The Museum of Fine Arts of Nice is set up in a former private residence which dates back to the late 19th century (the residence of Kotchubey, a Ukrainian Princess), some 200 meters north of Promenade des Anglais.

The museum opened in 1928, and its permanent exhibitions were amassed by grace of sundry art collectors who donated plenty of sculptural and pictorial works of art to the museum. The collections retrace the history of art from the 16th to the 20th century, with highlights referring to the works of Fragonard, Rodin, Rude, Ziem, Raffaelli, Boudin, Monet, Sisley, Van Dongen, Dufy, Cheret, Degas and plenty other artists.

Thus, the collections cover trends promoted by sundry Italian painting schools and artists, as well as more recent trends, such as Romanticism, Realism, Symbolism and Impressionism, which have marked the artistic scene since the 19th century onwards.

Name:
Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux Arts)
Address:
33, Avenue des Baumettes, Nice, France
Telephone:
0033 04 9215 2828 / 0033 04 9215 2825
Fax:
0033 04 9215 2823
Website:
www.musee-beaux-arts-nice.org
Opening hours:
daily (except Mondays and public holidays): 10am to 6pm
Admission:
Free

33, Avenue des Baumettes, Nice, France

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