Historic & cultural heritage
This stylish country house dating from the end of the 17th century, with a beautiful garden and majestic palm trees, shelters works of art by the famous Grasse artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard and his descendants. This gallant love minstrel painted four superb scenes entitled “The Progress of Love” for the Countess of Barry, the King’s favorite. Today, splendid replicas of the paintings decorate the museum’s salons.
In addition to the original drawings and paintings of this artist, you will also discover, in the stairwell, a stunning decoration in trompe-l’œil attributed to Alexandre-Evariste Fragonard, son of Jean-Honoré Fragonard, which he painted at the age of 13.
The museum offers:
- Multilingual tours*.
- Guided tours with individual players and laser discs.
- Educational activities,
- Reference books, postcards, decorative items for sale in the shop.
* By appointment
VILLA-MUSEE JEAN-HONORE FRAGONARD
23, Boulevard Fragonard - 06130 GRASSE
Tel.: 33 (0)4 97 05 58 00
Fax: 33 (0)4 97 05 58 01
* Summer hours:
May 2 to September 30:
10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
* Winter Hours:
October 1 to April 30:
11:00 – 6:00 p.m. daily except Tuesdays
Closed December 25, January 1, and May 1. Closed in November (12 to 30)
At both the Museum of Provencal Art and History and the Jean-Honoré Fragonard Villa-Museum, only guided tours are available (no self-guided tours)