Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain)

#7 in Best Things To Do in Nice
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain) picture
Inna Felker/Getty Images

Key Info

Place Yves Klein

Details

Museums Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.3scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

The popular Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain (Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, or MAMAC for short) is a fabulous place to beat the heat, especially if you're traveling in the summertime. The museum features a wide array of Nice-based modern artists, most notably Yves Klein. Keep in mind that recent travelers raved more about the building's architecture and panoramic views than the art, and they especially recommend travelers visit the rooftop for a sweeping vista of the city or grab a bite at the museum's restaurant.

The museum, which is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., costs 10 euros (about $12); guided tours cost extra. The museum is located just north of Old Town (Vieille Ville) and is easily accessible on foot, as well as via bus No. 17. For information on exhibitions, visit the museum's website.

See all Hotels in Nice »

More Best Things To Do in Nice

Old Town (Vieille Ville)
Place Masséna
Type
Time to Spend
1 of 15
#1 Old Town (Vieille Ville)

Vieille Ville, or Old Town, is a nook of a neighborhood enjoyed by both travelers and locals alike. There are the usual tourist traps, but you can also find some authentic French restaurants and shops, not to mention the Cours Saleya flower and fruit market. 

Past visitors claim that the neighborhood is best experienced in the morning, so you can scour the market. Traipse through in the afternoon to shop, or take a dip at the adjacent beaches. Then in the evening, grab a small bite from a charming restaurant or have a drink in one of the countless bars.

Read more
Svetlana Day/Getty Images
See full list of Best Things To Do in Nice »

Explore More of Nice

Recommended

The World's 30 Best Places to Visit in 2019-20

Using reader input and expert analysis, U.S. News identified the latest can't-miss vacations.

Tilly PeckerJune 25, 2019

The 16 Best San Diego Tours

Take advantage of the adventures this coastal city has to offer with a guided trip.

Lyn MettlerJune 24, 2019

12 Top Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

Set your sights on these can't-miss wineries during your next visit to California's wine country.

Lyn MettlerJune 24, 2019

The 6 Best Denver Brewery Tours

Discover the buzz about Denver's craft beer scene with these tours.

Holly JohnsonJune 21, 2019

The 10 Best Charleston Walking Tours

Experience true southern hospitality as you explore Charleston on one of these strolls.

Claire LawtonJune 20, 2019

The 15 Best Charleston Tours

See everything this historic South Carolina city has to offer on one of these guided excursions.

John RodwanJune 19, 2019

The 5 Best Kauai Helicopter Tours

See the Garden Island's far-reaching beauty from the air.

Holly JohnsonJune 14, 2019

The 6 Best Las Vegas Helicopter Tours

Get a thrilling look at the lights and sights of Sin City and its surroundings with one of these tours.

Holly JohnsonJune 13, 2019

20 Road Trip Essentials for Your Vacation

These road trip must-haves can help you save money, travel more comfortably and ensure you stay safe on the open road.

Holly JohnsonJune 13, 2019

13 Top Charlottesville Wineries to Visit

Sip a glass of Virginia's signature viognier as the sun sets over the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Gwen PratesiJune 12, 2019