A Musées Vous sur la Côte d'AzurA Musées Vous sur la Côte d'Azur du 27/28 janvier 2024

Nineteen museums on the Côte d’Azur are for the first time organising a weekend of exclusive activities and workshops on 27 and 28 January 2024.

The objective: to make the most of a quieter time of year to discover the art and culture on offer in our region.

Dive into the world of the great painters

Let yourself be drawn into the works of the greats with these guided tours.

At the Fernand-Léger Museum in Biot, you can immerse yourself in the cool feel of the Divers or explore the dizzying scaffold of the Builders with one-hour guided tours on Sunday at 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. At 3.00pm, you can go behind the scenes of the monumental work Transport des Forces created in 1937. And children aren’t left out, with a workshop on Sunday morning to discover creative skills.

At the Pierre-Bonnard Museum in Le Cannet, visits are by flashlight, at nightfall, on Saturday at 5.00pm, and in silence for a truly special stroll. You can also enjoy an olfactory tour of the painter’s world through powdery perfumes, smells of pine and aloe… on Sunday at 3.00pm.

At the Marc-Chagall Museum in Nice, you can discover four remarkable, rare works entering the museum’s collections in 2023 for the museum’s 50th anniversary, on Sunday at 11.00am and 2.00pm. You can also visit the documentation centre on Sunday at 10.00am or enjoy a sensory workshop visit intended for young people in the dreamlike, colourful world of Marc Chagall on Sunday at 3.30pm.

Discovering cultures from near and far

At the Museum of Asian Arts in Nice, set off on a guided tour of the “Tintin and Chang” exhibition-event on Saturday and Sunday at 2.00pm and 3.30pm. And why not try a tai chi class?
This Chinese martial art with its slow, continuous movements strengthens the body, soothes the mind and circulates energy (Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am). Do you prefer Kung Fu? It’s at 11.30am!

Stay on the other side of the world and stop off at the Museum of World Exploration in Cannes to discover Polynesian culture with several workshops on Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm. Do you know the history of eastern Provence?

Enjoy a free self-guided tour of the Museum of Art and History of Provence in Grasse, with collections tracing daily life in eastern Provence since Prehistory, as well as Fine Arts and decorative arts from the 17th century to the first half of the 20th.

Multi-sensory tours and powerful discoveries

You mustn’t miss the free self-guided tour of the unmissable International Perfume Museum in Grasse. And don’t miss the combined visits to the museum reserves and behind the scenes for olfactory mediation in small groups on Saturday at 2.00pm.

Not forgetting, of course, an essential stop at the Escoffier Museum of Culinary Art in Villeneuve-Loubet for a tour with free audio guide and tasting of old-fashioned hot chocolate, on Saturday and Sunday at 10.00am and 2.00pm.

At Espace de l’Art Concret in Mouans-Sartoux, gourmets can enjoy a “one work/one wine” tasting tour put together by a wine expert in conjunction with a facilitator in front of a selection of items from the collection, on Saturday and Sunday at 11.00am. For children, animated multi-sensory readings are organised at 10.30am.

Artistic and ancestral know-how

Meet up at the Magnelli Museum in Vallauris Golfe-Juan for a guided tour of the ceramic collections on Saturday at 3.00pm. Young and old can enjoy a creative family visit on Sunday at 10.15am or an escape game entitled “Help, a Magnelli has been stollen!” on Sunday at 3.00pm.

At Villa des Camélias in Cap d’Ail, you can discover an incredible pneumatic piano in a fun demonstration on Saturday and Sunday at 11.00am, 2.00pm and 3.00pm, or follow a commentary composed around a work by Ramiro Arrue at 11.30am, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

At the Lou Ferouil Museum in Gilette, it’s time for artistic ironwork! Pierre-Guy Martelly offers this demonstration in his forge full of history and passion on Saturday and Sunday at 10.00am and 2.00pm.

Return to our origins at the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology of Monaco, and enjoy a VIP guided tour of the new exhibitions and research laboratory closed to the public, followed by a workshop to discover fire lighting techniques on Saturday at 2.00pm.

At the Musée Départemental des Merveilles in Tende, discover a tactile tour of the permanent galleries and handle reconstructions of archaeological objects on Saturday and Sunday at 11.00am (in Italian) and 3.00pm (in French).

As well as…

Among our gatherings, as unclassifiable as they are incredible, a walk with the head gardener of Villa Ephrussi in Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat following in the footsteps of the plants admired by winter residents during the time of Baroness Béatrice on Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm. Not forgetting the guided tour of the Béatrice de Rothschild collections at 11.15am, 2.00pm and 4.00pm.

At Château de la Napoule in Mandelieu, families can enjoy an interactive guided tour and visual arts workshop on the terraces on Saturday and Sunday at 2.00pm.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco takes young and old on a polar mission. A fun way to learn more about the Inuits, the animals of the poles and the differences between the Arctic and Antarctic, on Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am, 1.30pm, 3.00pm and 4.30pm.

Finally, the National Sports Museum in Nice offers a free self-guided tour, as well as a guided tour of the exhibition “Les Elles des Jeux”, which reflects on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games through the eyes of Olympic women. Don’t forget to stop by the special Winter Olympics photobooth to create a special memory!


Please note that all activities are free. Only entrance to the museums requires a fee (except for free museums).