The Museum of Fine Arts in Nice is one of our favorite museums on the Frenc Riviera. The place is located a little out of the heart of the city and the area of old Nice. Many paintings are spread over two floors arranged in large rooms. Many masterpieces adorn the walls.
A museum that inspires calm and wonder
The building, listed as a historic monument in 1976, dates from the end of the 19th century. An undeniable charm envelops places that do not lack of majesty. A small garden, island of calm in the city, surrounds the building. The entrance gives access to the first floor of the museum.
A beautiful glass roof creates a skylight in a patio to illuminate the sculptures present. Large paintings of the Dutch school (Van Loo) adorn the walls, including a magnificent Theseus winner of the bull of Marathon. Brea, Bronzino, Delacroix etc ... also occupy this floor. The first floor sees a magnificent staircase access the second. The upper floor exhibits two sculptures of Rodin visible in photo on this page. A room is dedicated to Jules Chéret with beautiful paintings very spring and invigorating. The paintings of many painters are also exhibited, non-exhaustive lists: Pablo Picasso, Raoul Dufy, Pierre Bonnard, Gustav-Adolf Mossa etc.
The museum was the unfortunate victim of a theft of several paintings (Monet, Bruegel and Sisley), for a sum of about 22 million euros in August 2007. The paintings were finally found after a incredible investigation by the FBI and Florida.
In the end this museum presents a rather eclectic collection in a place full of history and cachet. Not far away, the Naive Art Museum is also worth a visit. It should be noted that the prices of Nice museums are particularly interesting thanks to daily or weekly subscriptions, not to mention the free admission for the inhabitants of the Nice metropolis.