20 av Stephen Liégeard - 06100 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 07 73 73http://www.villa-arson.org
Opening hours: 14:00-18:00 - 19:00 en juillet et août
Annual closing: 01/01, 01/05, 24/12, 25/12 et 31/12
Weekly closing: Tuesday all day,
This privileged site, a genuine belvedere over the city, on 20,000m² of terraced Mediterranean gardens, houses the National Art School, a National Contemporary Art Centre and an artists’ residence.
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For nearly 50 years, the world-famous Villa Arson has been a reference in the field of the Visual Arts. Free access for individual visitors during exhibitions. Information document : 2€
Guided tour : 7€
Villa Arson is a public establishment run by the Ministry of Culture. One of its kind, it has been dedicated to contemporary art for almost 40 years. It houses a national centre of contemporary art, a national school of art, a media library and a residence for artists. It also carries out research and training projects and promotes art. focusing on present day art, it is housed in a modern building in the brutalist style.
Designed in the 1970s by architect Michel Marot, it stands on the hill of saint-Barthélémy in a Mediterranean garden of over 2 hectares. 17 000m2 of buildings in concrete and pebbles from the Var, fit around the former 18th-century dwelling of the Arson family. Plants and light play a major role in the overall design, thanks to courtyards, terraces and gardens. The 4 500m2 of terraces on three levels form a hanging garden that offers a belvedere overlooking the city of Nice and the Bay of Angels. This constitutes one of the main attractions of the site. In 2002, the building was awarded the « 20th century Heritage » labe
JARDIN DU BOSCO
Cocktail reception or meal for up to 400 people. The upper terrace with a view across the city and the Bay of Angels: cocktail reception or meal for up to 300 people (tents or canopies can be added).
Cocktail : 400 pers.
Sit down meal : 400 pers.
Cocktail : 500 pers.
Sit down meal : 300 pers.
GALERIE D'ESSAI DE L'ECOLE
Ceiling height: 3.5m
Theatre : 150 pers.
Cocktail : 200 pers.
Sit down meal : 150 pers.