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Nov 29, 2007
As though absorbing the colors and lights of the Cote d'Azur is not enough, visitors to Nice may take their pick from galleries, museums, parks and forests. Travelers to this area may also gain an insight into the cultural heritage of Nice, visiting architectural and historical sites and monuments.

Matisse Museum

Out of the many attractive and interesting sites in Nice, one particularly appealing site is the Matisse Museum. Henri Matisse is considered to be one of the top painters of the 20th century. The town of Nice itself and the colors and lights of the Riviera shores served as a great inspiration for Matisse's work. Matisse lived in the Cimiez region of Nice from the year 1917 until his death in 1954. The Matisse Museum is situated in the town where Henri Matisse lived in Nice. The museum itself is positioned inside a seventeenth century villa that has been completely renovated but the style of the architecture remains to be admired in all its glory and beauty. On the Cimiez hill and among the olive trees, this museum is home to this great painter's personal collection of artistic works.

Permanent exhibitions at the Matisse Museum include artistic creations, such as drawings, paintings, engraving and sculptures from different periods of his life. In addition, there is a new wing to the museum which hosts temporary exhibitions. The museum also exhibits a detailed history of the great artist's life. The museum features photographs and some of Matisse's personal belongings.

It should be noted that regularly on Tuesdays, the museum is closed. As with any museum, it is advisable to check with the museum in advance before visiting, regarding holiday closing dates. General opening times are from 10am to 6pm. Admission charges for this site are 4 Euros and a reduced fee of 2,50 Euros.

As far as accommodation goes, there are several hotels of varying standards and in different price levels that are in close proximity to the Matisse Museum. This means that you can choose a place to stay that is convenient in regards to the sites you would like to visit during your stay in Nice. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you may search for a suitable place of lodging on the Internet before finalizing the details of your trip to Nice. Times have changed and the World Wide Web enables you to plan your vacation online.

There are many different sites in the attractive town of Nice and as stated above, the Matisse Museum is certainly well worth a visit. Take a trip to Nice and you can revel in the delightful colors, lights and landscapes of this area that were such an inspiration for great works of art. When choosing a holiday location, don't forget that Nice is more than just a nice place to visit.
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