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The Matisse Museum

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The Matisse Museum - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Nord

Founded by the artist himself in 1952, since 1982 the Matisse Museum has been based in the former Fénelon Palace in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, where the famous painter, draughtsman, engraver and sculptor Henri Matisse was born.

Entirely renovated and re-opened in 2002 after several years of building work, the museum houses 17 exhibition rooms bathed in soft light and overlooking a beautiful French-style park. A large portion of it illustrates the exceptional career of Matisse, one of the major artists of the 20th century, with over 170 of his works. As well as the Matisse collection, there are paintings by Auguste Herbin and works by Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró.

The Matisse Museum also arranges guided tours, conferences and workshops for children and adults, as well as temporary exhibitions.

Additional information
The Matisse Museum

Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 18pm. Closed on January 1st, November 1st, December 25, September 22 (23 if the 22 is a Sunday).

Home school from 9am.

Entry fee: The entry ticket includes an audio guide for individuals, access to permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.

Full price: € 5. Half price: € 3: group of 15 people, students, over 60 years, Advantage Card, job seekers, Friends of Museums, Maps and Cezam Srias.

Free admission for children under 18, accompanying groups, beneficiaries of the CMU, COTOREP card, the Catésiens.

Free the first Sunday of the month / Heritage Days / Spring Museum.

During temporary exhibitions "Matisse", the entry fee increased from € 5 to € 7.

Matisse Museum (© Alain Battermann)
Matisse Museum (© Alain Battermann)
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Entrance to the Matisse Museum (© Alain Battermann)
Entrance to the Matisse Museum (© Alain Battermann)
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