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Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman

2, quai de Monleon, 06500 Menton, France
04 89 81 52 50
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Menton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: This is a great little municipal museum in a space that was formerly Cocteau's studio...right next to the marina. The space itself is worth seeing... more »
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North Clarendon, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The museum is based around the private collection of a friend of Cocteau's and Picasso's and Matisse.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The new building housing the works of Jean Cocteau is as amazing as his art and well worth a visit. We did it on a very hot and humid day not only basking in his art, but also the fabulous air conditioning!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

There is a special exhibition "Cocteau, Matisse, Picasso - Mediterraneens" which opened in October 2013 until 03/11/2014 to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Jean Cocteau. There are about 400 items on display over two floors by the three painters who shared part of their lives together on the Cote d'Azur. I really liked the big tapestry designed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This museum has a lot to offer if you are a Jean Cocteau fan and there are some interesting Picasso pieces. It is also very cool inside which is great when the South of France heats up. However, the staff are as cool as the air conditioning. You can't take pictures and the staff police you shop is poor so... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

After or before you've seen the Cocteau Chapel in Villefranche, catch the train to Menton and spend an hour or more at this small and inviting museum. The current exhibition is well curated and offers excellent wall texts in both French and English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

The building is lovely. Low and inviting, with organic arches, white against blue sky and sea. The inside is equally inviting and twelcoming. It is light with irregularly shaped ceiling windows. The whole provides a most effective environment in which the very varied work of Cocteau could be displayed. A man always ready to learn a new artistic skill. It... More

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Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We caught the train from Nice and 30mins later we were strolling down the boulevard towards the prom in Menton on our way to this gem of a gallery. Opened in 2011 and situated close to the marina it is a stylish home to ceramics and art of Cocteau, Picasso and some Matisse. With a backdrop of Menton old town... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Beautiful new museum on the water in Menton. Great exhibition of the works of Cocteau. Also included Picasso and Matisse on our visit.

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Northumberland UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A very well presented museum of Cocteau and others including Picasso and Matisse. Well laid out in a lovely modern building. Our daughter really enjoyed the museum even though she previously detested Picasso.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

this is great if you know very little about Cocteau. well laid out gallery. fab if you speak french. not much help if you dont

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