A cultural sightseeing tour and cruising shore excursion on the footsteps of Matisse in the French Riviera, the places he lived and the local exhibitions of his work, with a high level english speaking driver/guide.

Tour 12 (Full day tour 8 hours)
not available on Tuesday

In the Footsteps of Matisse

See the light, visit the places, villages, houses that have inspired Matisse, the region where he met Bonnard, Renoir or Picasso.

Drive to the city of Nice, where Matisse lived between 1918 and 1954. Drive by the Hotel Beau Rivage, near the Opera house, the Palais de la Méditerranée, on the famous Promenade des Anglais boulevard, walk through the cours Saleya square where he lived for some time, pass by the ex-Regina Palace Hotel on the Cimiez residential area, once his residence, and visit the Matisse Museum, a Genovese-style villa located in the heart of a nice-acre olive grove, near a Franciscan monastery. The villa itself house a permanent collection of 68 paintings and paper cuttings, 236 drawings, 218 engravings, 57 sculptures and 14 illustrates books. From the first donation made by the artist himself in 1953 to the Marie Matisse donation of 1992, this collection is now quite exceptional. The Matisse's grave is still in a private garden on the top of the Cimiez hill.

Drive to Vence, where Matisse lived during the war time and visit the Matisse chapel, designed and decorated by him, at walking distance from the villa Le Rêve where hi staid and painted Nature Morte aux Grenades. (Museum and parking fees are included in above rates)

TOUR RATES (per person)
Number of people RATE in €uros
6 to 8 passengers 110 €
4 to 5 170 €
2 to 3 260 €
1 person alone 520 €
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These credit cards are accepted for payment : credit card

Above rates include taxes, fuel and tolls.
No tours departing from Monaco.
Rates are for departures from Cannes, Mandelieu, Mougins and Antibes areas.
For departure from other areas an extra charge will be added.
No meals are included.