The French Riviera has fascinated painters, poets and artists for centuries who have been inspired by the beautiful landscapes and luminous light of the Mediterranean.
From Renoir to Chagall, from Picasso to Monet and Matisse the region is scattered with wonderful art museums and collections from the finest painters.
Follow my guide ‘Art Trails on the French Riviera’ for places to visit with an artistic influence including classic and contemporary art collections as well as off-the-beaten-track suggestions.
Cagnes sur Mer
L’espace de l’art concret at Château de Mouans Sartoux
Monastre de Nôtre Dame de Cimiez (burial place of Raoul Dufy and Henri Matisse)
Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
Saint Paul de Vence
St Paul de Vence cemetery (burial place of Marc Chagall)
Chapelle du Rosaire
Villefranche sur Mer
Chapelle St Pierre
La Citadelle (home to the Musée Volti, Collection Goetz-Boumeester and Collection Roux – to read more about these 3 museums read my previous blog post about Villefranche sur Mer here
To see a map of Access Riviera’s ‘Art Trails on the French Riviera’ locations, click on this link (thanks to Wanderant!) where you can click on each location to read more:
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Image credits: Cimiez, Deluxe Drivers, France Culture, Oopartir, Panoramio