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Flamboyant Fondation Maeght

Post by Sharat | April 7, 2018 | See France Destination Guides | Comment
Flamboyant FondationMaeght

For those of you who are not aware the FondationMaeght is an art gallery and exhibition area. It is situated on a hill above Saint-Paul-de-Vence and is not far from either Cannes or Nice. It was set up during the 1960’s and serves as a museum that pays homage to the modernist style. It is nestled in a lovely wooded area with some spectacular views and more than 200,000 people visit every year since it has a reputation of being one of France’s finest modern art museums.

Huge sculpture collection

The museum itself is famous for its extensive collection of sculptures from artists such as Giacometti and Miro. You will find the works of the latter displayed in the museum’s terraced gardens. There are a number of other works on display from a variety of artists including paintings, drawings and sculptures. If you do intend to visit Provence we highly recommend you stop off at the museum if you are an art person, though the entry price is quite steep so be prepared.

Nice building

The building that museum is housed in is itself both attractive and interesting. It is completely whitewashed and built in a modern style complete with quarter-circle roofs which allows diffused light to permeate the galleries. The building was designed so that it integrates with the natural environment in a harmonious manner.

You can bring a piece back with you

If you want to pick up a souvenir, the museum has a shop that sells prints and books. If you are a dedicated art lover then you can even purchase limited edition lithographs signed by the artists themselves. Prices are steep however, starting at 100 Euros and going all the way up to 8,000 Euros for a lithograph signed by Miro.

Visitor details

At the time of writing this piece, entrance to the museum costs 14 Euros for an adult. If you want the privilege of snapping photos then you will have to fork over a further 5 Euros. Students or those aged under 18 are charged 9 Euros for entry and children under ten can enter for free. The museum is open 365 days a year and doors open at 10 am and close at 6 pm, though during the summer months closing time is extended by an hour.

Fondation Maeght by Sebastian Bertrand, on Flickr

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