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Small-Group Half-Day Trip to Nice from Monaco
"After complimentary pickup from your hotel in Monaco enjoy the drive along the spectacular Middle Corniche a road along the Mediterranean coast and enjoy a breathtaking panorama of Nice the largest city on the French Riviera. On arrival in the picture-perfect city of Nice walk past the Belle Epoque buildings at the famous Promenade des Anglais and climb up Castle Hill to see its beautiful gardens
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Private Tour: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour in Nice
"Meet your guide at the previously arranged and time and start your private tour. First head to historic part of Nice Cimiez. This is not only a place for a winter holiday of Queen Victoria which is commemorated by a statue at the top of Boulevard de Cimiez it is also the site of the Roman city Cemile-num. In 2C there were at least 20000 Romans living here. Many vestiges of their city remain. With your guide you can walk around the Site Archeologique Gallo-Romain. You'll see magnificent Monastery Franciscan and and walk along the famous rose garden
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Private Tour: 4-Hour Sightseeing and Wine Tasting Tour in Nice
"Meet your guide at the previously arranged and time and start your private tour. Your guide will then take you to the Old Town of Nice. You will drive across the Promenade des Anglais this wide promenade facing south and flanking the sea along its entire length provides wonderful views of the Baie des Anges and a popular place for a lengthy stroll. The guide will show you the famous architectural buildings located on the Promenade des Anglais: Hotel Negresco the Massena Museum Mediterranean Palace and we will stop in front of the Old Town near the Apolonia monument on the Square Massena.Take a stroll through the old town with your guide. A visit begins on the Cours Saleya where are many small and cozy shops and restaur this elegant Baroque square is home to the famous flower and vegetable market. The tasting will begin at the oldest wine cellar Bianchi. You will be able to taste the best wines of Provence and the neighboring Italy
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Musee des Beaux-Arts Tips (5)

Museum in a lovely setting

The Beaux Arts in Nice is definitely not the Louvre but the bright side is that you can enjoy it in a couple hours whereas it might take a lifetime to see the entire Louvre. It was built in a former private mansion built in 1878 by the Ukrainian Princess, Elisabeth Vassilievna Kotschoubey and is surrounded by a charming small garden.

In theory the entry is 10 euros but the day we went, they didn't charge us. No explanation and we didn't complain. We took bus #23 to the Rosa Bonheur stop and had to climb a lot of stairs to get to the museum. It is worth the climb.

The first painting you see is a very small, dark Delacroix. They have a small collection so show visiting exhibits too. The current one seemed odd until I read it was a description of the Big Bang (creation of earth); then it made more sense. Among others, they have Fragonard, Dufy, several Boudins, a Corot and a couple Rodin sculptures and a really cute museum cat. We were fortunate enough to meet kitty in one of the rooms.

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Sep 16, 2015

Musee des Beaux-Arts

This gallery has occupied the villa of the Ukranian Princess since 1928. Built in 1878, this magnificent building sits in its own grounds. Its collection is an extensive one, but I was especially impressed by the post impressionist works of Felix Ziem, Luise Breslau, Jules Bastien Le Page, and Jules Cheret. Cheret is often referred to as the inventor of the modern poster. There was one room filled with paintings by Dufy, but I felt these were not the best examples of his work. The museum is normally open from 10am to 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday. The museum is interesting because of the excellent paintings by lesser known artists.

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Dec 31, 2009

Musee des Beaux Artes

Tucked away in the district of Baumettes is this sumptuous villa built in the 1870's for a Russian princess, now transformed into a museum of fine arts. Gifted to Nice by wealthy amateur artist Jules Cheret, some of whose works are displayed within (thankfully not many. You can sense the hanging committee biting its tongue, owing the founder space for his hideous frivolous choclate-box creations). Several rooms of the superb French master Raul Duffy are here, along with less well known works by other artists of the period.

The museum is a short walk from the Sheraton Four Points, about a kilometre walk along the curve of the Prom, and set among many interesting villlas of the belle epoche

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Dec 17, 2005

Musee des Beaux-Arts

This museum houses a wonderful collection of Raoul Dufy paintings amongst others and is always my main reason to come here. The museum is in the west of Nice a little bit of a walk from the centre, but not too far. The beautiful building in itself is worth a visit also!

Try visiting on the 1st or 3rd Sunday of every month when the museum entry is free.

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Aug 16, 2005
 
 
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THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

The museum displays its vast collections, wich are going from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries (Italian seicento, french eighteenth century : Van Lou, Natoire , Fragonard) in a magnificient residence, erected in1878 by the princess Kojchoubey. An important panorama of the french nineteenth century is therein given Bastien-Lepage, Bashkeirkeff, Carpeaux, Chéret, Rodin, impressionism and post-impressionism : Boudin, Monet, Vuillard, Van Dongen.

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