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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
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
Espace à vendre
Determined to pursue its vocation of supporting the emerging local, national and international art scene, Espace à Vendre continues to combine the work of artists supported since 2004 with that of guest artists.
The gallery Espace à vendre started...

10 rue Assalit - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)9 80 92 49 23
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
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
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'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
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
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
Bibliothèque Louis Nucéra
Port / Acropolis / East Nice
Nice's biggest library is essential for its reference documents, its work spaces as well as the imposing work which overlooks it: Sosno's "La Tête Carrée" [Square Head].
Located right beside the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, the Louis Nucéra...

Closed : Monday all day,

2 Place Yves Klein - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 13 48 90
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
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
Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen
Nice-Sea side
The CUM is a huge cultural centre situated opposite the sea, on the Promenade des Anglais. For almost 90 years, it has continued to develop and today hosts many symposia, concerts and conferences.
The Centre was founded in 1933 at the instigation of...

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

65 Promenade des Anglais - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 13 46 10
Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur
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 - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 00 30 11
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
La Verrerie de Biot
Around Metropolitan area
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
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
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
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
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 Municipal Archives of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropole are kept in the Palais de Marbre, a sublime former residence in the Fabron district, west of the city.
For decades, they were kept in the sacristy of the Cathedral Sainte Marie du Château....

Closed : Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

7/9 av de Fabron - 06200 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 86 77 44
Palais Nikaia
Airport / West Nice
The region’s largest multipurpose venue, this concert hall of glass has drawn the greatest international stars.
Whether for indoor concerts (1000 to 9000 spectators) or outdoor concerts (up to 56000 spectators), Nikaia can accommodate the most...

163 route du Mercantour - 06200 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 29 31 29
Palais de l'Agriculture

113 Promenade des Anglais - 06200 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 86 58 44
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
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
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
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