Museums to visit during your stay in Nice

Museums to visit during your stay in Nice

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Nice is a city of culture, the second most important in France, after Paris, in terms of museum visitors. See our selection of the 5 museums in Nice that you should not miss during your stay at the Best Western Plus Hotel Brice Garden Nice. All are within easy reach of your 4-star hotel – the ideal way to alternate a trip to the beach with cultural visits on the same day!

 

Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Nice

Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain in Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group
Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain in Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group

 

Right at the centre of Nice, the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain is the city's number one museum. Located close by Place Garibaldi, the museum architecture was designed by Yves Bayard and Henri Vidal in 1990. It stands as a monument to modernity in the city centre. A wide range of art collections from the 1950s until today are on display all the year round, featuring artists such as Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Pierre Soulages and James Lee Byars.

 View of the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group
View of the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group
 

At the end of your visit, don't miss the top-floor terrace with an incredible view over the city of Nice. In the distance, can you spot the beautiful façade of the Best Western Plus Hotel Brice Garden Nice?

MAMAC
1 Place Yves Klein - 06000 Nice
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm
Access: 22 min walk or 6 min by car
 

Villa Masséna Museum

 The Villa Masséna Nice Museum - Credit: Summer Hotel Group
The Villa Masséna Nice Museum - Credit: Summer Hotel Group
 

A few minutes' walk from our 4-star hotel, the Villa Masséna Museum is an architectural jewel on the Promenade des Anglais. The museum houses collections recounting the art and history of Nice, from its unification with France until the end of the Belle Epoque. Here you can see works by 19th century landscape painters, such as Joseph Fricero, Antoine Trachel and Alexis Mossa.

The villa is a masterpiece in itself with its incredible interior decoration designed by the architects Hans-Georg Tersling and Aaron Messiah.

Musée Masséna
65 Rue de France - 06000 Nice
Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday from 11 am to 6 pm 
Access: 5 min walk

 

Marc Chagall National Museum

 Marc Chagall National Museum - Credit: Nice Tourist Office
Marc Chagall National Museum - Credit: Nice Tourist Office
 

The Marc Chagall National Museum houses the biggest public collection of the artist's work on the theme of the Old Testament. Two rooms are dedicated to the Biblical Message. The auditorium is famous for its 3 large stained-glass windows, representing the Creation of the World.

Start off the visit with walk with your family in the gardens around the museum. The gardens were designed by Henri Fish, in collaboration with Marc Chagall. They mainly feature Mediterranean plants and flowers with white and blue predominating. It is almost as pretty as the private garden at the Best Western Plus Hotel Brice Garden Nice

Musée National Marc Chagall
36 Avenue Dr Ménard - 06000 Nice
Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday from 10 am to 5 pm  
Access: 24 min walk or 9 min by car

 

Palais Lascaris

 The Palais Lascaris Nice - Credit: Michelin Voyages
The Palais Lascaris Nice - Credit: Michelin Voyages

The Palais Lascaris is at the heart of Vieux-Nice. It is a traditional aristocratic residence in Nice Baroque style. It was built by the Lascaris-Vintimille family. Today it has the Musée de France label and has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1946. The palace houses pieces on the themes of art and music with a collection of over 500 musical instruments dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as paintings and furniture.

Palais Lascaris
15 Rue Droite - 06300 Nice
Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday from 10 am to 5:30 pm 
Access: 22 min walk or 9 min by car
 

Matisse Museum

 The Matisse Museum Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group
The Matisse Museum Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group
 

Visit the breathtaking Colline de Cimiez (Cimiez Hill), the home of the Matisse Museum, as well as the Roman arena and remains, a garden with centuries-old olive trees and the Cimiez monastery. You can access the museum by car from the Best Western Plus Hotel Brice Garden Nice, admire works by the artist in over 1,200m2, as well as a retrospective looking at his life and artistic career. Here you can see 5 of his greatest works: "Still Life with Books and Candle" (1890), "Portrait of Madame Matisse" (1905), "Still Life with Pomegranates" (1947), "Blue Nude IV" (1952) and "Flowers and Fruits" (1952).

This is also a chance to see the ceramic "Swimming Pool", one of the artist's last works, on display in its own room.

Musée Matisse
164 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez - 06000 Nice
Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday from 10h to 17h
Access: 11 min by car

 

Ask at the Best Western Plus Hotel Brice Garden Nice reception for a list of all the museums. Book your culture stay in Nice on our website!