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Fondation Maeght

  • 623 ch. des Gardettes Map It
  • St-Paul-de-Vence

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

Many people come to St-Paul-de-Vence just to visit the Fondation Maeght, founded in 1964 by art dealer Aimé Maeght. High above the medieval town, the small modern art museum attracts 200,000 visitors a year. It's an extraordinary marriage of the arc-and-plane architecture of Josep Sert; the looming sculptures of Miró, Moore, and Giacometti; the mural mosaics of Chagall; and the humbling hilltop setting, complete with pines, vines, and flowing planes of water. On display is an intriguing and ever-varying parade—one of the most important in Europe—of works by modern masters, including Chagall's wise and funny late-life masterpiece La Vie (Life). On the extensive grounds, fountains and impressive vistas help to beguile even those who aren't into modern art. Café F, should you need time to reflect, is open year-round. For a private guided visit in English, contact the tourist office (€7 plus admission).

Sight Information

Address:

623 ch. des Gardettes, St-Paul-de-Vence, 06570, France

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Phone:

/04–93–32–81–63

Sight Details:

  • €15
  • July–Sept., daily 10–7; Oct.–June, daily 10–6

Published 06/25/2015

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