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Musee Bonnard, Le Cannet

Museum dedicated to French artist Pierre Bonnard

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Pierre Bonnard stayed in this beautiful Belle Epoque house in Le Cannet for over 20 years and painted many of his famous works here.

Bonnard was a founding member of the post-impressionist group Les Nabis, together with Edouard Vuillard and Maurice Denis. His works are built with bright colours that create poetic symbols based on his own personal imagery. 

The museum itself is a large complex developed around the original Belle Epoque mansion, with gardens, terraces, exhibition spaces, educational spaces and a gift shop. It has a permanent collection of Bonnard paintings, as well as changing exhibitions.

They host regular events and activities including drawing and painting workshops.

Open from 10:00 to 19:00. In July and August, they close at 20:00. Closed on Mondays.

Worth knowing

The museum is equipped for disabled access and extra facilities such as sign language tours can be organised on request.

Visitor comments

  • "The museum is a "must visit" for anybody coming to this area (to then be followed by some excellent dining in a range of local restaurants and visits to artists studios along the rue St Sauveur). There is a small permanent collection of Bonnard's work and then a series of always interesting exhibitions of other artists with some connection to him." - Trip Advisor
  • "This is a small museum dedicated to Bonnard with a highly engaging layout over four floors in a purpose-built building. It gave a thorough insight into the genius of this much unsung Paris born painter who spent most of his life in Le Cannet." - Trip Advisor
  • "We loved the Musee Bonnard, which sits high on the hill in Le Cannet, above Cannes. The museum gives a good look at the artist, and you have only to look out the window to see much of what inspired him. The staff were helpful, and we also enjoyed the sunny little garden in front of the museum. For an art-lover, this museum is a must." - Trip Advisor


Le Cannet is north of Cannes and can be reached by car on autoroute A8, sortie 42; or by bus on the Palm Express to Mairie du Cannet.

When to come

Occasional closures may take place when new exhibitions are being installed, check the website link above for the latest news. They are also closed on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and December 25th.

How to get passes

Tickets are sold on the door and cost 5€ for adults, 3.50€ for concessions and 10€ for families.

Temporary exhibitions may charge a separate fee to enter.

Child policy

Children are welcome, regular family activities are scheduled throughout the year and children under the age of 12 pay a reduced entry price.


Map of the surrounding area