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Museums

Nice offers more than fifteen museums (municipal, departmental and national)

By the number of museums and the richness of its collections, Nice offers its visitors an exceptional collection through a universal museum route.

We remind you that with the  French Riviera Pass (24, 48 or 72hrs), you have free access to the Chagall Museum and all the municipal museums and galleries during its validity period).

 

 

The following conditions apply to municipal museums and galleries :
  • 24hr individual ticket : 10€ (access to all municipal museums and galleries for 24 hours)
  • 7 day individual ticket : 20€ (access to all municipal museums and galleries for 7 days)
  • Group ticket (from 10 persons) : 8€ (access to all municipal museums and galleries for 24 hours)

More information on rates and free access

Museums

Free access with your French Riviera Pass Famille Plus
musee-national-marc-chagall
MUSÉE NATIONAL MARC CHAGALL
Cimiez
The Nice national Marc Chagall museum, was created by the artist's will to bring together in one purpose-built place his most important biblical works : the 17 paintings which make up the Biblical Message.
The permanent collection is the biggest...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

Av Docteur Ménard- (Angle Bd. de Cimiez) - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 53 87 20
museum-d-histoire-naturelle
MUSEUM D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
Port
Founded in the mid 19th century, the Museum of Natural History is truly the memory of Mediterranean Nature, and creates a better understanding of regional biodiversity.
A heritage to serve environment protection, rich in more than a million specimens...

Closed : Monday all day,

60 bd Risso - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 13 46 80
musee-departemental-des-arts-asiatiques
MUSÉE DÉPARTEMENTAL DES ARTS ASIATIQUES
Airport
The Alpes Maritimes Departemental Council commissioned the famous Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, to design a building for a museum, a venue for meetings and exchanges between Asian arts and western culture.
Standing in the artificial lake in Parc...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

405 Promenade des Anglais - 06200 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 29 37 00
villa-massena
VILLA MASSÉNA
Sea side
Listed in the Historic Monuments inventory, the Villa Masséna is an architectural jewel in a tree-lined setting on the Promenade des Anglais that presents the history of Nice in the 19th Century.
Guided tours through the collections of the Museum...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

65 rue de France - 35 Promenade des Anglais - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 91 19 10
musee-des-beaux-arts
MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS
Sea side
This museum is the heir to the first Municipal Museum of Nice featuring loans from the State, encouraged by Napoleon III.
In 1928, it was moved to a sumptuous late 19th-century villa. The paintings and sculptures on display range from the 14th to the...

Closed : Monday all day,

33 av des Baumettes - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 15 28 28
musee-matisse
MUSÉE MATISSE
Cimiez
In a fully renovated Genoese villa set in the olive grove in the Cimiez Gardens, this single-artist museum follows the artistic development of the painter who lived in Nice from 1917 to his death in 1954.
The collection is of interest for the overview...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

164 av des Arènes de Cimiez - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 81 08 08
musee-d-art-moderne-et-d-art-contemporain-m-a-m-a-c
MUSÉE D'ART MODERNE ET D'ART CONTEMPORAIN M.A.M.A.C
Acropolis
This original architecture and a major permanent collection tracing the history of the European and American avant-garde since the early sixties.
The MAMAC collections, with nearly 1.200 works, illustrate the key role of Nice in the development of...

Closed : Monday all day,

Place Yves Klein - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 13 42 01
musee-d-archeologie-de-nice--site-de-cimiez
MUSEE D'ARCHEOLOGIE DE NICE - SITE DE CIMIEZ
Cimiez
Founded by Augustus in 14 BC, Cemenelum was proclaimed the capital of Alpes Maritimae, an ancient Roman Province.
The museum displays objects and documents from the life of Cemenelum and the province of the Alpes Maritimae dating back to the Neolithic...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

160 av des Arènes de Cimiez - 06100 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 81 59 57
musee-international-d-art-naif-anatole-jakovsky
MUSÉE INTERNATIONAL D'ART NAIF ANATOLE JAKOVSKY
Fabron
The museum has been set up in the former residence of perfume creator François COTY, the Château Sainte Hélène, surrounded by a large park with rare species.
Thanks to sizeable donations from Anatole and Renée Jakovsky, guided tours through the...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

Château Sainte-Hélène - 23 Av de Fabron - 06200 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 71 78 33
palais-lascaris
PALAIS LASCARIS
City center
The finest example of baroque civilian architecture, Palais Lascaris was designed like the traditional palazzi of Genoa.
Once the home of the Lascaris-Ventimiglia family, this palace was created from existing buildings starting in 1648. This listed...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

15 rue Droite - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 62 72 40
theatre-de-la-photographie-et-de-l-image
MUSEE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE CHARLES NEGRE
Old Nice
With it's new location in the heart of the Old Town, this establishment offers temporary monographic or thematic exhibitions which present all the trends from old photography to the digital image.
Exhibition rooms offer exhibition opportunities for...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

1 place Pierre Gautier - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 13 42 20
musee-national-du-sport
MUSÉE NATIONAL DU SPORT
West Nice
Devoted to sport in all of its different forms, the Museum is open to all. Its collection of objects bear testimony to sport's finest hours, whisking visitors away on a journey through the museum's 2,000 m2 of exhibitions.
Relive the greatest sporting...

Closed : Monday all day,

Bd des Jardiniers - Stade Allianz Riviera - 06200 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 89 22 44 00
musee-d-archeologie-de-nice--site-de-terra-amata
MUSÉE D'ARCHÉOLOGIE DE NICE - SITE DE TERRA-AMATA
Sea side
An elephant-hunters’ camp dating back 400,000 years, where the first traces of domestication of fire in the world have been discovered.
The Terra Amata Museum gives you the opportunity to visit the actual site of a pre-historic habitat with the...

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday all day,

25 bd Carnot - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 55 59 93
musee-prieure-du-vieux-logis
MUSÉE PRIEURÉ DU VIEUX LOGIS
North Nice
“La Prieuré” houses collections of medieval religious art and a set of day-to-day objects and furniture.
Open by appointment.

Closed : Tuesday all day,

59 av Saint-Barthélemy - 06100 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 91 19 10
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