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Musee International d'Art Naif Anatole-Jakovsky (Museum of Naive Art)

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Address: avenue de Fabron | Château Sainte Hélène, 06200 Nice, France
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A history of the naive art from XVIIIth century to nowadays through Anatole...

A history of the naive art from XVIIIth century to nowadays through Anatole Jakovsky's donation, and State's trust (among them the National Museum of Art Georges Pompidou).

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Most interesting museum in Nice

Great collection with some interesting pieces. The information provided in English is sparse, so the context of most pieces eluded me, but the paintings themselves are worth the... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
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Oslo, Norway
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Israel
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322 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very peculiar place. Not easy to find, in a large villa planted in a nice garden full with colorful and naive (what else?) sculptures. Ample parking place, in fact - mine was the only car. I was also the only visitor and I was told that (contrary to all published information) the museum closes in half an hour. Consequently... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Great collection with some interesting pieces. The information provided in English is sparse, so the context of most pieces eluded me, but the paintings themselves are worth the trip. They are worth the price of admission, too, I suppose. The grounds are well-kept, with some nice statues spread out amongst the trees. The area is not the most interesting, but... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Nice museum but I find it rediculous to oblige to pay the 10€ as package access to other museums in Nice. We were only one day visit to Nice, we were not managed to visit other museums by walking or bus. Can they be more considerate for those who just want to visit the museum??????

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Thank RdCool2020
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We found that the museum is a bit pricey, €10 each, for the amount of art there is, especially as one of the rooms was closed for a few notes being added, not even art being put up. Although there is a lift inside the museum, for those with a disability, there is no way of getting up the entrance... More 

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Thank Zifter
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

We're just back from a one hour trip. We learned far more than we had anticipated. There are some very fine paintings here. For example, from Croatia about ten paintings done under glass which is incredibly difficult :think the reverse of stained glass - it requires cunning use of a mirror - the composition starts with the foreground detail, and... More 

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Thank Simon M
Nice, France
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

The Musée d'Art Naïf in Nice is a well kept secret, that is worth seeking out. Set in a turn of the century villa surrounded by a beautiful park, it is situated on the West side of the city in the neighborhood Fabron, not far from the Promenade des Anglais, making it easy to reach with the city bikes or... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

After visiting the Musee des Beaux Arts (lots of signage) we wanted to go to the Musee International d'Art Naif. We were unable to find any signs. Asked several locals who clearly had never heard of the museum. Eventually we got sick of walking around and abandoned the search. I find it hard to understand that it is not been... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We enjoyed walking from the promenade des Anglais all the way up to this museum. Great paintings. The price was 10€ per person and allows you also to visit the Matisse Museum for free within 48 hours. So we took advantage of this and went the next morning with the bus to see the Matisse museum. Taking pics here is... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I loved this museum. The art is fascinating, the setting is very pleasant, and we found the staff friendly and happy to chat. What other reviews say is true - there is a daily 'fermeture exceptionelle' (for lunch, I guess), but bring your lunch and eat it on the grounds as we did if you're going to arrive between 12... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit as part of the 10 Euro museum deal. Slightly out of the way but easy enough to find. Some very interesting works of art.

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