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

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

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Overview

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.
  • Art museum tour of the French Riviera from Nice
  • See Mark Chagall’s biblical paintings in the Chagall Museum
  • Tour the Matisse Museum and see the lifeworks of popular French painter Henri Matisse
  • Travel along the Middle Corniche coastal road to the gorgeous Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula
  • Explore the apartments and gardens of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Additional Details

Pickup included
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Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Admission to the 3 museums
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Présentez-vous avec votre Voucher 5 minutes avant la prise en charge.
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Ports

  • Port of Nice - Plaisance Service, Quai du Commerce, 06300 Nice, France


Departure Time

1:30 PM
The beautiful scenery, pleasant climate and glorious Mediterranean light have drawn artists to the French Riviera for centuries. Today, that means there are plenty of sights in Nice for the art lover, including excellent museums and art-filled villas.

Begin this half-day art tour of Nice with pickup at your central Nice hotel and travel to the Cimiez neighborhood north of the Old Town. There are two art museums in this area on your tour itinerary, the first of which is the Chagall Museum. The museum's collection includes many of Marc Chagall's work, but is perhaps best known for its large collection of Old Testament paintings. Explore the Chagall Museum with an informative audio guide.

The next stop is the Matisse Museum on Cimiez Hill, not far from the Chagall Museum. The colorful collection inside the museum is every bit as colorful as the eye-catching red 17th-century villa that contains it. Reflect on how the colors of the Cote d'Azur informed Henri Matisse's work as you explore the museum independently.

After visiting these two museums, climb back into the minivan for the trip to the town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the peninsula for a visit to the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. This luxurious early 20th-century villa and the 17 acres of gardens that surround it were once a private home, and the villa is still decorated with antique furnishings and art masterpieces. See the lavish Italian-style villa before getting a guided tour of the grounds.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Musee Matisse
So many artists over the years have made the French Riviera their home, drawn by the azure-blue sea, vibrant colors and fabled clear light for which the region is so famous. No surprise then that the cosmopolitan city of Nice boasts museums-a-plenty, with artwork from different eras lurking ‘round every corner. The Matisse Museum is nearby on Cimiez Hill, and this is the next museum on your day’s list. The museum is housed in a distinctive red Genoese villa that dates back to the 17th century, with architecture that is arguably every bit as fascinating as the artwork housed within. Step inside and let the bright colors that exemplified Henri Matisse’s artwork inspire your own creative thinking as you wander around and explore independently.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Marc Chagall National Museum
he Chagall Museum. Dedicated to the lifeworks of Mark Chagall, a revolutionary artist influenced by the movements of Expressionism, Cubism and more, the museum’s main draw is his collection of famous biblical paintings, which you’ll see while exploring with your audio guide.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
After discovering these extraordinary museums, hop back on board your luxury minivan for a scenic coastal drive to the peninsula town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Built on the narrowest part of the peninsula is the lavish Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, surrounded by approximately 17 acres (7 hectares) of gorgeous gardens. The apartments that comprise this stunning Italian-style palace are a delight to explore, and you’ll do just that on a comprehensive tour of the grounds. Admire the apartments of Madame Ephrussi with their ornate furnishings, before strolling through the gardens.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required for departure
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Liven up
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Arts Tour to Chagall, Matisse and Rothschild Half-day from Nice Small-Group?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Arts Tour to Chagall, Matisse and Rothschild Half-day from Nice Small-Group.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Arts Tour to Chagall, Matisse and Rothschild Half-day from Nice Small-Group?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Arts Tour to Chagall, Matisse and Rothschild Half-day from Nice Small-Group.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Arts Tour to Chagall, Matisse and Rothschild Half-day from Nice Small-Group?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Arts Tour to Chagall, Matisse and Rothschild Half-day from Nice Small-Group.

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  • "Matisse Museum included many flights of stairs and not recommended for those with walking impairments." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Fred Is Great
erl5339
, Nov 2019
Our guide/driver, Fred, was great. Lots of historical facts and insights during the drive. A comfortable van. The right amount of time at each of the venues.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you ! We are glad to know that you had a lovely time with our driver/guide.
star-4
Good Tour but not enought time
Barbara K
, Oct 2019
Tour was good except there was not enough time at each of the stops, especially at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Needed at least another half hour at the Villa de Rothschild to see the magnificent gardedns.
star-5
Tour review of Museums and Villa Ephrussi
Camper34700987680
, Jun 2019
Fantastic guide who went out of her way to make it an exceptional experience. Matisse Museum included many flights of stairs and not recommended for those with walking impairments.
star-4
Nice Tour
joannetulini
, Oct 2018
The Chagall Museum was interesting as it displayed some of his largest works.The Villa Ephrussi was absolutely stunning. Besides the villa and gardens, the views were wonderful. The one disappointment was that the Matisse Museum was closed, and this should have been pre-determined before we started the tour. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Overall, a wonderful experience.
star-5
This tour was awesome. The Chagall...
Kat S
, Aug 2018
This tour was awesome. The Chagall Museum and Matisse Museum were very interesting. Smaller collections, but prolific nonetheless. What made this trip was a our tour guide Greg and b the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Our driver was so nice, great driver and gave us all sorts of information as we were driving. He showed us some beautiful spots for photo ops and even helped us decide on additional tours. The Villa and gardens were breathtaking. Although the heat/humidity was insane that day, I really enjoyed this tour. I highly recommend it!
star-5
Everything we hoped and more and that...
RJ Wood
, May 2018
Everything we hoped and more and that guide made it an even more special experience
star-4
We had a excellent tour guide. She...
Cynthia Kay F
, Sep 2017
We had a excellent tour guide. She was easy to understand and very knowledgeable. At the end of the tour, she asked our opinions, and she made our unanimous opinions part of her plan to improve the time future visitors would spend at each venue. We ALL loved the Chagall Museum the best and feel that spending way too much time at the Villa Rothschild was the biggest needed change. We also felt the Matisse Museum was not great, as it was so small. Apparently, most o the actual Matisse paintings are around the world in bigger museums.
star-3
All sites were fabulous, but more time...
Bruce H
, Sep 2017
All sites were fabulous, but more time needed to be allotted for Chagall Museum.
star-2
Tour was just a driver- Uber a better...
Phyllis P
, Sep 2016
Tour was just a driver- Uber a better investment Matisse Museum not worth the time
star-5
Wonderful trip, made all the better...
Garry H
, Jun 2016
Wonderful trip, made all the better by our guide Camille. She was excellent. The Villa and Gardens were the highlights for us. The Villa was beautiful, but the garden and views are breathtaking. Although we do not appreciate so much modern art we did think that for fans of Chagall and Matisse the museums were extremely well laid out. Again a big thank you to Camille for such a wonderful trip.

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