Cannes Art Galleries
(Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France)
Cannes is well represented when it comes to classical and modern French art and the resort boasts a series of quality art galleries.
Housing a mixture of permanent collections and visiting exhibitions, the best art galleries within Cannes often promote the works of local artists from the Riviera region and beyond.
Further galleries and art museums can be found in the nearby towns of Grasse and Mougins, both of which are extremely close to Cannes and full of interest.
La Malmaison (Galerie de la Malmaison)
Address: 47 Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 9706 4490
Originally the 19th-century Grand Hôtel's gaming room, La Malmaison's ground floor is now devoted to temporary exhibitions of work by contemporary and modern artists. Exhibitions also feature cinematic exhibits. The museum also has a magnificent garden where works of art are displayed.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday, October to March - 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:30 to 18:30; April to May - 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:30; June to August - 10:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 19:00; September - 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:30
Address: La Croisette / Rue Pasteur, Cannes, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 9343 8626
This centrally located Espace Miramar art gallery is an exhibition space for works of art by young artists from Cannes and around the region.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday, winter - 13:00 to 18:00; summer - 14:00 to 19:00
Address: Avenue Fiesole, Cannes, F-06400, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 9706 4490
Built in 1934 at the foot of La Californie Hill, this Italianate-style villa was the work of Jean-Gabriel Domergue. The Villa Domergue was bequeathed to the City of Cannes in 1973 and has since been opened to the public during the summer months for guided tours and viewing of the work of Jean-Gabriel Domergue and his wife, Odette Maudrange-Domergue.
Open hours: July to September (guided tours only)
Musée Chapelle Bellini (Bellini Chapel Museum)
Address: Parc Fiorentina - 67 Bis, Avenue de Vallauris, Cannes, F-06400, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 9338 6180
This used to be the painter, Emmanuel Bellini's studio. Today, it houses an exhibition of some of his works, including many impressive contemporary paintings, and is open to the general public.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 14:00 to 17:00 (and by appointment)