14 Museums to explore in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is one of the most popular holiday regions in the south of France. Its identity as a geographical region is a holdover from the days of the Roman Empire. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is famous for its sunny weather, colorful countryside, tradition, wine, food, and language.
The Citadel of Saint-Tropez is a historic building containing one of the most visited attractions in Saint Tropez, as well as the Maritime History Museum. The museum displays the work, artifacts, and other objects related to the lives of sailors as well as the sea activities that took place many centuries ago. The Citadel was constructed based on the drawings of engineer Raymond de Bonnefons in 1602 and 1608.
The Chagall Museum is located on Cimiez Hill in Nice. The building was designed by French architect André Hermant and opened to the public in 1973. The museum dedicated to the work of famous painter Marc Chagall. It houses the series of seventeen paintings depicting the biblical message, painted by Chagall.
The museum is devoted to European and Mediterranean civilizations. The museum is engaged in the contemporary aspects of European and Mediterranean civilizations. Its collections include more than 350,000 objects. The museum is built on reclaimed land at the entrance to the harbor, next to the site of the 17th-century Fort Saint-Jean.
The Castre Museum is a museum located in Cannes, France. It houses collections of primitive arts of the Himalayas-Tibet, the Arctic, pre-Columbian America, Mediterranean antiquities. Castre Museum also presents musical instruments around the world and the landscape paintings of the 19th century.
It is a museum and art gallery located in southern France's Avignon city. The Musée Du Petit Palais shows an excellent selection of Renaissance paintings from both the School of Avignon and Italy. It also contains 600 sculptures from the tomb of Antipope Clement VII, including the effigy head.
The Musée Matisse in Nice is an art museum dedicated to French artist Henri Matisse. It gathers one of the world's largest collections of his works, tracing his artistic beginnings and his evolution through his last works.
The museum is known as the Picasso Museum, the first museum in the world to be dedicated to the artist. Picasso himself donated works to the museum, altogether 23 paintings and 44 drawings, most notably his paintings La Chèvre and La Joie de vivre.