Hotel Le Provençal

Museums and visits

General information

In the heart of the Riviera, halfway between the Italian border and the Nice Côte d’Azur international airport, the Hotel Versailles is ideally located to enjoy the region from the best possible vantage point.
From the rustic charm of old Nice to the Principality of Monaco’s grandeur, the lush gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild to the historical pergolas of the Villa Kerylos, from its 16th century Citadel to the traditional fishing boats of the Port of Villefranche, follow in celebrated artist Jean Cocteau’s footsteps to explore Villefranche-sur-Mer and its surroundings.

margueriteLa Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght
Painters and sculptors collaborated with the Catalan architect Josep Lluís Sert, creating works which were integrated into the building and the surrounding natural environment: the Giacometti courtyard, the Miró labyrinth with its sculptures and ceramics, the mosaic murals of Chagall and Tal Coat, Braque’s pond and stained glass windows and Bury’s fountain

Indoor and outdoor spaces link up with each other through the sculpture garden, the courtyards, terraces and patios. The Maeght Foundation is already famous for its architecture and gardens; it is also home to one of Europe’s richest collections of modern and contemporary art. The greenery of its grounds makes the Maeght Foundation the ideal place to discover the great artists of our time.
Address: 623, chemin des Gardettes 06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
☎ +33 4 93 32 81 63
Open every day, without exception: October-June: 10 am – 6 pm // July-September: 10 am – 7 pm

For more information, visit the website!

modern artModern Art museum
The MAMAC turned 25 years old in 2015. To celebrate its anniversary, the museum decided to return to its fundamentals: the collection of art.
The exhibition “COLLECTORS” preserves and showcases major art works. The project, which operates throughout all of the MAMAC space, over 3,500m2 on three levels, takes on the task of being an ever-moving exhibition based on permanent pieces of art to give them a new dimension.

Address: Place Yves Klein 06364 Nice cedex 4
☎ + 33 4 97 13 42 01

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museepicassoPicasso Museum
Constructed on top of the ancient acropolis of the Greek city of Antipolis, roman castrum, it became a residence to bishops during the Middle Ages (from 442 to 1385), the Grimaldi castle has been inhabited by the Monegasque family that gave it its name, since 1385. First the King’s governor lived there and from 1792, it became the city hall. The building was then transformed into barracks in 1820, marking the taking possession of the premises by military engineers until 1924.

Professor of French, Greek and Latin at the Lycee Carnot in Cannes, Romuald Dor de la Souchère began in 1923 archaeological searches in Antibes. On March 29, 1924, Dor de la Souchère created the society of Friends of the Museum of Antibes. Their goal was to establish a historical and archaeological museum and to work on publicizing the history of the region.
In 1925, the Grimaldi castle was bought by the city of Antibes and Romuald Dor de la Souchère became its first curator. In September 1945, Pablo Picasso visited the Grimaldi museum for the first time and in 1946, Romuald Dor de la Souchère asked him to use part of the castle as a workshop.
Address: Place Mariejol, 06600 Antibes
☎ +33 4 92 90 54 20

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matisseMatisse Museum
The Matisse Museum is situated on the hill of Cimiez, not far from the Franciscan monastery with its Italian gardens, the Hotel Regina where Matisse used to reside, and the Gallo-Roman ruins.
The Museum has been welcoming visitors to see its collection of works since January 5 1963, left by the artist (and his heirs) to the city of Nice where he lived from 1918 until 1954.

Address: 164, av. des Arènes de Cimiez 06000 Nice
☎ +33 4 93 81 08 08
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ezeLe Village d’Eze
The village of Èze is located a few kilometers East of Villefranche, and is a beautiful picturesque village with a history dating back to the Greeks.
The village stands atop a hill, making for beautiful pictures, and can be visited by foot.
To learn more about this village, visit the Èze Tourism website!