Musée National Marc Chagall

This museum is home to the largest public collection of art by revered French Modernist painter, Marc Chagall.

Chagall in France

Born in Russia, Marc Chagall spent much of his career as well as the last years of his life in France. In fact, he died in a town just off the cost of the French Riviera, called Saint Paul de Vence, at age 97. There is a popular restaurant in Nice named after a gift he gave to his mistress, called L’Ane Rouge.


The colourful modernist exhibit was curated by the artist himself, as well as the gardens, stained glass, and concert hall. This art is what made Chagall one of the great modernist artists of his time. The unique and at times disturbing pieces tell a story of revolution and evolution in the 20th century.

Visiting the Museum

The usually €9 fee is €7 on Sundays, and entry is free on the first Sunday of every month. Audio guides are available for free upon arrival and are offered in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese. Guided tours are available in French, and offered on select Saturdays and Sundays.

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