The building with the full name “Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall”, was constructed in 1973 with the help of Marc Chargall himself to make sure that his works were placed in the right scenic atmosphere. In it, the main works of Chargall conclude the famous “The Bible illustrations“, which portrays the Pentateuch.
An art fanatic will find absolutely everything he is looking for here. Lithographies, mosaics, etchings and of course large-format paintings about biblical themes and the life of Marc Chagall are placed within the rooms of the Musée National Marc Chargall. The museum is located within a very charming little park and just invites one to stay. There is an audio-guide available for additional information about the works of art in seven languages.
Marc Chagall was a french artist with a Jewish-Russian heritage and tremendous influence, being referred to as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the 20th century” by art critics. Chagall's work is assigned to the period of Expressionism and are mainly inspired by his native town Witebsk, passages out of the bible or circus events.
A special highlight of the museum is the little concert room which is framed in lead and is especially beautiful when being illuminated through the pieces of glass by sunshine. Therefore, the museum is not only worth visiting if you are interested in art, but also if you are interested in architecture.
- The day pass at Musée National Marc Chagall is €8 making it one of the 15 cheapest tourist Attractions in France.
How to get there
With public transportation
The museum is located in the heart of Nice and is easily reachable. For example, you can take the bus lines 15 or 22 and get out at the Musée Chagall station.
You can make use of the cost-free parking lot of the museum when arriving by car.