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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
CHAPELLE SAINT-PIERRE
Decorated by Jean Cocteau and dedicated to his fishermen friends. Illustrations of excerpts from the life of Peter the Apostle.

Closed : Tuesday all day,

Quai Amiral Courbet - 06230 VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 76 90 70
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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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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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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
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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
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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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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 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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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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GRIMALDI FORUM
The Forbidden City in Monaco: life in the court of China's Emperors and Empresses, 14 July to 10 September 2017
200 exceptional works from the Chinese rulers' former palace along with loans from great European and American collections.



10 av Princesse Grace - 98000 MONACO - PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO
Tel.: +377 99 99 20 00
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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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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
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MUSÉE 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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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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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 41 05 05
CHAPELLE DU ROSAIRE
Designed and decorated by Matisse, this chapel is lit up by stunning stained glass windows.

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,

466 av Henri Matisse - 06140 VENCE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 58 03 26
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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 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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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
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