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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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Musée Naval
Around Metropolitan area
The Naval Museum of Monaco, founded in 1993, a true maritime encyclopedia, exhibits a splendid collection of more than 250 ship models and marine objects.
Many antic models from the magnificent personal collection of H.S.M. Prince Rainier III of...

Terrasses du Centre Commercial - Fontvieille - Niveau 2 - 98000 MONACO - MONACO
Tel.: +377 92 05 28 48
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
Musée Magnelli - Musée de la Céramique
Around Metropolitan area

The Magnelli Museum and Ceramics Museum are located inside the Château; the National Picasso Museum is in the Romanesque chapel.

Closed : Tuesday all day,

Place de la Libération - 06220 VALLAURIS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 64 71 83
Grimaldi Forum
Around Metropolitan area
Exhibition “Monaco and the Automobile, from 1893 to the present day” From 11 July to 6 September 2020 – Espace Ravel When the Principality celebrates the myth of the automobile
For the first time at the base of the circuit, an...

10 av Princesse Grace - 98000 MONACO - PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO
Tel.: +377 99 99 20 00
Ecomusée du Verre - La Verrerie de Biot
Around Metropolitan area

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
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
Musée de l'Annonciade Saint-Tropez
Around Metropolitan area

The collections on display, ranging between 1890 and 1950 are as surprising for their quality as for their coherence. All the artists exhibited based their work on a reflection on colour while remaining faithful to figuration.

Closed : Monday all day,

2 Place Georges Grammont - 83990 SAINT-TROPEZ
Tel.: +33(0)4 94 17 84 10
Musée du Lait
Presentation of objects essential to the manufacture of various milk derivatives such as butter and cheese as well as ancient tools of pastoral life.
Installed in the former dairy cooperative since 1911, it represents the ancestral know-how around the...

Closed : Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

Musée de la Photographie André Villers
Around Metropolitan area
Throughout the year, the museum organises exhibitions dedicated to young, contemporary photographers and also puts the spotlight on world-famous photographers.
The permanent collection is mainly devoted to Picasso's portraits.

Porte Sarrazine - Village - 06250 MOUGINS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 75 85 67
Musée Picasso - Antibes
Around Metropolitan area

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 collection from 1952. Major 20th Century artists are...

Closed : Monday all day,

Chateau Grimaldi - Place Mariejol - 06600 ANTIBES
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 90 54 20
Musée de la Mer
Around Metropolitan area
Museum of the Sea - Cannes
The “Iron Mask” cell, underwater and terrestrial archaeological collections, Huguenot memorial, temporary exhibitions. Access: Via the jetty on Quai Laubeuf

Ile Sainte Marguerite - Fort Royal - 06400 CANNES
Tel.: +33(0)4 89 82 26 26
Musée Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Around Metropolitan area
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
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
Around Metropolitan area
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...

8 rue Honoré Labande - Villa des Pins B - 98000 MONACO - MONACO
Tel.: +377 98 98 19 62
Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM)
Around Metropolitan area
Discover the influence of the beauty of the Ancient world on Neoclassical, Modern and Contemporary art.
Art from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome sitting side-by-side with neo-classical, modern and contemporary art in a captivating exhibition.

32 rue Commandeur - 06250 MOUGINS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 75 18 22
Musée Peynet et du dessin humoristique - Antibes
Around Metropolitan area
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
Le Fort Carré
Around Metropolitan area
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
Musée d'Archéologie - Antibes
Around Metropolitan area
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
Château 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
Centre International d'Art Contemporain
Last born of the art centres of the Alpes-Maritimes, the Vieux Château de Carros has become a place of cultural and international exchanges. High-level exhibitions and retrospectives and a programme widely open to the world.

Closed : Monday all day,

Place du Château - 06510 CARROS
Musée 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