Nice Museums: We’re #2!

Behind Paris, Nice is next for the number of visitors to its city museums!

Exhibits List in English HERE

Matisse Press Release in English HERE

Official Nice Tourism site in French HERE

“To create the show, called A Summer for Matisse, pieces have been loaned from a wide range of French and foreign museums including the Centre Pompidou, the  Château de Versailles, the Musée d’Orsay, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Andy Warhol Museum. There have also been numerous loans from Musées de France, especially from those museums located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region, as well as from private collections.
More than 700 Matisse works are currently on display in themed shows ranging from The Music in the Work’ (Musee Matisse), On the Subject of Swimming Pools (Musee d’Archeologie) and Matisse: The Jazz Years (Palais Lascaris).  Matisse on the Bill (Galerie des Ponchettes) delves into advertising  poster art while Palm Trees, Palm Leaves and Palmettes (Musee Masena) explores these recurrent motifs.
All shows are ongoing until September 23, 2013. A 10€ pass allows one adult entry to all eight museums for seven consecutive days. You can buy the pass at any participating museum.”
(Credit/Source: Provence Post)

Mediterranean Food & Art – nice in Nice !

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Marc Chagall Museum and the 50th anniversary of the Matisse Museum in Nice. Nice is also full of spectacular examples of modern art that have added to its architectural heritage: “Belle Epoque“, “Art Deco” and Baroque.

Today, art can be found all over the city, which has become a real contemporary open-air museum. Explore the city by tram and follow the commented night-time tour “L’Art dans la Ville” (Art in the City) where you’ll find works by world-famous artists that add a very special touch to Nice’s urban landscape.

The tour lasts approximately 2 hours – Fridays at 7pm.
Languages: French – English.
Adult rate: 8 € (plus transport ticket 2 €) / children under 10: 3 €
(free transport for the age under-4).

Source: Nice Tourism

Travel Focus Book – Now in Paperback!

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A comprehensive, travel information book that focuses on the French Riviera. Includes concise transportation information, itinerary suggestion, website links, cultural tips, my personal recommendations, a recipe from my French family, and much more – even a visit to a village house.  Information at your fingertips, to easily access what you need to know and the savoir-faire for how to navigate the Côte d’Azur!

” When I realized I would see that light every morning, I could not believe my happiness … I decided never to leave Nice and remained here for my almost my entire existence.”                         Henri Matisse

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