nice © Succession H. Matisse | Photo © François Fernandez

Hockney – Matisse. Un Paradis retrouvé

Unprecedented conversation between David Hockney and Henri Matisse, revealing similarities between both artists. The French Riviera coincides with California through several themes: the swimming-pool, the window, and lush gardens.

Curator: Claudine Grammont

Access

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

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Every day except on Tuesday: 10am - 6pm.

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PLACES TO DISCOVER

Castle Hill Park : climbing the hill of the Castle to enjoy a royal view of the Baie des Anges, a fresh and timeless walk near the beautiful neo-classical cemetery.

PLACES TO DRINK

• Place du Pin : the inhabitants of Nice call it their “Petit Marais”. Located in the Vieux-Nice.
Le Negresco : an iconic place with a hotel, two restaurants and a bar.

On the roofs of Nice

All the great beachfront hotels have their rooftop. Ideal for a cocktail, a lunch or a coffee.

PLACES TO STAY

Le Windsor, Jungle Art Hotel : a charming hotel with bedrooms decorated with contemporary artworks. A beautiful garden to enjoy your breakfast or your cocktails…
Hôtel Amour : le dernier né de la famille Amour : 38 bedrooms, a restaurant, a swimming pool on the roof, a tree-filled patio, collected objects and furniture.

PLACES TO EAT

Le Plongeoir : a beachfront Mediterranean gourmet restaurant in a chic setting.
Bocca : the new food and lifestyle experience in Nice: a sharing restaurant, a luxuriant rooftop and a cheerful atmosphere.
Le Lavomatique : a bistronomic cuisine, delicious food to share in the old town.
Le Local : a preserved address in the harbour district, high-quality Italian products and cuisine at an affordable price, elegant service.
La Buvette du musée Chagall : fast food, a pleasant and bucolic break in the heard of Nice!
Garden of the Chagall Museum, open to all during the Museum’s opening hours.
Socca du Cours Saleya : a "Nissarde" cuisine as we like it, to go!

On the beach in Nice

Castel Plage : bistronomic cuisine, sunshades and deckchairs.
Le Galet : lounge bar, spa and deckchairs, facing the Albert Ier gardens.