Museum of Contemporary Art (MAMAC) in Nice.
From contemporary popular art to abstract American art and the window of Nice art school. www.mamac-nice.org
Chagall Museum in Nice
The largest public collection of the Artists work. www.musee-chagall.fr
Matisse Museum in Nice.
Exhibited in the Arenas Villa; a 17thC Genoese villa which has housed the Masters collection since 1963.
Fernand Léger Museum in Biot
Housing more than 348 original works by the artist including drawings, oils, stained glass and mosaic.
Picasso Museum in the Grimaldi Château in Antibes.
This museum took the Artists name in 1949, the first museum dedicated to a living artist. It was his workshop (atelier) and exhibits « beautiful » pieces including his blue period. You will also see original painting on the walls of the museum done while he was working there. www.antibesjuanlespins.com
Renoir Museum at his villa, Les Collettes, in Cagnes sur Mer.
The Master ended his life here by painting with hands so riddled by arthritis he had to have his brushes tied to them.
Well worth a visit; you’ll see his house and gardens as well as some of his works. Ask Tom or Ruth for a map.
Also worth a visit is the Medievil old town of Cagnes sur Mer with its square turreted castle high up on the hill on the left as you go towards to sea. (The castle high up on the right hand side is Villeneuve Loubet Village).
The fishing village quarter of Cagnes called the “Cros de Cagnes“. This is the seafront promenade part of Cagnes and has lovely flat seafront walks, bicycle hire (4 wheel/6 person; tandems and bicycles); pretty, clean, safe pebbly beaches; the cute little church of St Peter (St Pierre) and the still active fishing fleet of small barks which fish the small farm 100 yards out to sea and are based in the original tiny fishing port of the Cros de Cagnes. See also the Horse Racing Track called the Hippodrome at Cagnes.
The International Perfume Museum in Grasse.
Showing the world renowned perfume making tradition of Grasse with a chronological history of Western use of perfumes to seduce, spoiling oneself and communicate. It is set out in five parts representing five continents in contemporary themes.
Open 7 days a week from 10am to 7pm (1/6 to 30/9) and from Wednesday to Monday 11am to 6pm (1/10 to 31/5). www.museedegrasse.com
Florian Confectionary and Sweet Museum at the Pont du Loup.
Visite guidée gratuite des fabriques traditionnelles de confiserie. www.confiserieflorian.com