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Galleries and cultural activities

Nice is an exceptional city, featuring a rich cultural and artistic heritage.


The pace of cultural life is regulated by the exhibitions in the museums and galleries, the programme of events in the theatres and at the Nice Opera House.

Nice's way of life is also a cultural environment: concerts, a film library, debates and conferences.


Free access with your French Riviera Pass
Galerie Depardieu Art Contemporain
City center
Contemporary art gallery.
A contemporary art gallery showcasing works by avant-garde international and local artists carefully selected and curated for your pleasure. The gallery also runs as a multi-disciplinary cultural space and regularly hosts...

Closed : Sunday all day,

6 rue du docteur Jacques Guidoni - (ex passage Gioffredo) - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)9 66 89 02 74
Villa Arson - Ecole et Centre National d'Art Contemporain
North Nice
A 19th century villa inserted in contemporary architecture decorated with concrete and pebbles, awarded the 20th Century Heritage label and accommodating an contemporary art center and school.
This privileged site, a genuine belvedere over the city,...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

20 av Stephen Liégeard - 06100 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 07 73 73
Atelier Sosno

Rue du Collet de Bellon - par Saint-Roman de Bellet - 06200 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 15 13 56
Galerie Lou Babazouk
Old Nice

The municipal gallery Lou Babazouk, which means "Old Nice" in popular language, is open to any artist who wishes to exhibit, professional or amateur, regardless of age and artistic criteria.

Closed : Monday all day,

8 rue de la loge - 06300 NICE
l'Artistique, Centre d'arts et de Culture
Returning to its original identity, L'Artistique is once again a unique and multidisciplinary venue.
This municipal establishment is based on 2 programming axes: permanent exhibition spaces for works of art, thanks to the Jean Ferrero Donation...

Closed : Monday all day,

27 bd Dubouchage - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 13 47 70
Lympia Espace Culturel Départemental
The Departmental Cultural Space Lympia is made up of two buildings linked with each other: the clock pavilion and the former Nice Jailhouse, the oldest building in Nice harbour.
Restored and brought up to standard by the Department of the...

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday all day,

52 Bd de Stalingrad - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 89 04 53 10
l'Entre Pont
L'Entre-Pont è un luogo multidisciplinare per la creazione contemporanea: teatro, danza, circo, arti di strada, arti digitali legate allo spettacolo.
Artistic residencies, mediation workshops and artistic and cultural practices for the general...

89 route de Turin - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 83 39 11 60

Cultural activities

Free access with your French Riviera Pass
Forum d'Urbanisme et d'Architecture
Port / Acropolis / East Nice
The “Forum d'Urbanisme and d'Architecture” is a permanent centre for information, consultation and training that operates at a local, national and international level.
It organises exhibitions, talks, debates, public inquiries, educational...

Closed : Monday morning, Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning, Friday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday all day,

89, route de Turin - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 13 31 51
BOTOX(S), Alps & Riviera contemporary art network. Exhibitions, openings in art centres, galleries, museums, clubs, artists' collectives.
The BOTOX(S) network was born of the will to raise awareness of contemporary art by raising the profile of the...

« Villa Cameline » - 43 av Monplaisir - 06100 NICE
Tel.: +33 (0)7 83 82 05 86
Archives Nice Côte d'Azur - Palais de Marbre
Nice hills

The town hall archives have been safeguarding the documents published by the City since the 12th century. Two annual exhibitions allow the general public to learn about the story of Nice and its inhabitants.

Closed : Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

7/9 av de Fabron - 06200 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 86 77 44
La Station
Port / Acropolis / East Nice
La Station's main objective is to support and disseminate contemporary cultural and artistic life in Nice.
To show what is done in this city, and to attract very contemporary art practices from elsewhere, from France and Europe. Its aim is to help...

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday all day, Sunday all day,

89 route de Turin - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 56 99 57
Palais de l'Agriculture

113 Promenade des Anglais - 06200 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 86 58 44
Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur
Old Nice
Come to the Nice Côte d'Azur Opera House to admire its architectural heritage or enjoy the opera, dance or symphony orchestra season. Be bold - try the Opera House!
A harmonious blend of premieres of contemporary works, rediscovery of gems of the...

Closed : Sunday all day,

4-6 rue Saint-François de Paule - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 17 40 79
Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen
Nice-Sea side
With its amphitheatre of 550-seat capacity for conferences, the CUM aims to be a space for intercultural exchange.
A place of remembrance and prestige, it offers lectures on well-known writers who are in the literary news, prehistory, controversy...

Closed : Saturday afternoon and evening, Sunday afternoon and evening,

65 Promenade des Anglais - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 13 46 10
Grimaldi Forum
Around Metropolitan area
03/07/21 - 29/08/21 "Alberto Giacometti, a retrospective. The Wonderful Real". An exceptional retrospective of the work of sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti, the most important of recent years.
The Giacometti Foundation is joining forces with...

10 av Princesse Grace - 98000 MONACO - PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO
Tel.: +377 99 99 20 00
Cinémathèque de Nice
Port / Acropolis / East Nice
The Cinematheque of Nice schedules more than 400 heritage and recent films in subtitled original versions and in French.

Closed : Monday all day,

3 esplanade Kennedy - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 04 06 66
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
Palais Princier de Monaco
Around Metropolitan area
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
Le 109
Port / Acropolis / East Nice

The objective is to create a transdisciplinary platform of creation, training, production and circulation for artists, researchers, businessmen, industry and associations in the fields of arts, science and new technologies.

50 bd Jean-Baptiste Vérany - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 12 71 11
Bibliothèque Louis Nucera
Port / Acropolis / East Nice
Located in the extension of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Modern, the library occupies a vast 10,000m2 area on a single level dominated by a huge square head devised by the sculptor Sacha Sosno.
It houses over 200,000 documents freely...

Closed : Monday all day,

2 Place Yves Klein - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 13 48 90
Centre Culturel la Providence
Old Nice

Closed : Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

8 bis rue Saint-Augustin - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 80 34 12
Théâtre National de Nice
Port / Acropolis / East Nice
The TNN, CDN Nice Côte d'Azur: a theatre for the entire city.
Built in 1989, the Théâtre National de Nice, an octagon of pale marble comprises a 900-seat Italian-style theatre (Salle Pierre Brasseur), a 300-seat amphitheatre (SalleMichel Simon) and...

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,

Promenade des Arts - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 13 19 00
Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur
North Nice
The Observatory complex offers a remarkable scientific, historical and natural heritage. UNIVERSARIUM : A FUN AND INTERACTIVE SPACE
Founded in 1881, today the Observatoire de Nice is one of the 4 geographical sites of the Observatoire de la Côte...

96 boulevard de l'observatoire - CS 34229 - 06304 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 00 30 11
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
Musée Océanographique de Monaco
Around Metropolitan area
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...

Av Saint-Martin - 98000 MONACO - MONACO
Tel.: +377 93 15 36 00
Villa Grecque Kerylos
In the enchanting site of Baie des Fourmis (Bay of Ants), this early 20th-century villa is a perfect reproduction of an ancient Greek home with its mosaics and baths. Luxury, beauty and a magnificent view over St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
Built around an...

Impasse Gustave Eiffel - 06310 BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 01 44
Parsec - Astrorama
Located near Nice, on a belvedere between the sea and the mountains, visitors to the Astrorama can view the sky through binoculars and telescopes.
Scientific presentation: introduction to astronomy, events to explore the solar system, understand the...

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,

Parc de la Grande Corniche - Route de la Revère - Accès par Eze le Col - 06360 EZE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 85 85 58