Art & The French Riviera

Art & The French Riviera


Located on the rocky point of Baie des Fourmis in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, behind which rise the monumental cliffs of Eze, Villa Kérylos is a real invitation to travel and a tribute to Greek civilization.

Original reconstruction of a residence of ancient Greece, Villa Kérylos is the realization of a dream, that of Théodore Reinach, archaeologist and French statesman, fascinated by Greek civilization. It is also the result of an exemplary collaboration with the architect Emmanuel Pontremoli, passionate about this project.


Opening times:

  • Open all year long from 10am to 5pm
  • Open from 10am to 6pm from May 2nd to August 31

Ticket price: 13€


Located between Nice and Monaco, overlooking the Mediterranean, the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is a magnificent palace surrounded by nine thematic gardens: French garden, Spanish garden, Florentine garden, lapidary garden, Japanese garden, exotic garden, Provençal garden, rose garden. An invitation to travel!


Opening times:

The Villa is open 365 days a year from 10 am to 6 pm, except: 
July and August: from 10 am to 7 pm
From November to January: from 10 am to 6 pm on weekends and from 2 pm to 6 pm on weekdays 

  • Full price: 17€
  • Reduced rate: €12 (children 7 to 18 years old, students of -25years old
  • Family rate: €48 (for 2 adults and 2 children aged 7-18 years old)


The museum, opened in 1963, is located in the Villa des Arènes, a 17th century villa in the Cimiez district. The museum houses 68 paintings and gouaches, 236 drawings, 218 prints, 95 photos, 57 sculptures and 14 books illustrated by Matisse, 187 objects that belonged to the painter, and prints, tapestries, ceramics, stained glass & documents.


Opening times :

Closed on Tuesdays

From 10 am to 6 pm

Ticket price : 10€


The New National Museum of Monaco, or simply New National Museum, is the art museum of the Principality of Monaco. It promotes its heritage and disseminates contemporary creation through temporary exhibitions in its two establishments: Villa Paloma and Villa Sauber.

Villa Paloma is one of the most beautiful patrician residences in Monaco. The stained glass windows in the large entrance hall were made by the master glassmaker from Nice, Fassi Cadet.


Opening times :

Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

July and August from 11 a.m to 7 p.m.

Closed the four days of the Grand Prix

Ticket price : 6 € except on Sunday (free access)

Current exhibition at Villa Paloma:
George Condo – Humanoids
Curated by Didier Ottinger
NMNM – Villa Paloma, March 31st – October 1st, 2023

VILLA E-1027

A true icon of modern architecture, Villa E 1027, the first architectural creation of Irish-born decorator and architect Eileen Gray (1878-1976), bears witness to her careful thought in the design of every detail. Villa E-1027 is th, Accessible only by the coastal path called customs officers, in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the Alpes-Maritimes in France. It is a typical example of modernist architecture of the 1930s.

Just like the villa, its gardens and grounds are classified as historical monuments.


Opening times :

From April 1st to October 30thclosed on Monday in October
Opening of the Hangar 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
4 guided tours per day (10 am, 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm)

To book a visit, you must book directly online at :

Children under 7 years old, as well as babies are strongly discouraged on the site.

Ticket price : 18€


The Marguerite & Aimé Maeght Foundation is a unique example of a private european Foundation. Inaugurated on July 28th 1964 by André Malraux, then Minister of Cultural Affairs, this architectural ensemble was entirely conceived and financed by Marguerite & Aimé Maeght to present modern & contemporary art in sort of nature.

A true museum in nature, the Maeght Foundation is an exceptional site that contains one of the most important collections in Europe, with paintings, sculptures,drawings and graphic works of modern art from 20th century.


Opening times :

Open every day from 10am to 6pm from September to June.

Open from 10am to 7pm from July to August.

Ticket price : 16€


While Henri Matisse was living in Vence from 1943 to 1948 and out of friendship for the Dominican Sister Jacques Marie who had once posed as a model for him, he agreed to decorate the Rosary Chapel. The painter had first thought only of the windows. but he ended up working on the very design and the completion of the Rosaly Chapel. This realization is his spirual will. the beauty of the volumes defined by Matisse, solid white, simple and pure on the floor, walls and ceiling are fascinating lemeon yellow (light).


Henri Matisse vue de la Chapelle du Rosaire

Opening times :

Summer season: Full days : Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 10am to 11:30am // 2pm to 5:30pm

Winter season: From 10am to 11.30am and 2pm to 4.30pm

Ticket price : 7 €

Free for children


The Fernand-Léger National Museum or Fernand-Léger Museum is a national museum located in Biot in the Alpes-Maritimes and dedicated to the work of the famous French artist of the 20th century Fernand Léger.

Bringing together a unique fund of paintings, ceramics and drawings, the collection of the Fernand Léger National Museum allows everyone to discover this major avant-garde artist, from his cubist research to the large colorful compositions of the 1950s. Contrasts of shapes and dynamism of color evoke the rhythm of the machine, the poetry of objects and the beauty of the big modern city.


Opening times :

Open every day except on Tuesdays from May 1st to October 31

Open from 10 am to 6 pm from November 1st to April 30

Ticket price : 7,50 €


The Picasso Museum is a French art museum opened in 1966. It occupies the Château Grimaldi, place Mariejol in Antibes, in the Alpes-Maritimes.

Pablo Picasso, an exceptional painter and artist, was in love with Provence and the Côte d’Azur. He thus multiplied his stays there and resided there for many years. He painted many paintings there, but also tried his hand at ceramics in the town of Vallauris.


Opening times :

Open every day except on Mondays

10 am – 1pm // 2 pm – 6 pm

Ticket price: 8 €