Located in the Baumettes neighbourhood, this Fine Arts museum is housed in an impressive 19th-century villa and contains an important collection of paintings and sculptures.
The villa was built in 1878 by the Ukranian princess Elisabeth Kotchoubey near the important Russian colony in Nice. Decorated with pseudo-Pompeian mural paintings and surrounded by an English garden, the villa hosted receptions, concerts and balls.
In 1925, the town of Nice bought the building to transform it into a Fine Arts Museum, which opened in 1928. The collection is the result of donations and includes paintings and sculptures by Fragonard, Rodin, Monet, Sisley, Degas, Corot, Courbet, Dufy, Chéret and many other artists.
- Disabled access
- 33 avenue des Baumettes