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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
musee-international-de-la-parfumerie
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
musee-de-vence-fondation-emile-hugues
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
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
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
annonciade,-l--musee-de-saint-tropez
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
musee-oceanographique-de-monaco
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
musee-peynet-et-du-dessin-humoristique
MUSÉE PEYNET ET DU DESSIN HUMORISTIQUE
The museum offers a journey through the works of Peynet
This museum is dedicated to the famous « creator of lovers » who lived in Antibes for a long time and offers a journey through the works of Peynet (lithographies, etchings, gouaches, India Ink,...

Closed : Monday all day,

Place Nationale - 06600 ANTIBES
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 90 54 29
chateau-musee-grimaldi
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
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-du-rosaire
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
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
musee-renoir
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
musee-picasso
MUSÉE PICASSO
The 1st floor will be closed from 22 may to 25 june 2018. 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...

Closed : Monday all day,

Chateau Grimaldi - Place Mariejol - 06600 ANTIBES
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 90 54 20
musee-fragonard
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
ecomusee-du-verre--verrerie-de-biot
ECOMUSÉE DU VERRE - LA VERRERIE DE BIOT

The “Verrerie” de Biot (glassworks) offers, around the traditional glass-blowing workshop of bubble glass, the Écomusée de la Verrerie, International Gallery of Glass and Novaro Gallery.



Chemin des Combes - 06410 BIOT
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 65 03 00
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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
musee-de-la-violette
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
musee-de-la-photographie-andre-villers
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
nouveau-musee-national-de-monaco
NOUVEAU MUSÉE NATIONAL DE MONACO
The New National Museum of Monaco is contained in the Villa Sauber and Villa Paloma The Villa Sauber and its gardens will be closed from 28/10/2018.
By offering several exhibitions a year in each venue, the New National Museum of Monaco enhances the...



8 rue Honoré Labande - Villa des Pins B - 98000 MONACO - MONACO
Tel.: +377 98 98 19 62
fondation-maeght
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