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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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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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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
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
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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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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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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
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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 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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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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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
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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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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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 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 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
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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MUSÉE PICASSO
Closed temporarily from 11 to 28 september 2018
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 purchased for the...

Closed : Monday all day,

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