Created by the painter in his hometown of Cateau-Cambresis, the departmental museum has been completely renovated. The expanded, modernized buildings make the Palais Fénelon an emblematic cultural center of the North and accessible to all. From the first works painted in Bohain to the Vence Chapel, the visit through the works of Matisse is akin to a journey encompassing colour, sumptuous materials, the beauty of models, a passion for drawings and a love of poetry. The Herbin Collection is a splendid opportunity to discover a chapter in the history of modern art: geometric abstraction. The Museum’s collections have been enhanced thanks to the Donation of Alice Tériade. The general public can now enjoy works by Picasso, Rouault, Giacometti, Léger, Miro, and Chagall including the famous “Dining Room” decorated by Matisse. Train: stop "Le Cateau" + taxi Dambrun 06 83 30 39 70 or Taxi Caudry 06 21 54 32 90. Open every day except Tuesday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Place du Commandant Edouard Richez
59360 Le Cateau-Cambrésis
+33 359 73 38 00
Thematic of the place
"Ce que les maîtres ont de meilleur 1890-1911. Henri Matisse, d'élève à professeur"
From date 09 November 2019 to date 09 February 2020
Exhibition "Tout va bien Monsieur Matisse"
From date 04 April 2020 to date 17 January 2021
Musée départemental Matisse