Fondation Maeght
Fondation Maeght
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  • Joseph
    Onex, Switzerland8 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    too expensive for the present time as the Riopelle exhibition is not worth visiting.
    There is not so much to see at the foundation Maeght as we cannot walk through the garden (we can only look the outdoor statues from a trail) and inside, there is an important exhibition from Jean Paul Riopelle that show very dark art pieces that are not at the level of the regular pieces of the foundation). We were disappointed to pay 16 euros per person to see partly the foundation and mainly the Riopelle exhibition. Other Museums are more worth the pleasure to visit. In addition, in summer, it is very hot to walk through outside and even inside as air con does not function properly.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Aburel
    Bucharest, Romania3,022 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overrated
    Probably a good place for modern art aficionados. We were attracted by the Chagall but disappointed to find only a very few… Pretty small on the inside but nicer on the outside though. The garden is nice and the building architecture interesting. There is a treat to enjoy the sun in a mild day or the restaurant. Keep the expectations down to the museum. Park in the overflow parking down as the main parking is on the smaller side.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 4, 2024
  • William S
    Liverpool, United Kingdom595 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing experience
    We visited on a beautiful day and so the views and setting of the building could be enjoyed. We were disappointed by many of the exhibits which were dull and uninspiring. There was quite a bit of building going on outside which made some areas less attractive. At 17 euros we felt the cost was high for what was offered and would not return.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 16, 2024
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Aburel
Bucharest, Romania3,022 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Probably a good place for modern art aficionados. We were attracted by the Chagall but disappointed to find only a very few… Pretty small on the inside but nicer on the outside though. The garden is nice and the building architecture interesting. There is a treat to enjoy the sun in a mild day or the restaurant. Keep the expectations down to the museum. Park in the overflow parking down as the main parking is on the smaller side.
Written January 5, 2024
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Bridget W
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Go if you love sculpture by Miró and Giacometti. Otherwise there’s not much to see. I think there were just 9 paintings in all. Off-season there wasn’t a temporary exhibition. Only 7 euros to get in, but absolutely didn’t fit my guidebook’s description of being one of the greatest art collections worldwide.
Written November 22, 2023
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Kevin F
Coorabell, Australia64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
Take bus 400 from Avenue de Verdun about 200 metres up from the Le Meridien Hotel which is on the Promenade des Anglais – you can’t use your mutli-ticket on this bus to Vence or St Paul de Vence – 1.50 EU each way, pay on the bus (be prepared to stand in the bus for 50 minutes as it can get very busy in summer)

There is a bus-stop called Fondation Maeght – the next stop is about 300 metres away up a hill and is called St Paul Village

If you get off at the Fondation Maeght stop, walk up the road towards the Fondation for about 5 minutes and when you get to the 1st car park area on the left, look for an unmarked bit of track heading up into the woods. This will save you several minutes of walking on the road. Follow the track which is easy to see for about 100 metres and you will come out at a gate on a road (or very close by) and the Fondation is just to the left

If you get off at the St Paul Village stop and after exploring the village want to go the Fondation, DO NOT take the steep road marked Fondation Maeght – this is a very long way round and is really only for cars. Walk back down the hill to the Fondation Maeght bus-stop and follow the directions above (especially if it is a hot day)

It’s a wonderful gallery and gardens (15 EU entrance fee as of August 2013)
Written August 5, 2013
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EgyptophileEngland
Burnley, UK218 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
We had planned a day visiting the Matisse Chapel at Vence and the Foundation Maeght at St Paul's. We caught the 400 bus from the Gare Routiere. When the bus hadn't arrived by the stated time, we wondered if we had misread the timetable or were waiting in the wrong place. A small number of other people were also waiting. It did eventually arrive, 15 minutes late. The driver got out carrying his cigarettes and lighter, locked the bus and walked off. The French among us shrugged. He came back almost 10 minutes later, kissed a buxom young woman in the queue and she followed him on to the bus as he unlocked it. He took his seat, she took the one directly opposite him on the other side and we were eventually underway. We had a 7 day bus and tram pass but the driver asked if we were going to St Paul's or to Vence. We later discovered that people going to St Paul's were charged €1 (the standard fare) but Vence (further on) was free with the pass. The 'friend' of the driver chatted to him the whole time. A little further on two other chaps boarded the bus, stood in the entrance and all four of them had a jolly old 'chin-wag' - which was somewhat scary as we hurtled round hair-pin bends on the mountain roads. (Whatever happened to "Do not distract the driver" notices?) Eventually the comrades all got off and we settled down to a more focussed ride but then the driver's phone rang and we could all hear him chatting away to someone. We alighted at Vence, saw the Matisse Museum (separate review) and returned to the town square for the bus back to St Paul's. It was on time (a different driver!) though our pass wasn't valid for St Paul's and we paid the modest €1 fare. We were watching the stops to make sure we didn't miss the one we needed and stood up at the one which said St Paul's. My partner said to the driver "Foundation Maeght?" and he said "One more". We got off at the next stop walked back a few yards to a junction where a signpost indicated the Foundation Maeght was 800m up a hill. We set off but the hill became more and more steep and there was no end in sight! Eventually we arrived at a signpost indicating a single track off the road - sort of 'back on ourselves' through woodland. We took it (also uphill - probably a 1 in 2 gradient!) and we eventually arrived at the cash desk for the Foundation. Although I'm fairly fit, I'm a pensioner and was ready for a rest and refreshments. A young woman was just handing over at the cash booth to a young man. We asked if there was a Seniors reduction - there was a curt 'No'. He took our €28 without even a 'Merci' He was the only surly young pup we met during our whole five days in France. There were wonderful sculptures on the grass but "Keep off the grass" signs everywhere so one couldn't even get near the works never mind walk round them to view them from different angles. We were fascinated by a kinetic fountain we discovered on a side terrace then went into the building to the permanent collection where the Giacometti sculptures had been located to accommodate some of the temporary exhibition. We had passed a closed down area with tables and chairs on the way into the Foundation building but assumed there would be somewhere inside to buy refreshments. I had started to feel a little 'woozie' so my partner asked an attendant if there was a cafe or refreshments. The answer was a polite "Ferme" - 'Closed'. There was nothing whatsoever - not even a vending machine for water. I hadn't the energy to go round it but my partner described the temporary exhibition as 'disappointing'. It was an Italian patron's collection but they were works which had been specifically done for particular locations and lacked context. More visitors seemed to enjoy bonging the two large gongs. We saw Jaime Plensa's work in Yorkshire there were ten of them in a room, they all resonated with each other and it was a very emotional experience. At the Foundation Maeght each monotone resonance sounded as if someone was calling us to dinner every few minutes as some macho visitor or other attempted to make a louder noise. I slowly but barely recovered, we looked at some of the exhibits and then wound our weary way back down the hill (800m? by no stretch of the imagination!) to the bus stop. There is a lot of good art but at €14 a time to get in, it needs to be more user friendly! Did we get off at the wrong stop? Is there an easier way to get to it on foot? Either way, visitors would be well advised to take their own refresments!
Written May 20, 2012
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Richard W
London, UK36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
While the A R Peck exhibit is on, unless that is what you are drooling to see, DO NOT GO!! There are 4, yes 4, paintings from the permanent collection on view and, in my opinion, they are not the best. All the other space, rooms and rooms of it, is given over to Peck. Interesting but ... it is not the permanent collection. The outdoor sculpture is there, but if paintings from the permanent collection are what you after (I was) you are out of luck. I was VERY disappointed.
Written May 12, 2017
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Thank you for your comments. We understand that some visitors can feel frustrated by the fact that a large part of our permanent collection is not on display. In the next few years, our programming will focus more on our collection through thematic and monographic exhibitions shedding light on its richness and diversity. The current show focuses on the numerous donations which have made the Foundation a reality. This summer we will have a Joan Miro exhibition, including many works that have never been shown in public. Contemporary art will remain an important part of our programming, in line with the founders’ vision, through smaller, more focused interventions by contemporary artists. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Written February 8, 2019
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RittSq
Philadelphia, PA152 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
A loan show of the work of a single contemporary artist took up the entirety of the galleries so we were left with only the scuplture outside. Do not be misled by the names of the galleries - all of well-known artists. These are just the names of the galleries and do not indicate that their works are hung there.
Written April 5, 2014
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Julio B
Miami, FL1,192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Foundation specially as we admire Miro’s work. The amount of art displayed in and out were just amazing. The building where his art is displayed is well distributed, giving us a good flowing sensation.
Great space to visit right next to a beautiful medieval town.
Written October 7, 2019
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Lesidees
Brussels, Belgium56 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The fondation Maeght indeed has a fine collection of modern art; the problem is that when the museum is hosting a temporary exhibition, most of the permanent collection is locked away. On my recent visit, just one room displayed 3 sculptures and 5 (or it might have been 6) paintings from the permanent collection, with the rest of the interior space devoted to Jan Fabre's sculptures of the human brain (no, really).

With admission priced at 16 euro (by way of comparison, a ticket to the Louvre costs 15 euro), this really is not good enough. At that price, one might expect that the banisters on the stairways would be cleaned regularly, rather than being sticky with the sweat of other visitors, that the lights would work in the toilets, or that the doors giving access to the outside sculpture would be unlocked. More importantly, one might expect that more care would be taken of the works of art. On my visit, Pol Bury's clever fountain sculpture clearly needed some routine maintenance to have it working as the artist intended.

The fondation Maeght is apparently planning to expand. On the evidence of my visit, they would be better off taking better care of the current premises and its contents
Written October 29, 2018
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Thank you for your comments. We understand that some visitors can feel frustrated by the fact that a large part of our permanent collection is not on display. In the next few years, our programming will focus more on our collection through thematic and monographic exhibitions shedding light on its richness and diversity. The current show focuses on the numerous donations which have made the Foundation a reality. This summer we will have a Joan Miro exhibition, including many works that have never been shown in public. Contemporary art will remain an important part of our programming, in line with the founders’ vision, through smaller, more focused interventions by contemporary artists. The Maeght Foundation is a private institution and unlike other museums in the area it does not receive any public subsidies for its operations. The majority of its income comes from admissions. By purchasing a ticket, you support the Foundation and participate in the preservation of this unique place. We thank you for your support and generosity. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Written February 8, 2019
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Justin O
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
I agree with previous reviewers that the setting is tranquil and beautiful. However, my suggestion is that you wander around the local countryside for free, rather than waste E15 per person on this modern art museum. Quite frankly, it was the worst art exhibition that I have ever visited.
The outdoor art was laughably bad, and inside was little better. Once piece was so bad that when I first saw it, I thought it was a nice gesture for the museum to have provided a chalk board for the under-5's to doodle on! (whereas in fact, it was apparently a serious piece of art)
My tip is to visit the numerous art galleries in the local town of St Paul de Vence, which was far more enjoyable and interesting. Here, the local artists displayed some wonderful artistic ideas and techniques, unlike the Foundation which seemed to specialise in art produced by primary school children.
Written March 28, 2017
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Paul H
Alton, UK9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
My wife and I had high expectations of F Maeght (not least from their website), but found the experience extremely disappointing. We knew about the exhibition of Immendorff's work (not to our taste at all), but couldn't believe how many galleries were devoted to his art, with one gallery devoted to the perm collection. The only notable paintings there were a Leger, a couple of Chagalls and a superb Braque Atelier (the card in the shop was of a different Atelier painting!). No sign of any paintings/drawings by Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Bonnard, etc. Outside there were fine Giacometti sculptures, a Braque pool and stained glass and lots of quirky Miro sculptures. Overall, really poor VFM.
Written May 6, 2015
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