Museums in the Alpes-Maritimes

 

With more than a hundred museums, the French Riviera is home to an important cultural legacy. From Grasse to Menton, exceptional collections from many periods and styles await you.

Musée International de la Parfumerie


International Perfume Museum

Grasse 

This museum first opened in 1989 and retraces how techniques have evolved and the 4,000 years of history of perfumes to which Grasse has greatly contributed.

> Discover the International Perfume Museum 

 

Musée Picasso

 

The Picasso Museum in Antibes and the National Picasso Museum in Vallauris 

Antibes and Vallauris

After the Second World War, Pablo Picasso decided to live and work on the French Riviera. His strong attachment to the Mediterranean brought him to Antibes and before Cannes and Mougins, to Vallauris. Two museums feature his work. 

> Discover the Picasso Museum in Antibes and the National Picasso Museum War and Peace in Vallauris

 

Musée Ferdinand Léger


The Fernand Léger Museum

Biot

After more than fifty years of existence, the National Fernand Léger Museum has become a reference on the work of this artist.

> Discover the Fernand Léger Museum
 

Fondation Maeght

 
The Maeght Foundation

Saint-Paul de Vence

The Maeght Foundation is an exceptional place surrounded by nature. It houses one of the most important collections of modern 20th century paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphic works in Europe as well as some contemporary artists.

> Discover the Maeght Foundation

MAMAC


The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice (MAMAC)

Nice

This museum’s artistic programme focuses essentially on the correlation between European New Realism and American expression of assemblage art and Pop Art.

> Discover the MAMAC in Nice 

 

Musée Matisse


The Matisse Museum 

Nice

The interest of this collection resides in how it presents Matisse’s artistic evolution, advances and research in colour and drawing style from his first works in 1890 to the gouache cut-outs of the end of his career.

> Discover the Matisse Museum
 

 Musée Marc Chagall


The Marc Chagall Museum

Nice

The Biblical Message and its preparatory works as well as the gouache series for the Bible were the two donations made by Marc and Valentina Chagall that enabled the museum to open in 1973. The collections were completed in 1987. 

> Discover the Marc Chagall Museum
 

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild


Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa & Gardens

Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat

Set on the narrowest part of the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, the Villa is one of the most beautiful villas on the French Riviera. 

> Discover the Ephrussi de Rothschild Villa & Gardens
 
 

Villa Kérylos


Greek Villa Kérylos 

Beaulieu-sur-mer

The Villa Kérylos is a magical place packed with history and a relic of the French Belle Epoque, offering a dynamic perspective of antique culture.

> Discover the Greek Villa Kérylos 
 

Musée Océanographique de Monaco

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco 

Monaco Monte-Carlo

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco is a sea museum founded in 1889 by Prince Albert the 1st of Monaco (1848-1922). More than 6,000 fish specimens are exhibited in their natural habitat, which has been faithfully reproduced.

> Discover the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco 
 

Musée Jean Cocteau

 
The Jean Cocteau Museum

Menton

The Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton is a bona fide memorial museum dedicated to the artist and poet who died in 1963. Prior to his death, Jean Cocteau restored an old bastion in Menton port and transformed it into a museum.

> Discover the Jean Cocteau Museum