We had heard a lot about the Maeght Foundation and were looking forward to visiting it after enjoying the Chagall and Matisse galleries in Nice. We traveled there by the 400 bus from Nice which was very crowded and we had to stand for the 1-hour ride. We reached the entrance to the Foundation after a steep 10-minute walk from the St. Paul de Vence bus stop. The entrance fee of €15 per person seemed steep after free admission to Matisse and €5 to Chagall exhibitions. There is a notice that an additional charge of €5 applies if you want to take pictures, but I did not see this enforced during our visit. The gardens themselves are quite small though nicely appointed with large modern art pieces (Joan Miro is prominent). The purpose-built exhibition centre consists of a number of interconnected galleries over a number of floors and is a great building for it's intended use. My 3-star rating comes from the fact that I found the exhibits, on the whole, leaving me somewhat cold and underwhelmed. The fact that there is no theme of continuity between the galleries did not help my appreciation of the art on view. The temporary exhibit at the time of our visit was of models, sketches and photographs of large installation art pieces throughout the world. I failed to appreciate why looking at a model or picture of an installation in Barcelona or California should be considered art in itself - but that is just my personal view. If you are visiting St Paul de Vence, which you definitely should if you are in the Nice area, you might want to consider a visit to the Maeght Foundation. But I would suggest that visits to the Matisse and Chagall galleries may prove a more worthwhile experience with more accessible art on view at a lower cost.
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