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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

Free access with your French Riviera Pass
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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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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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PALAIS PRINCIER DE MONACO
The Prince’s Palace of Monaco is a private residence in which the State Apartments are open to visitors for part of the year.
The Palace has a sophisticated audio-guide tour system in 11 languages (45 mn). There is no wheelchair access to the State...



Place du Palais - 98000 MONACO - MONACO
Tel.: +377 93 25 18 31
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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 a visit and free entrance to the museum for individuals.

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 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
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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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 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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MUSÉE DE L'ANNONCIADE SAINT-TROPEZ

The collections on display, ranging between 1890 and 1950 are as surprising for their quality as for their coherence. All the artists exhibited based their work on a reflection on colour while remaining faithful to figuration.

Closed : Monday all day,

2 Place Georges Grammont - 83990 SAINT-TROPEZ
Tel.: +33(0)4 94 17 84 10
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
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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USINE-LABORATOIRE FRAGONARD
A free guided tour of the traditional perfume manufacturing workshops in Grasse. As a backdrop, the Flower of the Year, celebrated by Fragonard and used in a variety of original products.
Between Nice and Monaco in an outstanding setting at the foot...



158 av de Verdun - 06360 EZE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 36 44 66
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FONDATION MAEGHT
A museum in the middle of Nature, the Maeght Foundation is an exceptional venue boasting one of the largest collections in Europe of 20th-century paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphic works: Bonnard, Braque, Calder, Chagall, Giacometti...
The...



623 chemin des Gardettes - 06570 SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 32 81 63
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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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VILLA LES CAMELIAS
Local history museum and art collection, Maria de Isasi.
The Villa les Camélias is a private Belle époque building the garden of which has a breath-taking view of the Riviera. A player-piano demonstration and an exhibition of objects and photographs...

Closed : Monday all day, Saturday all day,

17 av Raymond Gramaglia - 06320 CAP D'AIL
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 98 36 57
chateau-de-la-napoule
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
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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 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 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 PICASSO
The 2nd floor will be closed (COLLECTION PICASSO) from 27 march to 2 may 2018 and the 1st floor from 22 may to 25 june. Works by Picasso; contemporary art collection; sculpture garden.
Château Grimaldi became the home to the Picasso Museum in...

Closed : Monday all day,

Chateau Grimaldi - Place Mariejol - 06600 ANTIBES
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 90 54 20