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Dig into the artistic history of the French Riviera during your time in Monaco's port with this half-day small-group art tour shore excursion. Head for Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to see the apartments of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and the lush gardens that surround it. Go to Nice to visit two notable art museums – the Chagall Museum holds Marc Chagall's paintings inspired by bible scenes and the Matisse Museum has the largest collection of Henri Matisse's paintings anywhere. Learn how the French Riviera inspired these and other artists. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure personalized attention from your guide.
  • Half-day shore excursion from Monaco to three famous French Riviera museums and galleries
  • Admire the stunning apartments and gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
  • View the biblical-inspired paintings of Marc Chagall at the impressive Chagall Museum
  • See the world’s largest collection of works by Henri Matisse at the Matisse Museum
  • Absorb the spectacular Mediterranean views from the fabled Middle Corniche coastal road
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people, ensures personalized attention from your guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Begin your art-oriented shore excursion by meeting your guide at the Monaco cruise terminal after your ship docks. Climb into a climate-controlled minivan and make your way toward your first stop, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Travel along the spectacular Middle Corniche road, known for its graceful curves and sweeping views.

The first stop on your tour is the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. It was once the home of Madame Ephrussi de Rothschild, and you can visit the villas stately apartments to see one of the finest collections of porcelain in the country. Walk through the beautiful gardens surrounding the villa – there are nine in all – with fountains, flowers and fantastic sea views.

Next, head for Nice and the neighborhood of Cimiez. This was once where Queen Victoria spent her winters, and is now home to the two art museums you'll visit independently.

The Chagall Museum (Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall) contains an excellent array of Marc Chagall's work, including his well-known series of paintings based on scenes from the bible. The Matisse Museum, housed in a 17th-century Italian-style villa, is home to the largest collection of Henri Matisse's work anywhere. Matisse lived in Nice from 1917 to 1954.

At the conclusion of your museum visits, you'll be returned to Monaco and the cruise terminal.

Please note: You'll visit the museums independently; your guide will not accompany you inside.

Worry-free Shore ExcursionWe will ensure your timely return to Monaco cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to your next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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