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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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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
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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
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
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
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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
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.



Porte Sarrazine - Village - 06250 MOUGINS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 75 85 67
musee-national-fernand-leger
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 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
grimaldi-forum
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 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
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
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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
musee-d-archeologie
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
la-citadelle-musee-d-histoire-maritime
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
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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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
musee-de-la-castre
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
villa-les-camelias
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
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