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“An ideal place for a rainy day”
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Musee Matisse
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Nice Art Tour: Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum and the Villa Ephrussi de...
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Owner description: Surrounded by an olive garden, this museum has a collection of paintings spanning the length of Henri Matisse's career.
Bath, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“An ideal place for a rainy day”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Unfortunately many more visitors also thought this, so we progressed through this fine museum in something of a soggy, dripping mass.

Must try it again when the sun is shining and fewer refugees from bad weather

Visited March 2012
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Kyrenia, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“pleasant”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

It was not extraordinary but I was really impressed by being able to see the original works of Matisse...

Visited February 2013
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Wexford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Thin”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Not much of a collection. After that,spend 1 euro on the bus and 5 euro entrance to the Chapelle de la Rosarie in Vence for an integrated experience of his art stripped down to the simplest.

Visited January 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Leftovers and drafts”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

The good news is that the museum is free. If I had paid for this I would have felt cheated. Granted, I did visit at the end of long day and was feeling tired, but I found only a handful of interesting pieces in this museum. Mostly it seemed to just be drafts of his works elsewhere and an endless supply of paper cut leftovers.

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Get to know Matisse”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

If you're a complete philistine like me, the museum is a very useful way to get to know the wide range of Matisse's work which is thoughtfully displayed over several floors of this C17 mansion. Nearby are the Franciscan Monastery with its Italianate gardens looking out over Nice, the cemetery in which Matisse is interred, the Roman remains and the archaeology museum, so several hours can be spent taking all this in. The adjoining park has a refreshment room.

Visited December 2012
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