jardin du musée national Marc Chagall. Photo : DR / musées nationaux du XXe siècle des Alpes-Maritimes © Gilles Ehrentrant

Practical information

The Marc Chagall national Museum, created during the artist's lifetime, houses the masterly cycle of the Biblical Message. It bears witness to the great diversity of the painter's artistic practices. Paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, ceramics as well as stained glass, tapestry and mosaics, constitute a unique body of work where technical virtuosity, colourful inventions and a universal message of peace are combined.

Musée national Marc Chagall
Avenue du Docteur Ménard
06000 Nice
Tél: +33 (0)4 93 53 87 20


The specific conditions of the Vigipirate plan and the anti-Covid plan are still in effect (see paragraph below). 
From 21 July 2021, the sanitory pass is mandatory for visitors aged 18 and over to access the museum.
For more information, click here

Open every day except Tuesdays, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
from May 2nd to October 31st: from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
from November 1st to April 30th: from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ticket sales stop 30 minutes before the museum closes. Evacuation of the museum rooms begins 15 minutes before closing time.

End of year period
The museum closes exceptionally at 4 pm instead of 5 pm on 24th and 31st of December, the eve of the Christmas holidays. The ticket office is open until 3:30 pm.


By plane: Nice-Côte d'Azur airport, 7 km away
By car: motorway, exit A8, exit Nice Centre, then Mathis expressway, exit "Cimiez"
By train: Nice Ville SNCF station, then a 15-minute walk to the museum
By bus : bus n°5 or bus Nice Le Grand Tour, stop "Musée Chagall"
By tram : N°1, stop "Gare Thiers", then 15 minutes walk to the museum

Parking: free parking for coaches and cars

Disabled access, disabled toilets. For more information, click here

GPS coordinates : 43.709136 | 7.269527


Prices outside the exhibition period:

  • Full price: €8
  • Reduced rate: €6
  • Groups (10 people or more): €6.50

Prices during the exhibitions :

  • Full price: €10
  • Reduced rate: €8
  • Groups (10 people or more): €8.50

Free of charge :
- under 26 years old (members of the European Union)
- disabled people (card)
- for all, on the first Sunday of the month.

The detailed tariff system of the national museums can be consulted here :

Twinned ticket between the Chagall and Léger national museums, valid for 30 days from the date of issue of the ticket.

Accepted payments
Cash (euros), bank cards (Visa, Mastercard, JCB), holiday vouchers.

To organise your visit, please click here




logo vigipirate sécurité renforcée
The VIGIPIRATE plan has been upgraded to the "Enhanced Security - Attack Risk" level for the whole of France, from June 21st 2021.

Following the recent attacks, and in order to ensure the safety of visitors, the Marc Chagall national Museum applies the preventive measures decided by the government for public administrations. For more information on the measures established by the French government, click here

To adopt the right gestures, consult the document illustrated below:

We do not offer a cloakroom service (see information below). Your bags and personal belongings will be systematically searched at the entrance of the museum.
The entire team of the Marc Chagall national Museum thanks its visitors for their attention and cooperation.


Conditions sanitaires

Due to the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19, the capacity of the museum, including the refreshment area, is limited and may result in a waiting time at the entrance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

In order to prepare for your visit, we would like to inform you of the specific conditions for visiting the site, which have been put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We thank you in advance for respecting them for the well-being of all:

Sanitory pass is required, from 21 July 2021, for visitors aged 18 and over. For more information, click here
Attention : We advise our foreign visitors to come with a printed version of their sanitary pass and QR Code because photos of the QRcode are often rejected by the app we use.

- Wearing a mask is compulsory for adults and children aged 11 and over, and from 6 years old for group activities
- Keep a distance of 1 metre between yourself, other visitors and museum staff
- Wash your hands in every area where you are asked to do so.


Please note! The cloakroom is not accessible.
We cannot accept jackets, coats, suitcases, travel bags, motorbike helmets, scooters, etc. Only small handbags or backpacks of the following size are accepted : 20 x 25 x 40 cm maximum.


For people coming to visit the museum in groups, with their own guide, the number of people is limited, in compliance with current sanitary standards. Reservations are required.

For more information
- for school and extracurricular groups, click here
- for adult groups, click here

Tel: +33 (0)4 93 53 87 20


label qualité tourisme

Since January 2019, the Marc Chagall national Museum has obtained the Quality Tourism mark, which aims to better understand the needs and meet the expectations of the public in terms of reception and services, to know their points of satisfaction and dissatisfaction, in order to win their loyalty or win them over in advance.

To discover the values and satisfaction criteria of the Quality Tourism mark, click here


The purpose of the visitor regulations is to inform visitors of the conditions for visiting the Marc Chagall National Museum. They are intended to ensure the safety of people, the preservation of the premises and collections and the quality of the visit. They apply to all visitors to the museum as well as to persons and groups authorised to occupy the premises temporarily for meetings, receptions or various events.

Please download and consult the documents below (only in french):

This version of the regulation is subject to change, depending on the evolution of the national health situation.


In recent years, photography and filming in museums and monuments has become a common phenomenon that is often extended to social networks. The Ministry of Culture wanted to support the institutions and visitors' associations in the design of a charter of understanding that sets out the main rules for visiting and sharing culture in the digital age. This charter is likely to inspire other ministries, local authorities and the entire network of cultural structures in the heritage field.

Download and consult the document below:


Visual: Entrance and garden of the Musée national Marc Chagall, Nice © Photo: Nice, musées nationaux du XXe siècle des Alpes-Maritimes / Gilles Ehrentrant © ADAGP, Paris, 2021.
Marc Chagall. The passer of light
du 18 septembre 2021 au 10 janvier 2022
Informations pratiques
Sanitary pass required to visit the museum