Wednesday, 23 April - Cimiez, Nice, Musée Matisse, Musée Archeologique, Musée national Message Biblique Marc Chagall, boat cruise from Cannes
The Musée Matisse and Archeologique are in Cimiez, a wealthy community on a hilltop to the northwest of the center of Nice. I hiked up a set of stairs that winds through residential communities to the top. It was well worth it, though. The Franciscan monestary there has beautiful gardens. The Musée Matisse was wonderful, though I forgot that photography is allowed, so I don't have any photos of the artwork. The Archaeology museum consists of the Roman and early Christian ruins outside and a rather large collection of artifacts and tomb relicts inside. Unfortunately, all the signage was in French, and I couldn't really grasp most of it. I took the bus from the top of Cimiez halfway down to the Musee national Message Biblique Marc Chagall, which consists of artwork donated by Chagall to the city. Again, no photos of the artwork. Photos wouldn't really capture it anyway, most of the work was wall-sized, and incredibly detailed.
That evening, the conference steering committee took a dinner cruise from Cannes harbor for a business meeting.
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Sara's walking route: