Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice

Nice, France

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice was built in the former private mansion built in 1878 by the Ukrainian Princess, Elisabeth Vassilievna Kotschoubey. Named for the artist Jules Chéret who lived and worked in Nice during his final years, the museum opened on 7 January 1928.

The museum houses a collection of art spanning the past four centuries. There are paintings by Chéret and other artists who lived and worked on the French Riviera such as Gustav-Adolf Mossa, who for many years was curator of the museum. The small museum has sculptures by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, François Rude, Michel de Tarnowsky and Auguste Rodin, plus ceramic pieces by Pablo Picasso.



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Founded: 1878
Category: Museums in France


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Jorjun Morre (2 months ago)
Splendid location, astounding collection. Looking forward to a return trip one day. Highly recommend. [Redacted until google AI review their inappropriate obscenity filter. Art (at the very least) is not a territory where restriction of reviewer expression should be allowed a negligence pass.]
Chad Farran (3 months ago)
Beaux Arts was exceptional and absolutely worth the short visit. Accessible by public transport and included in the 3 day Nice Museum pass. Jules Cheret and Doufy pieces are AWEsome!
Amy (4 months ago)
A good museum. There isn't a huge amount to see but the collection is carefully curated and explained so it is less overwhelming (and more interesting) than at other museums. There are some magnificent pieces. The building itself is very impressive too. It was not too busy either.
Melanie H (Minty) (5 months ago)
A nice arts museum in a beautiful building. It was quiet when we visited, so it felt peaceful walking around seeing the paintings and sculpture. There's traces of frescos on some of the walls, it must have been fantastic when it was first built.
Nicky Hirst (5 months ago)
This museum was at the bottom of the road, from my hotel in Nice, called the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nice (Museum of beautiful art). There were lots of paintings, some sculpture set in a beautiful building and gardens. Concerts are also hosted here. Make sure you see the piano room with the huge paintings. Very impressive. I visited a few museums by getting a Nice Museum card (€15 gives you 96 hours of free entry into most museums, but not all, and you can choose the date to activate it from, so you can purchase ahead of visiting Nice).
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