Maeght – Matisse shuttle bus

A cultural experience in the Middle Country!

An exclusive shuttle service links the magnificent Chapelle Matisse in Vence to the Fondation Maeght, allowing you to immerse yourself in an exceptional artistic universe.

Practical information about the shuttle service 💡

📆 Period: From 1 July to 30 September 2023.

📌 Days of operation: Tuesday to Saturday

🔄 Rotation : 1 bus approximately every hour

🕘 Schedules: Rotations from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 1er morning departure at 10am in front of the Matisse chapel
  • 1er departure in the afternoon at 2pm in front of the Fondation Maeght

Discovering cultural gems

Welcome to the Moyen-Pays region of Nice Côte d’Azur, where natural beauty and cultural richness come together to offer you an unforgettable experience!

The many art galleries and museums invite you to discover local and international art, offering a captivating cultural immersion. What’s more, whether you’re an avid nature lover, an adventure enthusiast or simply in search of tranquillity, the Moyen-Pays niçois will meet all your expectations.

Vence and its must-see sites ✨

Located in the heart of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis, Vence is a true paradise for culture lovers in search of unique discoveries.

You can walk in the footsteps of Matisse, who lived and worked here. Visit the Chapelle du Rosaire, considered to be one of his greatest works. Finally, admire the colourful stained glass windows and unique frescoes that embody the perfect symbiosis between art and spirituality.

Vence is also famous for its thriving arts scene, which has attracted many renowned artists over the years with its famous “Nuits du Sud”, this colourful festival!

Focus on the Maeght Foundation

Nestling just a stone’s throw from the famous village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the Maeght Foundation is now one of the world’s leading art collections! Inaugurated in 1964 by André Malraux, it is dedicated to modern art.

Did you know? Saint-Paul-de-Vence is one of the most beautiful villages on the French Riviera! Steeped in history and home to some of the greatest artists (Matisse, Braque, Miro, Picasso, Prévent or even Chagall – who lies in state in the village cemetery), visit this picturesque village and its imposing ramparts without moderation: a sure-fire favourite!  

The Maeght Foundation was designed entirely for and with artists. The building is adorned with several works of art, including mosaic murals by Chagall and Tal Coat. The interior and exterior spaces are embellished by the sculpture garden, courtyards, terraces, patios and chapel.

The Maeght Foundation welcomes visitors to a unique and timeless place where art, architecture and nature interact in perfect harmony.

@Site Fondation Maeght

Exhibition by Jean Paul Riopelle

From 1er July to 12 November 2023, the Fondation Maeght is organising a monographic exhibition dedicated to the artist Jean Paul Riopelle, as part of “Riopelle 100”, the centenary year of his birth. The exhibition offers a fresh perspective on Riopelle’s work, highlighting his abstract and figurative paintings, sculptures, ceramics, tapestries and engravings.


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