Musée National Marc Chagall
Born in Russia, Marc Chagall lived in Paris
and the U.S. before moving to Vence in 1950, where he remained until his death in 1985. Today, his namesake museum in Nice, built to display the biblical series he donated to France in 1977, stands as an architectural ode to color and light. Inside, masterpieces in primary colors hang on floating walls that are angled to play with the sunlight. The museum’s collection now encompasses more than 260 works, including a monumental mosaic that crowns the Eden-like garden. Chagall approved of the garden, filled with olive, cypress, and green oak trees, because it echoes the biblical themes in his life’s work.