Museums

The Riviera has always been very beloved by artists.

Most of them left some traces that nowadays can be enjoyed in the different museums of the coast.

In our region you will also find a collection of precious monuments.

We propose you hereafter a little selection of them.

To plan a visit or to book a guide, e-mail us.

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Picasso Museum – Antibes

Founded on the rests of the ancient Greek town of Antipolis, the château Grimaldi used to be a residence of the Monegasque noble family, who gave it their name. It was transformed into the Picasso Museum in 1966. Picasso lived in the castle from september to november 1946 and in this place he realized several works. He left 23 paintings and 44 drawings to the Town of Antibes. Many other  paintings have been added during the years, that have considerably enriched the collection. 3 km away from the hotel - 25' walk or 10' drive.

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Leger Museum – Biot

The Leger Museum in Biot offers a unique collection of paintings, ceramics and drawings and allows everyone to discover this major artist from his vanguard influences to his major cubist colourful compositions of the fifties. The building that hosts the Museum is a work of art itself and it worths a visit. 8 km away from the hotel - 15' drive.

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Bonnard Museum – Le Cannet

The Bonnard Museum in Le Cannet is the latest addition to the cultural heritage of the French Riviera. It is the first museum in the world entirely dedicated to the work of Pierre Bonnard, a major artist of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The museum fits naturally into the heart of the town of Cannet, which inspired Bonnard with its landscapes and light of the Midi for almost 22 years. The museum holds one to two exhibitions a year, a large scale exhibition in the summer, and a smaller scale one in the spring. 9 km away from the hotel - 25' drive.

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Renoir Museum – Cagnes sur Mer

This memorial museum is located at Les Collettes, where the painter spent the last twelve years of his life. The artist’s house and two studios have been preserved just as they were here and now it is a charming museum, with a magnificent olive groove. 10 km away from the hotel - 25' drive.

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Maeght Foundation – Saint-Paul-de-Vence

The museum is a unique example of private foundation in Europe. Painters and artists have worked in collaboration with the architect Josep-Lluis Sert to create an integrated system of building and works of art, such as the labyrinth of Miró, characterised by sculptures and ceramics, mosaics of Chagall, glasses of Brail and Bury’s fountain. The Maeght Foundation owns one of the most prestigious collections in Europe regarding the art of the XX century. The most famous works of art of the foundation belong to Bonnard, Braque, Calder, Chagall, Giacometti, Léger, Miró. 20 km away from the hotel – 30’ by car.

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The Town Museums – Nice

Matisse Museum: the museum is situated on the hill of Cimiez, not far from the Franciscan monastery with its gardens, the Hotel Regina, where Matisse lived, and the Gallo-Roman ruins. Since the 5th of January 1963 the Museum has been welcoming visitors who have been able to admire the collection of works left by the artist (and his heirs) to the city of Nice.

Chagall Museum:  result of Chagall’s donation to France, this museum built 1972 houses the most important permanent collection of the painter’s work.

The Museum of Modern Art: designed by Bayard and Vidal, it presents French and American avant-garde movements from the 1960s to the present.

The Russian Cathedral: built in 1912, the Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas is famous for its six gilded onion domes and its façade of ochre brick. It is the biggest orthodox cathedral outside Russia.

25 km away from the hotel - 45' drive.
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Oceanographic Museum – Monte-Carlo

Unique collection concerned with science and discovery of rare species. Don’t miss the shark lagoon, a real technical and biological achievement that unveils the beauty and diversity of coral reefs and other living entities in a vast acquarium. 46 km away from the hotel – 50’ by car.