Musée National Marc Chagall

Address: Avenue Dr Meynard, Nice, 06000, France
Telephone: 04 93 53 87 31

- Mid-range


Stopping atheists in their tracks.

More art, but no apologies. Light, warmth and easy (ok, loose-) living have long attracted artists to Nice. It would be crazy not to take advantage, like going to Old Trafford and not watching the football, or the Yankee Stadium and ignoring the baseball.

Here, at the bottom of the Boulevard de Cimiez, we see Marc Chagall’s great, fluid Biblical tableaux in a setting specially created for them. The 12 large Old Testament paintings have a sort of mesmerising swirl which can stop an atheist in his tracks.

There’s probably no finer Chagall collection anywhere, or more touching artist’s signature than that on one of the walls. It reads: “To Vava my wife, my joy, my cheerfulness and my good fortune.”


Value for money

Price advice

Entry is 7.70 euros - but free for EU residents under 26-years-old, and free for everyone on the first Sunday of the month.

Expert tips

To spare your legs, take either the No22 or No15 bus from the centre, getting off at the "Marc Chagall" stop.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Education