Vue de la villa Matisse à travers les oliviers

Pratical information


Musée Matisse

164, avenue des Arènes de Cimiez
06000 Nice

Tél: (+33) (0)4 93 81 08 08 (public)
Tél: (+33) (0)4 93 53 40 53 (administration)
E-mail :

Getting to the museum

By bus:

Lignes 5, 18, 16, 33, 70
Bus stops: Arènes / Musée Matisse

By car:

Plan your route


  • avenue du Monastère
  • place du Monastère

4 pedestrian access to the garden:

  • avenue des Arènes de Cimiez
  • boulevard de Cimiez
  • avenue du Monastère
  • place du Monastère

Individual and group welcome:
Level -2 by the large stairs of the modern part of the museum.

Disabled Acces :
The museum is accessible to visitors with reduced mobility.
Entrance to the garden via the 164, avenue des Arènes gate or the boulevard de Cimiez gate, then entrance to the museum via the south square of the villa, overlooking the archaeological site.

Opening times

Museum open daily except on Tuesdays:

  • From 10 am to 5 pm from November 1st to April 30th
  • From 10 am to 6 pm from May 2nd to October 31st

Ticket office closes 30 minutes before.

Closed on January 1st, Easter Sunday, May 1st and December 25th

Librairie-boutique ARTEUM

11h – 14h / 15h – 18h
Niveau -1
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Boutique Arteum du musée Matisse

Documentation Centre

Opening times and access:
From 11 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm
Book an appointment for a research consultation:

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Museum Ticket

Musée Matisse – 10€

Musée Matisse (for groups) – 8€

Per person, for groups from 10 people

Musées de Nice Pass

The pass is free for anyone living in Nice and the towns in the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur area. It gives free access to all the city’s museums and galleries (metropolitan children and young people under the age of 18 are admitted free of charge to museums and galleries without having to show proof of a Pass).

Obtaining the Pass on presentation of a valid identity document and proof of residence less than 3 months old. Valid for 3 years from its creation.

3 days Museums Pass – 15€

Access to all municipal museums and galleries for 72 hours

3 days Museums Pass (for groups) – 10€

(per person, from 10 people)
Access to all municipal museums and galleries for 72 hours

Free admission

(valid proof required)
18 and under – Students – Job-seekers – Holders of disability card (at least 80%) and one companion per person – Museum curators (ICOM card) – Journalists – Teachers – Tourist guides

Payment method

Credit cards, cash, French holiday vouchers

French Riviera Pass

Card made available by the Tourism Office of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis giving free access to many touristic sites including Musée Matisse Nice.

Visiting conditions

  • The museum’s cloakroom is free and is located at the reception desk. Backpacks and umbrellas must be left there before your visit.
  • To ensure the safety of our visitors, the museum is strictly applying the security measures decided by the French authorities. Suitcases, travel bags and large bags are not allowed in the museum, and cannot be left in the cloakroom.
  • A visual check of handbags can be carried out by a security guard.
  • Photographs are for personal use only. Flash photography is not permitted as it is damaging to artworks.
  • All works by Matisse are protected by copyrights: commercial distribution and editorial use are subject to conditions and prior authorisation.

But also… the free mobile app

Page d’accueil de l’application gratuite Musée Matisse
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