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Nice Travel Guide

Nice Museum passes

On the first Sunday of each month there is free entry to all municipal museums in Nice, but during the rest of the time you can get the Carte Passe-Musées, which gives you access to all the municipal museums. You can find more information in the Tourist Office at 5 Promenade des Anglais. Most of the museums are open from 10:00 to 18:00.

  • Musée Matisse

    164 avenue des Arènes de Cimiez.
    Tel: (04) 93 81 08 08.
    A magnificent 17th century Genoese villa with a trompe-l’oeil painted façade is devoted principally to the works of Henri Matisse (1889-1954). This museum contains over 236 drawings and 238 engravings.
    Open Hours: from April 1st to September 30th , from 11 am to 7 pm; and from October 1st to March 31st , from 10 am to 5 pm.
    Admission: Free entrance for permanent collections and exhibition.

    Guided tours:
    • Individuals: 5 € full price / 2,50 € reduced price
    • Groups: information at (0033) 04 93 53 40 53

  • Musée d’Ar Moderne et Contemporain (MAMAC)

    Promenade des Arts
    Tel: (04) 93 62 61 62.
    The artistic program of the museum finds its main structure in the relation between the New European Realism and the American Tendency towards the Art of Assembling and Pop Art. Inside the major movements in 60’s and 70’s Plastic Art is particularly well represented with works by César, Arman, and from Nice; Ben & Yves Klein, who gave the symbolic image of the museum.
    For its architecture alone this museum is a success, with its four marble towers, designed by Carrare, connected by transparent walkways.
    Guided visits on every Wednesday at 3:00 pm at the usual price of 5 euros or at the special price of 2,50 euros
    Groups on appointment only at the price of 65 euros (15/25 persons)

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