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  • Address: 4 av Docteur Ménard
  • Hours: May - Oct: 10am - 6pm, Nov - Apr: 10am - 5pm. Closed Tuesdays, Jan 1, May 1 and Dec 25
  • Admission: € 7.50

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Chagall Museum (Musée National Marc Chagall)

The Musée National Marc Chagall houses the largest public collection of of the Russian-born artist's seminal paintings of Old Testament scenes. Be sure to peek through a plate-glass window across a reflecting pond to view a mosaic of the rose window at Metz Cathedral. Chagall (1887 – 1985) is buried in St-Paul de Vence, a town not far from Nice.

The main hall contains 12 huge interpretations (1954 - 67) of stories from Genesis and Exodus. In an antechamber, an unusual mosaic of Elijah in his fiery chariot, surrounded by signs of the zodiac, is viewed through a plate-glass window and reflected in a small pond. Five paintings based on the Song of Songs (1960s) form the most startling series, an explosion of passionate red (in contrast to the sea greens, deep purples and blues of the main room) dedicated to his wife Vava.

Practical Info

Transit: Catch bus 15 or 22 up to the hills of Cimiez, alight at stop Musee Chagall or walk following the signs from av de l'Olivetto.

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