If you’re a fan of mid century architecture, then the building alone is worth the visit. The grounds and landscaping are also wonderful. There is so much attention to detail, even the doorhandles, exterior lights and garden café furniture were designed by Alberto Giacometti and his brother. There are some wonderful murals and artworks permanently built into the space, and the collection in the garden is a fabulous welcome.
As you’d expect, the 20 century art inside is amazing. The permanent collection is wonderful, and when we visited, the temporary exhibition in that season was Juan Miro, it was beautifully curated and packed to the gills. The natural light flood in the gallery shows all the exhibits off beautifully.
There is a lovely café in the grounds where we had lunch, but you’re a short stroll from Saint Paul de Vence, where you can also eat well and is a lovely ‘must see’ town in the area.
Parking is either in the grounds, and an overspill carpark on the left as you drive up the hill from the village towards the gallery. Worth parking there if you intend to visit both.