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Marc Chagall National Museum (Musée National Marc Chagall) Tours

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Marc Chagall National Museum (Musée National Marc Chagall)
The Marc Chagall National Museum (Musée National Marc Chagall) in Nice hosts the largest public collection of the Russian-born artist's works. Within the space, fans encounter a range of works—from practice sketches to some of Chagall’s largest and most iconic paintings and stained glass pieces—but the centerpiece is the artists' Old Testament scenes.

The Basics
A must for Chagall fans, this museum offers a deep dive into the spiritual foundation for Chagall’s work, with a focus on “The Bible Illustrations” series, inspired by the Old Testament books of Genesis, Exodus, and Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon). See a mosaic of Elijah in his fiery chariot, surrounded by signs of the zodiac, in the antechamber. Viewed through a plate-glass window, this work reflects onto a small pond.

Sightseeing and art tours in Nice often include a stop at the Marc Chagall National Museum. Guided tours usually include transportation, admission, and historic commentary. The Nice hop-on hop-off bus stops at the museum.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Marc Chagall National Museum is suitable for travelers and art lovers of all ages.
  • There is an admission to enter; tours that include the museum may include admission.
  • The museum is wheelchair-friendly; admission is free for disabled persons.
  • Adult audio guides come in multiple languages including French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese.
  • The on-site shop has a range of books on Chagall and other modern artists alongside reproductions and souvenirs such as jewellery, scarves, and T-shirts.

How to Get There
The museum is along Avenue Dr Ménard in the center of Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the south of France. It is easily accessible by taxi or public transportation. Catch bus No. 15 or 22, which climbs the hills of the Cimiez neighborhood to stop in front of the museum.

When to Get There
The Marc Chagall National Museum is open daily, except Tuesdays. With a mild Mediterranean climate, Nice is a lovely place to visit any time of the year. Come in spring and autumn to avoid crowds and the heat of summer; hotel rooms are also cheaper during these shoulder seasons.

Chagall’s Final Resting Place
Close to Nice is the ancient Provençal village of St. Paul de Vence, where Marc Chagall is laid to rest. Made famous by Peter Mayle’s romantic memoire, A Year in Provence, the fairy-tale village is a French Riviera time capsule where gardens are meticulously manicured, old men pass the day playing pétanque, and the timeless views of the hills and sea never go out of style.
Address: 4 Avenue Dr Ménard, Nice 06000, France
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Arts Tour to Chagall, Matisse and Rothschild Half-day from Nice Small-Group

Arts Tour to Chagall, Matisse and Rothschild Half-day from Nice Small-Group

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Dig into the cultural history of the French Riviera with a half-day art tour of Nice. Follow your knowledgeable guide to the Chagall Museum in Nice's Cimiez neighborhood for a tour, and then to the colorful Matisse Museum on Cimiez Hill. Finish your artistic tour with a stop at the luxurious Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in the town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
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Nice: Self-Guided City Experience

Nice: Self-Guided City Experience

Download the Vox City app to strike a great balance between independent wandering and a guided tour in Nice. Travel on foot or via public transportation using the different itineraries, stopping at points that interest you and skipping the ones you're not into. The app operates offline, so there's no need to worry about data or roaming charges.
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