Monastère Notre Dame de Cimiez
Painters Henri Matisse and Raoul Dufy are buried in the cemetery of this monastery.
Musée National Marc Chagall
The strange, dreamlike and often unsettling work of the Belarusian painter Marc Chagall (1887–1985) is displayed at this small museum,...
Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain
European and American avant-garde works from the 1950s to the present are the focus of this museum. Highlights include many works by...
This dynamic cafe, cultural centre and live-music venue is the place to tune into the current and emerging music scene. Live music and...
Run by a team of brothers, Gaël et Mickaël Tourteau, this small restaurant has big culinary ambitions (and a Michelin star). In a zen...
164 av des Arènes de Cimiez · interesting places nearby
Musée Matisse information
This museum, 2km north in the leafy Cimiez quarter, houses a fascinating assortment of works by Matisse, including oil paintings, drawings, sculptures, tapestries and Matisse’s famous paper cut-outs. The permanent collection is displayed in a red-ochre 17th-century Genoese villa in an olive grove. Temporary exhibitions are in the futuristic basement building. Matisse is buried in the Monastère Notre Dame de Cimiez cemetery, across the park from the museum.
In the 1940s Matisse lived in the monumental Régina building at 71 bd de Cimiez. Originally Queen Victoria’s wintering palace, it had been converted into apartments and Matisse had two that he used as a studio and home (where he died in 1954).