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

avenue de Fabron | Château Sainte Hélène, 06200 Nice, France
+33 4 93 71 78 33
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Rough edges on the management and staffing sides spoil some quality art

Website states 10 am to 6 pm today but on 12.15 arrival we were told it was closed 12.30 to 1.30... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Lyndsay M
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Auckland, New Zealand
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A very peculiar place. Not easy to find, in a large villa planted in a nice garden full with... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Toni13
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Israel
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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).
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
24 Feb 2017
“Most interesting museum in Nice”
3 Sep 2016
“Certainly worth the effort for those keen on French art”
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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avenue de Fabron | Château Sainte Hélène, 06200 Nice, France
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+33 4 93 71 78 33
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Website states 10 am to 6 pm today but on 12.15 arrival we were told it was closed 12.30 to 1.30. Hmmm. Lunch in nearby park and on return, entry declined because the somewhat surly woman on the till was unable or unprepared to give...More

Thank Lyndsay M
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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...More

Thank Toni13
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...More

1  Thank S H
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...More

Thank RdCool2020
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Zifter
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...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 20 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...More

1  Thank Jacqueline L
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...More

1  Thank inekeh5
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...More

2  Thank Gold_keys_63
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...More

1  Thank haukyn
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