Musee Bonnard

" I hope that my painting will keep, without cracking. I would like to appear before the young painters of the year 2000 with butterfly wings ". (Pierre Bonnard, 1946)

This wish is honored the 25th of June 2011, date of the opening of the museum. Supported by the State, who in 2006 granted it the title of "Musée de France", the museum was carried out on a site close to the Bosquet, the Saint-Vianney hotel, built in 1908.

The idea of the project was to preserve the spirit of the building, one of the last architectural remains of the Belle Epoque, while transforming its space into real exhibition space. The museum's forecourt, public reception area and museum "showcase", opens onto the boulevard Carnot. For the sake of harmony and esthetics, an exterior column (sheltering the lift) was built on one side of the villa, highlighting its architectural quality while giving the building a contemporary feel.


Exhibitions and collection

While encompassing Pierre Bonnard's entire career, the museum's scientific content is mainly focused on his Cannet period (1922-1947).
The collection, made up of acquisitions, donations, public and private deposits, has been growing steadily since 2003. Consisting predominantly of landscapes, added to which in January 2010 was the purchase of a masterpiece, Nu de profil and the state loan of La Salle à manger au Cannet, 1932. Also, Le Cannet town have acquired the early works of Pierre Bonnard, such as posters, illustration and furniture projects, as well as a rare draught-screen project more recently - La Promenade des nourrices, frise de fiacres, 1897.

Covering three storeys, the museum sets up one or two exhibitions per year: one summer exhibition and one dossier style exhibition. The museum's schedule will take into account the work of Pierre Bonnard in all its aspects but also offer thematic or monographic exhibitions of artists whose work resonates with that of Bonnard.
Thanks to a partnership with the Orsay Museum, reference the work of Bonnard in France, The Bonnard Museum enjoys an exceptional expertise providing high-quality exhibitions.


Plan your visit

The museum
Ground floor : public reception, ticket area, gift shop, toilets
First level : continuous projection of documentaries about Pierre Bonnard
Second level : terrace and garden
Levels 3, 4 & 5 : exhibitions areas

Opening Hours
Low season : 10 am - 6 pm
High season (July & August): 10 am – 8 pm / Late night on Thursdays until 9 pm
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays, on January 1st, November 1st and December 25th.

Permanent collection : 5 € / Temporary exhibition : 7 €
Discounted price (list on : 3,50 € / Temporary exhibition : 5 €
Free : liste complète sur le site
Family (2 adults and 2 childs -+12 years-) : 10 € / Temporary exhibition : 14 €
Audio-guide : 1 €


Bonnard Museum :

16 bd Sadi Carnot - 06110 Le Cannet
Tel. + 33 (0)4 93 94 06 06
Visit the official Museum Bonnard website :