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Nice Art Tour: Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum and the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located Nice hotels
    4h 30m
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Musee Matisse
    • Entry/Admission - Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
    • Entry/Admission - Marc Chagall National Museum
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 entire collection is of one period of Chagall's paintings. I'm greatful to see all under one roof, together.
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    Response from NorthStar55413297778, Guest Relations Manager at Nice Art Tour: Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum and the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hello, Thank you for visiting our beautiful region! Your insights and opinion are very valuable to us! They always make us happy and even more motivated to perfect our services ! Thanks again!
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    We visited the Villa Ephrussi de Roth child and The Chagall museum. The Villa Ephrussi can be reached by taking a number 81 bus from the centre. Be prepared for a crowded and uncomfortable ride but cheap at 1 euro 50 cents.It takes about half an hour. We didn't take the train so
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    It was a great tour with a fantastic guide . Brett was making sure everything was working for everybody. Super nice gentleman and helpful. The villa Ephrussi was a wonderful experience. It is one of the must see tours in south of France. Thank you Brett Thank you tour Azur.
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    Karolina was an excellent guide. She was knowledgeable and fun and helped to make the day truly enjoyable. Chagall and Matisse museums are definitely worth seeing. The art is amazing. The Matisse jazz series was beautiful. Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is a stately mansion
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    Another cancellation from Viator 2 hrs after we booked the trip. They emailed me that the trip was cancelled. We booked the same trip with Expedia for $4 less per person and had a great time. The Matisse and Chagall museums were excellent ant the Villa was a sight to see. I
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    Response from LivenUp-Monaco, Directeur général at Nice Art Tour: Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum and the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
    Responded 19 Apr 2018
    Bonjour, We are happy that you enjoyed your tour. We are the supplier and not Viator, so could you change or erase your grade Thank you in advance
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    Great experience, The journey was great in the ferrari especially with Paul. Wonderful man and great driver! I
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    An Experience to Treasure!
    The French Riviera small group tour was truly one of the most memorable excursions of my recent Mediterranean
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    Lovely tour of Nice and Monoco
    Our guide was knowledgeable and fun as she drove us out of Nice and to Monoco. It was lovely to see Monte-Carlo,
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    Highly recommend this day trip
    We had a wonderful time on this trip. My mom and I were the only ones on the tour so we had a private trip! I
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    Highly recommend this tour. Tour guide Mary-Anne was very knowledgeable & nice. Luckily it rained heavy after the
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    Great guide - very obliging. Took us to see lots hen left us for free time. He couldnot have been more helpful
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    This was a great tour of the Nice area. Our guide Jairo was very nice and had good information. We were able to
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    Xavier presented us with a very professional and informative tour which far exceeded our expectations. Well worth
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    Joe K
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    Great, Efficient, Friendly , Tour Guide
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