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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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grimaldi-forum
GRIMALDI FORUM
"L'or des Pharaons , 2500 ans d'orfèvrerie dans l'Egypte ancienne" From 7 July to 9 September 2018.
The Gold of the Pharaohs, 2500 years of goldsmithing in Egypt, will bring together 150 masterpieces from the Cairo Museum, presenting a series of...



10 av Princesse Grace - 98000 MONACO - PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO
Tel.: +377 99 99 20 00
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MUSÉE INTERNATIONAL DE LA PARFUMERIE
This museum dedicated to the history of perfumery and the progress made in techniques over the centuries, reveals all the stages of the process of creating a perfume.



2 bd Jeu du Ballon - 06130 GRASSE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 05 58 00
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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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MUSÉE JEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD
Discover the secret of Fragonard perfumes in our factories and museums.
The Fragonard museum is located in the Hôtel de Villeneuve, an old mansion restored in keeping with the tradition of large 18th century stately homes in Grasse. The museum...



Hôtel de Villeneuve - 14 rue Jean Ossola - 06130 GRASSE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 36 44 65
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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
MUSÉE DE LA MER
Museum of the Sea - Cannes
The “Iron Mask” cell, underwater and terrestrial archaeological collections, Huguenot memorial, temporary photographic exhibitions. Access: Via the jetty on Quai Laubeuf



Ile Sainte Marguerite - Fort Royal - 06400 CANNES
Tel.: +33(0)4 89 82 26 26
MUSÉE D'HISTOIRE ET D'ART
The Museum of History and Art is located at the heart of the historic village, behind the Town Hall. Many exhibitions take place there so that visitors can enjoy different discoveries all year long.

Closed : Monday all day,

Rue de l'Hôtel de Ville - 06270 VILLENEUVE-LOUBET
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 02 60 39
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MUSEE DE VENCE - FONDATION EMILE HUGUES
Exhibitions of contemporary art in the heart of the mediaeval city.
Built in the 17th century by the lords of Villeneuve in the heart of the medieval town and opposite the legendary ash tree immortalised by the painter Soutine, the building was...

Closed : Monday all day,

2 place du Frêne - 06140 VENCE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 24 24 23
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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.
The permanent collection is mainly devoted to Picasso's portraits.



Porte Sarrazine - Village - 06250 MOUGINS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 75 85 67
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MUSÉE DÉPARTEMENTAL DES MERVEILLES
Natural history, archaeology, folk art and tradition
The Musée des Merveilles is devoted to one of the most important cave carving sites in Europe, that of the valleys of the Merveilles and Fontanalba in the Mount Bego region. From the end of the...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

Av du 16 septembre 1947 - 06430 TENDE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 32 50
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LE FORT CARRÉ
The Fort carré is built on a rock at 26m above sea level.
Located on the peninsula of Saint-Roch, the Fort carré is uilt on a rock at 26m above sea level. The walkway is 43m high and offers a 360 degree panoramic view. Built on the orders of King...

Closed : Monday all day,

Avenue du 11 Novembre - 06600 ANTIBES
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 90 52 13
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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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MUSÉE JEAN COCTEAU COLLECTION SÉVERIN WUNDERMAN
The Jean Cocteau Museum presents over two floors the poet's work in all its aspects: drawing, painting, writing, cinema, tapestry, stained glass …
Located in the historic heart of Menton, facing the sea, the Jean Cocteau Museum, Séverin Wunderman...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

2 Quai de Monléon - Bastion du Vieux Port - 06500 MENTON
Tel.: +33 (0)4 89 81 52 50
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CHAPELLE DU ROSAIRE
Designed and decorated by Matisse, this chapel is lit up by stunning stained glass windows.
A museum space, adjacent to the chapel presents an important group of Matisse's preparatory works, as well as the liturgical vestments designed by the artist.

Closed : Monday all day, Wednesday morning, Saturday morning, Sunday all day,

466 av Henri Matisse - 06140 VENCE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 58 03 26
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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
monaco-top-cars-collection
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
CHAPELLE SAINT-PIERRE
Decorated by Jean Cocteau and dedicated to his fishermen friends. Illustrations of excerpts from the life of Peter the Apostle.

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday all day,

Quai Amiral Courbet - 06230 VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 76 90 70
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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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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