7 Favourite Museums in Provence Côte d’Azur via Lou Messugo

Provence Côte d’Azur has an abundance of excellent museums worth discovering ranging from special interest such as the Perfume Museum (Musée International de Parfum) in Grasse right through to museums dedicated to artists (Picasso Museum / Musée Picasso).

Musée International de Parfum in Grasse

Musée International de Parfum in Grasse

I was kindly invited to share my thoughts about a few of my favourite museums as part of a blog post by Lou Messugo.

You can read the entire post here:  http://www.loumessugo.com/en/blog/entry/7-favourite-museums-in-provence-cote-d-azur

What are your favourite museums in the region?

Art Trails on the French Riviera

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.

Antibes

Musée Peynet

Musée Picasso

Musée Picasso. Antibes

Musée Picasso. Antibes

Biot

Musée National Fernand Léger

Cagnes sur Mer

Chateau Musée Grimaldi

Musée Renoir

Cannes

Centre d’art La Malmaison

Musée de la Castre

Grasse

Musée d’art et d’histoire de Provence

Le Cannet

Musée Bonnard

Menton

Musée Jean Cocteau

Musée Jean Cocteau, Menton

Musée Jean Cocteau, Menton

Mouans Sartoux

L’espace de l’art concret at Château de Mouans Sartoux

Mougins

Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins

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Nice

Galerie de la Marine

Galerie des Ponchettes

MAMAC

MAMAC, Nice

MAMAC, Nice

Monastre de Nôtre Dame de Cimiez (burial place of Raoul Dufy and Henri Matisse)

Musée des Arts Asiatiques

Musee des Beaux Arts

Musée Marc Chagall

Musée Massena

Musée Matisse

Musée Matisse, Nice

Musée Matisse, Nice

Hôtel Negresco

Hotel Villa La Tour

Hotel Windsor

Palais Lascaris

Villa Arson

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villa Santo Sospir

Saint Paul de Vence

La Colombe d’Or

Fondation Maeght

Fondation Maeght, St Paul de Vence

Fondation Maeght, St Paul de Vence

St Paul de Vence cemetery (burial place of Marc Chagall)

Vallauris

Musée National Picasso

Vence

Chapelle du Rosaire

Chapelle du Rosaire painted by Matisse

Chapelle du Rosaire painted by Matisse

Villefranche sur Mer

Chapelle St Pierre

Chapelle St Pierre, Villefranche sur Mer

Chapelle St Pierre, Villefranche sur Mer

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