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Museums and cultural sites around Nice

From sites to castles, including exceptional monuments and museums, the French Riviera boasts an incomparable cultural and architectural heritage.

By its beauty and extraordinary gentle life, the French Riviera has always inspired artistic creation.

Museums around Nice

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CHATEAU MUSÉE GRIMALDI
Built in 1309 for Rainier Grimaldi and converted into an Italian-style residence in around 1620, Château Grimaldi was bought by Cagnes Council in 1937 and became the municipal museum in 1946.
Situated at the heart of the medieval village of...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

Place du Château - Haut-de-Cagnes - 06800 CAGNES-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 02 47 35
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MUSEE BASTIDE AUX VIOLETTES
A wonderful violet-themed walk that takes you from museum to flower-packed greenhouse in Tourrettes sur Loup.
The Bastide aux Violettes offers guided, commented tours (booking required) of the museum followed by a tour of the greenhouse in violet...

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,

Route de la Ferrage - 06140 TOURRETTES SUR LOUP
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 59 06 97
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MUSÉE D'ARCHÉOLOGIE
The museum houses all the collections gathered during various excavations in the city and the surrounding waters.
Guardian of the remains on land and in the sea of the ancient Greek Antipolis, the bastion Saint-André, designed following plans by...

Closed : Monday all day,

1 av Général Maizière - Bastion Saint-André - 06600 ANTIBES
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 95 85 98
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MUSÉE RENOIR
Reconstruction of Renoir’s studio in the home where the painter spent the last years of his life, personal possessions, paintings and sculptures.
The Renoir family home is a neo-Provençal building designed by the architect Jules Febvre in 1907...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

19 Chemin des Collettes - 06800 CAGNES SUR MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 20 61 07
MUSÉE OCÉANOGRAPHIQUE DE MONACO
Aquariums, exhibitions, games and relaxation… Monaco's oceanographic museum opens your eyes to the marine world.
Built up against the legendary rock of Monaco, the Oceanographic Museum has been watching over the oceans for over a century. Founded by...



Avenue Saint-Martin - 98000 MONACO - MONACO
Tel.: +377 93 15 36 00
VILLA ET JARDINS EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD
An exceptional site on narrowest part of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, overlooking the bays of Villefranche and Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
The Villa: the large patio, the richly decorated rooms and the private apartments. The porcelain collection: a...



1 av Ephrussi de Rothschild - 06230 SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 33 09
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MUSÉE D'ART CLASSIQUE DE MOUGINS (MACM)
Discover the influence of the beauty of the Ancient world on Neoclassical, Modern and Contemporary art.
Art from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome sitting side-by-side with neo-classical, modern and contemporary art in a captivating exhibition.



32 rue Commandeur - 06250 MOUGINS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 75 18 22
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MUSÉE DE LA CASTRE

In a succession of small rooms surrounded by gardens, you will find collections of art and objects from the South Sea Islands, the Himalaya, the Americas, and a wealth of antiquities from the Mediterranean and Columbian ceramics.



Place de la Castre - Le Suquet - 06400 CANNES
Tel.: +33(0)4 89 82 26 26
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NOUVEAU MUSÉE NATIONAL DE MONACO
The New National Museum of Monaco is contained in the Villa Sauber and Villa Paloma
By offering several exhibitions a year in each venue, the New National Museum of Monaco enhances the value of a little-known heritage and collection and gives visitors...



8 rue Honoré Labande - Villa des Pins B - 98000 MONACO - MONACO
Tel.: +377 98 98 19 62
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MUSÉE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE ANDRE VILLERS
Throughout the year, the museum organises exhibitions dedicated to young, contemporary photographers and also puts the spotlight on world-famous photographers.



Porte Sarrazine - Village - 06250 MOUGINS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 75 85 67
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MUSÉE MAGNELLI - MUSÉE DE LA CÉRAMIQUE

The Magnelli Museum and Ceramics Museum are located inside the Château; the National Picasso Museum is in the Romanesque chapel.

Closed : Tuesday all day,

Place de la Libération - 06220 VALLAURIS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 64 71 83
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ANNONCIADE, MUSÉE DE SAINT-TROPEZ

A collection linked to Pointillism, Nabi, Fauve and the inter-war period.

Closed : Monday all day,

Place Georges Grammont - 83990 SAINT-TROPEZ
Tel.: +33(0)4 94 17 84 10
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MUSÉE DÉPARTEMENTAL DES MERVEILLES
Natural history, archaeology, folk art and tradition

Closed : Tuesday all day,

Av du 16 septembre 1947 - 06430 TENDE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 32 50
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LA VERRERIE DE BIOT
Discover the magic of molten glass!
The Verrerie de Biot invented bubble glass, thus turning a flaw (the bubble) into a quality. A unique place to discover the expertise and magic of glass (Glassblowers hall, shops, cultural museum, international...



Chemin des Combes - 06410 BIOT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 65 03 00
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MUSÉE PICASSO
Works by Picasso; contemporary art collection; sculpture garden.
Château Grimaldi became the home to the Picasso Museum in 1966. Picasso stayed and worked there from mid-September to mid-November 1946. Further works were gifted, entrusted or...

Closed : Monday all day,

Chateau Grimaldi - Place Mariejol - 06600 ANTIBES
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 90 54 20
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MONACO TOP CARS COLLECTION
A car enthusiast, Prince Rainier III built up an important personal collection of second hand and "favourite" vintage cars over more than thirty years.
He collected and restored some 100 vehicles, many of them models built by the most famous European...



Les Terrasses de Fontvieille - 98000 MONACO - MONACO
Tel.: +377 92 05 28 56
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MUSÉE NATIONAL FERNAND LÉGER
Discover an exceptional collection of 450 works retracing the different stages in the career of Fernand Léger from 1905 to 1955.
From Cubism in the early 20th century to the ‘objects’ of 1920, Fernand Léger’s work became more humanized in the...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

255 Chemin Val de Pôme - 06410 BIOT
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 91 50 20
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MUSÉE NAVAL
The Naval Museum of Monaco, founded in 1993, a true maritime encyclopedia, exhibits a splendid collection of more than 250 ship models and marine objects.
Many antic models from the magnificent personal collection of H.S.M. Prince Rainier III of...



Terrasses du Centre Commercial - Fontvieille - Niveau 2 - 98000 MONACO - MONACO
Tel.: +377 92 05 28 48
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LA CITADELLE DE SAINT-TROPEZ / MUSÉE D'HISTOIRE MARITIME

The citadel has towered over Saint-Tropez since the early 17th century. It remains one of the only defensive monuments of this scale on the Var coast. The fortress's dungeon has been home to the museum of maritime history since summer 2013. As part...



1 Montée de la Citadelle - 83990 SAINT-TROPEZ
Tel.: +33(0)4 94 97 59 43
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CHATEAU DE LA NAPOULE
A few kilometres away from Cannes, the Château de La Napoule takes pride of place on the seafront.
The home of the counts of Villeneuve in the 14th century, the fortress was destroyed and rebuilt eight times before finally becoming a glass works...



Av. Henry Clews - 06210 MANDELIEU-LA-NAPOULE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 49 95 05