Renoir Museum

Presentation

Contact details

Address : chemin des Collettes – 06800 Cagnes-sur-Mer

Contact: +33 (0)4 93 20 61 07 – renoir@cagnes.fr

Schedules

From June to September: 10am-1pm // 2pm-6pm (gardens open from 10am to 6pm).
From October to March: 10am-12pm // 2-5pm.
From April to May: 10am-12pm // 2pm-6pm.
Closed on Tuesdays and on 25/12, 01/01 and 01/05.

Rates

Adults: 6 €.
Under 26 years old and Cagnois : free.
Double ticket (applicable to people wishing to visit the Renoir Museum and the Château-Musée Grimaldi in the same day): 8 €.
Entry included in the
French Riviera Pass
.

Atelier du musée Renoir - Cagnes-sur-Mer

Access

Highway A8 + Exits 47/48 CAGNES-SUR-MER + Direction Centre-Ville.
Limited free parking on site.

Smart: to avoid parking problems, go to the Renoir Museum:
– With Ligne d’Azur C49, by reservation from 9am to 4pm (0 800 006 007, Monday to Saturday from 7am to 7.45pm).
– With the beach shuttle n°45 (free) which connects, in July / August, the seaside to the bus station of the city center,
– On foot (10 mn) from the bus station or the downtown parking lots,
– On foot (15 mn) from the train station.

For people with reduced mobility, an electric shuttle facilitates travel between the reception and the museum (currently unavailable).

Cagnes-sur-Mer, city of Renoir

The Renoir Museum is located in the heart of a magnificent estate planted with olive and citrus trees, from which one can discover a superb panorama that extends to the Cap d’Antibes.

With its collections, its 14 original paintings, its 40 sculptures, its furniture and its studio… it constitutes a moving testimony of the creative and familiar universe of the impressionist Master who spent the last 12 years of his life in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

After a complete renovation in 2013, the Renoir Museum now offers visitors a chance to see the site as Renoir knew it. New spaces have been opened, including a set of seventeen plaster sculptures (donated by the Renoir and Guino families), two new original paintings and an intimate archive.

Salon du musée Renoir

The Renoir Garden Workshop

Reconstructed identically for “2019, Renoir Centenary”, you will discover a space dedicated to children and a permanent exhibition on Renoir and his painting.
Download the brochure

History

Photographie de Pierre Auguste Renoir

A century of history

In 1908, Renoir settled in Les Collettes, a magnificent property planted with olive and citrus trees from which one can discover a superb panorama that stretches all the way to Cap d’Antibes.

The climate suits him, the light and the landscape captivate him, offering him the possibility to reproduce in the open air on canvas the shimmering colors of the olive trees, the flowers, the fruits of his domain but also the luminous and sensual bodies of young Cagnoises.

It is also in Cagnes-sur-Mer that he approaches sculpture for the first time.

No longer having the free use of his hands, he called upon a young student of Maillol, Richard Guino, who served his sculptural needs with intelligence and sensitivity.

Weakened by the disease, Renoir painted until his death, with happiness and frenzy, making his joy of living burst on the canvas.

The Renoir Museum remains a wonderful testimony to the creative universe of the Master with its 14 paintings, 40 sculptures, its period furniture, its studio and its familiar objects.

The garden of the Domaine des Collettes

Renoir had come to look for “his” light on the Côte d’Azur, and it was in the Domaine des Collettes, now a garden, that he found it. This light, which bathes the age-old olive trees, still illuminates his paintings all over the world. To disconnect the time of a walk in this garden of the Domaine des Collettes is to understand why Renoir chose to settle there. Everyone can immerse themselves in the intimacy of the great master by soaking up the atmosphere of this olive grove facing the panorama of the medieval village of Haut-de-Cagnes, the sea and the surrounding hills.

A privileged moment where, for a moment, time will seem suspended.

This garden has just been labeled “Refuge LPO” with its 36 species of birds listed in the heart of the domain in which the city has just recreated Renoir’s vegetable garden, behind the Ferme des Collettes.

The garden of the Renoir museum is also the “theater” of open-air events such as “Un soir chez Renoir”, “Histoires de Dire” or the “Déjeuner sur l’Herbe”… so many opportunities to fall under the charm of the place!

Jardin du domaine des Colettes - Musée Renoir

Under the light of the Master

Renoir still fascinates as much today… so much so that director Gilles Bourdos devoted a film, released on January 2, 2013, to Renoir’s Cagnoise period, magnificently interpreted by Michel Bouquet.

Watch the trailer of the movie “Renoir

Virtual gallery

Thanks to this “Virtual Gallery”, discover the 14 original paintings exposed in the Renoir Museum of Cagnes-sur-Mer…

“La Ferme des Collettes”, “Les Toits du vieux Nice”, and “La vallée de la Cagne et le Baou de Saint-Jeannet” belong to the city of Cagnes-sur-Mer.
The “Laveuse” was deposited by the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.
The other paintings were deposited by the Musée d’Orsay.

but also the space dedicated to sculptures…

Guided tour

In the footsteps of the Impressionist Master…

Discover the Domaine des Collettes, a haven of peace and greenery with centuries-old olive trees, which seduced Renoir to the point of having him build his first house, the eternal nomad, the incorrigible traveler.

Let us tell you about his daily life in Cagnes-sur-Mer, punctuated with moving and funny anecdotes in the very special atmosphere of these places that have remained unchanged.

You will be able to admire his studio, 14 original paintings and a dozen sculptures of the Master, representative of the evolution of his technique and his different periods.

With the help of our guide, discover the man he was to better understand his painting and his time.

April, May, June, July, August and September: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm and 4pm.
From October to March: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 3:30pm.

Duration of the visit: 1 hour
Meet at the entrance of the Renoir Museum
Price: 3 € (+ 6 € for an entrance to the museum)

Reservation required for groups with Christelle: +33 (0)4 93 20 03 04