Musée Matisse (164 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice) – housed in a fully renovated Genoese villa, this is a national museum dedicated to famed French painter Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Matisse lived in Nice from 1917 to his death in 1954. Matisse’s artwork exhibited here are both personal (relating to those works and possessions from which Matisse was never separated) and educational (representing all the periods and range of mediums in his career as a painter). Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (daily / closed on Tuesday). Admission: €10 (general).