Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, Nice

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View the work of some of Europe's lesser-known artists at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice. The museum is often called Jules Cheret because of its large collection by this painter and poster artist. The museum was built inside an unfinished building from 1821. Prince Lev Viktorovich Kotchoubeï started but never completed the structure. In 1925, the city if Nice bought it to house this fine arts museum, which was made possible largely in part to donations from several French royal families. To visit Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice on your trip to Nice, use our Nice vacation builder app .
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  • That is why I liked it the best. That and it was not crowded at all and I really fell in love with a new artist that had several paintings. It is an old mansion that was donated buy a Russian lady (i ...  more »
  • The setting is very beautiful (a former Russian palace) The works are not very numerous or prestigious for a city of this size but they are varied and after all, it allows a quick and exhaustive visit. The explanatory panels are very general but dense and fairly well-kept; for schoolchildren and uninformed visitors, it's not bad. The exhibition on the landscape of Nice was in itself interesting, but based more on aesthetics than explanations - lovers of historical geography will leave disappointed, except to buy the two (expensive) volumes on the Nice landscape. However, I was saddened by things. First the inattentive, chatty and noisy staff. The guards speak loudly, and a guide training a young colleague at the same time as we knocked us out at each room with appalling banalities declaimed with a voice far too loud for a museum room. A big lack of respect for visitors. In addition, the flat price of the 10 euro ticket for the day is forced sale which requires at least two museums to be made during the day. An incomprehensible policy. If you're only going to do one museum, avoid this one, it doesn't deserve 10 euros alone. Finally, the memories are ridiculous: a few parcels related to works from other museums (Mona Lisa, Van Gogh!) maps of another age, a very small selection of posters, and virtually no books. Obviously, the policy is to force the visitor to go to the checkout at the entrance, not to encourage him to go to the checkout at the exit. A typically anti-liberal approach that probably makes the museum lose money, but obviously allows all this little world, whose lack of involvement is obvious, to slipper quiet.
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  • It supposed to have handicap access in the bottom floor. The guard lets you in from a back door. On the way to the door (which by the way does not have a ramp) there are tree roots that completely lifted the pavement. You literally have to carry up ghe wheelchair to pass. The temporary exhibits where great but on the second floor which is not accesible at all with a wheelchair. The two ladies at the counter were very rude. They made a mistake with the charges and wanted to blame me for it. The guard on the other hand was very cordial and very helpful. He even help me lift my dad's wheelchair over the step to be able to enter and exit the museum as well as over the roots on the pavement. It is amazing that such place does not have handicap access. It the tour guides it says it does to the bottom floor but it is not the case. My dad is very light. If he were a little heavier it would have been impossible to enter the museum.
  • Beautiful museum with Rich art from over 300 years ago and later. But also fits in a lovely venue from the time as well. For any museum lovers in Nice, this is a must and could be enjoyed multiple times.
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