Fernand Léger Museum

FERNAND LÉGER MUSEUM
Biot

One of the region's must-see museums is the Fernand Léger Museum in Biot. 450 exceptional works ranging from impressionism to cubism dating from the 20th century, to discover! Its immense park is the ideal place to have a picnic after admiring all its works. Events are organised throughout the year to liven up the life of the museum. A real invitation to cultural openness through various workshops for young and old.

The painter's collection

The Museum presents a collection of 450 works by the painter Léger. His 20th century works are presented in various forms: paintings, ceramics, bronzes, tapestries, sculptures and mosaics. 

Different eras are shown through the artist's works, from impressionism to cubism. These masterpieces mark the revolution through different types of art: architecture, sculpture, painting...

Discover the great colourful compositions from the 1920s to the 1950s. The contrasts of forms, the dynamism of vibrant colours evoke the beauty of Modern Art. 

Pass by The Women with Parrots and ponder the Mona Lisa with Keys. Discover Fernand Léger's vision in The Builders. These works are a feast for the eyes! Upstairs, you will see the ceramics in volume, and your children will even be able to touch some mosaic samples.

This artistic diversity is enhanced by the natural lighting that penetrates the building with its beautiful volumes. In the exhibition areas, sit on the benches to better appreciate the works while listening to the audio guide.

Temporary exhibitions

The museum holds models by Fernand Léger for monumental projects, artist's books and autonomous works. Due to their fragility, they are made available for temporary exhibitions. 

Exhibition 2021 "The Transport of Forces".

Exhibited for the first time, discover Fernand Léger's "Le Transport des Forces" of 50m2.
An exclusive, giant painting, 5m high and almost 9m long! This masterly work shows the harmony between technological innovation and artistic creativity.

Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 Exhibition Pierick Sorin 

Pierrick Sorin, video artist and director, will present an exhibition of new works. He presents the visitor with his visual mischief while paying tribute to the modernity of Fernand Léger's major work. 

Exhibition 11 June to 19 September 2022 "Fernand Léger and the cinema".

It will show the painter's contributions to the cinema: poster projects, set designs and generic animation. The genesis of his first film and its various versions are presented in the exhibition. Discover this event accompanied by an exhibition catalogue and film screenings.

The artistic façade 

Finish your tour with the artistic facades of the building. Don't miss this beautiful exterior architecture spread over 400m2!
The Fernand Léger Museum is covered with a series of glass mosaics. These wall sculptures include 2 high ceramic reliefs. Observe the external decoration with sports motifs of the Hanover stadium, embellished with lively colours. A result of Fernand Léger's unfinished project continued by Heidi Melano.

Various events during the year  

Discover a series of fun events organised throughout the year: circuses, readings for children, film screenings, conferences, exhibitions, and educational workshops.

The Circus at the Fernand Léger Museum

A programme focusing on circus arts is prepared throughout the year.
Discover the "Circles in action", 3 highlights:

  • "Les ANnANnAS": 2 artists will present singing, music, trapeze and fabric spear movements.
  • Sunday 14 March 2021, at 3pm.
  • "Compagnie Si Seulement".
  • Sunday 18 April 2021, at 3pm. 
  • "Circus Party!"
  • Saturday 15 May 2021, from 7pm to 10.30pm

 

Reading sessions for children and adults

The Fernand Léger museum and the Biot media library are organising reading and visual arts sessions. 

For children The Fernand Museum offers musical awakening and learning to read for the very young:
Baby reading" session (children aged 0 to 3 years)
Readings and rhymes, inspired by the work of Fernand Léger.
Dates: 11 March 2021 - 20 May 2021
Times: at 9:30 am and 10:30 am
Location: in the museum rooms.

For adults:
Readers' Cafés: Exchange of reading favourites, discovery of the museum's backstage areas and of unpublished works.
On: 25 June 2021,
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: in the park.

Family workshop visits

Open to young and old alike for a fun time, you can choose between several workshops. A way of making culture and art history more accessible to as many people as possible. The programme is available online on the website. (link) 

School period: Wednesdays, from 2pm to 3.30pm.
School holidays: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.30am to 12pm.
Lecture tours: the first Sunday of the month, at 11am (free admission).

Family workshops: 04 92 91 50 20
Email : regie.biot@rmngp.fr

A lunch break in the park

The garden of the Fernand Léger Museum is the ideal place for a family lunch break.
Discover the façade and the exterior structures of the mosaic building from the garden. It consists of an undulating meadow, enhanced by cypress trees, bordered by a pine forest and a row of olive trees. Take a break at the Table du Musée restaurant and enjoy the beautiful scenery on free access. The refreshment bar welcomes you for a coffee, a lunch break or an ice cream...

Don't miss this family and cultural place to spend a pleasant time with your loved ones! 

did you know that

Animals are allowed in the garden of the Fernand Léger Museum in Biot.

The Bookshop-Boutique

Find many ideas for gifts and souvenirs to buy from the Museum Bookshop. A selection of items for all tastes and ages: 

Postcards, exhibition catalogues, reproductions of Léger's works, monographs, posters...
Games, books and colouring books for children
Accessories and jewellery

Select your favourite products here and order them now online !

Open every day except Tuesday, 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
May - October: 10am to 5.45pm
November - April: 10am to 4.45pm

Practical information

Opening hours

Duration of visit: 1h30 or 2h (1h for temporary exhibitions)

Open every day except Tuesday
May - October: 10am to 6pm
November - April: 10am to 5pm
Exceptional closures: 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.

Audioguide downloadable on smartphone with QR codes. Don't forget your headphones.
Adult tours: French, English, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish.
Children's tours: French and English

Prices

- Adults: €5.50 (permanent collection and audio guide included)
- Under 18s: Free
Temporary exhibitions: €2 extra on the admission ticket

Reduced rate : 4 €
Group rate: €5 to €7 per person
permanent collection included (from 10 people) :

Twinned ticket between the Chagall Museum and the Léger Museum, valid for 30 days from the date of issue of the ticket: €13 to €15 depending on the exhibition. 

Free for :

  • Under 26s (EU members)
  • Disabled public (with MDPH card)
  • Teachers (education pass in progress)
  • 1st Sunday of the month for all
  • Booking and information

Self-guided tours (individuals)
Ticket includes audio guide (ID required)
Beneficiaries of free admission - audioguide at €2

Self-guided (groups) / guided tours: 04 93 53 87 28

E-mail: visitelibre-mn06@culture.gouv.fr or visiteguide-mn06@culture.gouv.fr

Access

Free parking 

Accessibility PMR