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The Museum of Fine Arts in Nice

The Museum of Fine Arts in Nice

Constructed in 1925, inside the luxurious palace of the Ukrainian princess, Elisabeth Kotchoubey, the Nice Museum of Fine Arts offers a wide range of works from the 16th to the 20th century, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings and etchings. Located just two steps from the lush Palais de la Méditerranée , very close to the Promenade des Anglais and to Old Nice , the Fine Arts Museum highlights a major collection of the painter and lithographer, Jules Chéret.

The museum's main attraction, on the ground floor, is a wonderful collection of classical Italian and Flemish paintings. One can also see classical works of painters from the region, such as Fragonard and Natoire. A large hall is devoted exclusively to the Van Loo dynasty. On the first floor, one can find, in addition to works by Bonnard and Eugène Boudin, the very significant Jules Chéret collection. In 1925, the museum was the beneficiary of a donation of almost the complete works of this painter, which meant that at the outset, it was known as the "Jules Chéret Palace of the Arts". In 1977, the museum was endowed with paintings and drawings by Raoul Dufy, thus expanding its collection.

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Museum Opening Hours

Open daily from 10am to 6pm except Mondays and January 1st, Easter Sunday, May 1st and December 25th.