Fernand Léger Museum


Visit the Fernand Léger museum in Biot, one of the most important museums in the region. The museum has the largest collection of works by the artist, all in a green and colorful setting!

Discover more than 450 exceptional works from impressionism to cubism dating from the 20th century! The immense park of the Fernand Léger museum is the ideal place to have a picnic, after having admired all his works. Events are organized 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 Fernand Léger museum presents a collection of 450 works of the painter. His 20th century works are presented in different 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.

Exterior of the Léger Museum in Biot

Fernand Léger Museum in Biot


Temporary exhibitions

The Fernand Léger Museum keeps models of 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 50m2 "Le Transport des Forces".
An exclusive, giant painting, 5m high and almost 9m long! This masterly work demonstrates 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 building's artistic facades. Don't miss this beautiful exterior architecture spanning 400m2!
The Musée Fernand Léger is covered with a series of glass-paste mosaics. These wall sculptures feature 2 ceramic high reliefs. Observe the sports-themed external decoration of the Hanover stadium, embellished with vibrant colors. 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 program focusing on the circus arts is prepared throughout the year.
Discover "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 Léger Museum offers musical awakening and learning to read for the very young:
Bébés lecteurs" session (children aged 0 to 3)
Readings and nursery rhymes inspired by the work of Fernand Léger.
Dates: March 11, 2021 - May 20, 2021
Times: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Location: in the museum halls.

For adults:
Readers' Cafés: Discuss your favorite books, discover the museum's backstage area and view previously unpublished works.
On: June 25, 2021,
Time: 5:30pm
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 holidays: Wednesdays, 2pm to 3:30pm.
School vacations: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Lecture tours: first Sunday of each month, 11am (free admission).

Family workshops: 04 92 91 50 20
E-mail: regie.biot@rmngp.fr

A lunch break in the park

The garden of the Musée Fernand Léger is the ideal place for a family lunch break.
Discover the mosaic façade and exterior structures of the building from the garden. It features 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, freely accessible landscape. The refreshment bar welcomes you for coffee, lunch or 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 catalogs, reproductions of Léger's works, monographs, posters...
Games, books and coloring books for children
Accessories and jewelry

Select your favorite products here and order them now online !

Open daily except Tuesdays, January 1, May 1 and December 25.
May - October: 10am to 5:45pm
November - April: 10 am to 4:45 pm

Practical information

Opening hours

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

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

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


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

Reduced rate : 4 €
Group rate: €5 to €7 per person
permanent collection included (for groups of 10 or more) :

Twinned ticket between the Marc Chagall Museum and the Fernand 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 audioguide (ID required)
Beneficiaries of free admission - audioguide €2

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

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


Free parking
Accessibility PMR