Musee departemental Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambresis

#8 of 69 in Museums in Nord
Established by Henri Matisse in 1952, Musee departemental Matisse houses the third largest collection of his works in France. Matisse specified the way his works should be arranged, so you will view them as he wanted you to. The 17 exhibit rooms feature more than 170 Matisse works, 65 paintings by Auguste Herbin (given by the artist), paintings by Geneviève Claisse (relative and student of Herbin), elements of the Tériade collection of artists' books, and 30 photographs from the Henri Cartier-Bresson collection. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Musee departemental Matisse and many more Le Cateau-Cambresis attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Le Cateau-Cambresis sightseeing website .
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  • Satisfactory welcome. Audio easy guide. At the shop, the staff could be more discreet and more present to visitors. We should systematically offer a visit to Matisse's family home. We had to ask for the address.
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  • The museum is very beautiful in an old monument but redesigned in a modern way. The place is very interesting with the audioguide and the works also.
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  • Matisse put French early 20th century painting on the fauvist trail. Excellent, low priced museum for the quality it offers. It puts Matisse in perspective with his contempories.
  • Interesting museum of Matisse's work. Nice public gardens.
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