The Renoir museum is placed in the heart of a beautiful estate in Cagnes-sur-Mer, planted with olive and citrus trees offering a breathtaking view down the Cape of Antibes. It was the retreat and final address of the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who moved to Cagnes in an attempt to improve his arthritis. The museum's collection ; painting, scultpures, artist's studio and furniture constitute the testimony of Renoir's last 12 years of life spent in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

In 1908, Renoir settled in the Collettes. Seduced by the climate, he enjoyed painting outside, reproducing on his canvas the bright colours of the olive trees, fruits and flowers of the region as well as the voluptuous bodies of the young Cagnoises that lived here. Also, it is in Cagnes that he started sculpting for the first time. The happiness that comes out of Renoir paintings is due to the exaltation and felicity that the painter kept until his last day despite the weakness that overcame his body, when he became very ill.The Renoir Museum reproduces the exact environment that the painter knew, displaying some of his canvas, furniture, and familiar objects.



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Founded: 1960
Category: Museums in France

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Mir Torres (4 months ago)
Don't miss this place. Wonderful gardens with olive trees. Perfect for a picnic.
Gerardo Alvarez (6 months ago)
Interesting to see the place where Renoir spent his last 12 years of his life. There are some paintings, and others made by his friend, also you can watch some videos and information. Incredible sea sight and surroundings area.
FollowYourDreams (6 months ago)
We’re happy to visit a house of an impeccable artist. The garden is cozy and the view is really nice.
J Mangia (7 months ago)
A nice museum with few works of art but worth it since you discover where the painter lived and his history. Be careful with the hours on Google, they actually close between 12 and 2pm which is not mentioned on their website. Special fares (free in fact) for people living in Cagnes. Nice garden, nice view. They should provide a paper with g the highlights, you might miss the nice statue in front of the house and some details in the rooms.
Will Collins (2 years ago)
Beautiful house in gorgeous gardens. Still holds the serene energy of the original owner.
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