One of the most visited museums in Nice is well worth it to include this place in your itinerary ...
Well easy to get to, the museum is located a little out of the center of Nice, but as always with plenty of public transportation so you do not get on hand. With the lines - "15, 17, 20 and 25" you should get off at this stop: "Arènes / Musée Matisse". For those who are in the car, free parking nearby is easy. The museum opens from 10h to 18h every day except Tuesdays and of course some holidays such as: Christmas, New Year and Easter Sunday. And on days 24 and 31 in December it closes at 17h.
The Museum itself is already very beautiful and a symbol of Nice that enriches your trip. Located in the bucolic gardens of Cimiez, the painter's walking place that combines ancient olive trees and Roman ruins, the museum, created within the seventeenth-century Genoese mansion, has been there since 1963. A permanent collection features 68 paintings, 236 drawings, 218 engravings, 57 sculptures, 14 picture books and also 95 photographs, 187 objects that belonged to the painter. There are also screenprints, tapestries, ceramics and glass. Take the time to walk around the museum and see the remains of the Roman ruins including a small arena.
Here are some information that may help you:
164, Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez
Phone : (+ 33) (0) 4 93 81 08 08 (public)
Fax : (+ 33) (0) 4 93 53 00 22