The Musée Départemental Matisse du Cateau-Cambresis has been housed in the Palais Fénelon since 1982. It became a departemental institution in 1992, and, in 2002, re-opened after major renovation works. The collection is comprised of 170 of Matisse’s works, 65 works by Herbin, 11 by Genevieve Claisse, a substantial engravings and book collection by Tériade, and 30 photos by Henri Cartier Bresson.
Forthcoming exhibitionsNorman Dilworth
7 July – 30 September 2007
27 October 2007 – 2 March 2008
CostAn entrance ticket includes an individual audio guide and access to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.
Full price 4,50 euros
Concessions 3,00 euros (groups of 15 or more, students, over 60s, Carte avantage holders, job seekers, friends of the museum)
Concession price available on display of a train ticket from Paris to Le Cateau
Free entry to under 18s, group accompaniers, CMU beneficiaries.
Free to all on the first Sunday of the month, Journées Patrimoine and Primtemps de Musées.
Opening hoursOpen daily from 10am to 6pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Closed on January 1, 22 September and 25 December
Getting thereBy train, the Corail Intercités Paris-Nord / Mauberge stops at Le Cateau-Cambrésis, via Compiegne and Saint-Quentin.
Every Saturday and Sunday:
The train Corail Intercités n° 12313 departs from Paris-Nord at 10.37am, arriving at Le Cateau at 12.13pm. At 12.20pm, there is a shuttle bus from the train station to the bus station situated 300m from the museum.
The train corail Intercités n° 12338 departs from Le Cateau at 7.16pm and arrives at Paris-Nord at 8.53pm. The shuttle bus from the bus station to Le Cateau train station departs at 7pm.
On Sunday only:
A supplementary return train operates, Train Corail Intercités n° 12342 departs from Le Cateau at 8.12pm and arrives at Paris-Nord at 9.50pm. The shuttle bus leaves the bus station at 7.55pm.
Train ticket holders benefit from concession price entry to the museum.
The shuttle bus costs 1 euro.
Le Cateau-Cambrésis is located in the department of the Nord, 30km from Valenciennes, Cambrai and Saint-Quentin.
From Paris, take the motorway Paris-Cambrai (A1 and A2), and then the RN 42 from Cambrai to Cateau-Cambrésis.
From Lille or Brussels, take the motorway to Valenciennes (Cateau-Cambrésis exit) and then the RN355
FacilitiesThe museum is completely accessible to disabled visitors.
The museum houses an arts studio, book shop, café, conference room , video library, audio guides, childrens’ activities and interactive information points.
Museum internal and external photos (2)Click on the images to enlarge