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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
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
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 Ethnographique de l'olivier
Reconstruction of a traditional oil mill with the round stone wheels, presses, jars, a collection of oil lamps, tools, objects in olive wood laden with iconography folklore and so on.

Château-Musée Grimaldi - Haut-de-Cagnes - Place Grimaldi - 06800 CAGNES-SUR-MER
Tel.: 04 92 02 47 35
Fondation Maeght
Around Metropolitan area
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...

623 chemin des Gardettes - 06570 SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 32 81 63
Musée Lou Ferouil
Presentation of four traditional trades : the forge, wine-cellar, carpentry and mechanics.

3250, route de Gilette - 06830 GILETTE
Tel.: 04 92 08 96 04
Musée des métiers traditionnels
This museum is built in one of the village's rampart houses. It is in this picturesque setting that you can discover over 6,000 tools dating from the 19th century to today. Each recess is used to reconstruct a craftsman's workshop. A temporary exhibition...

171 montée du château - Maison des Remparts - 06690 TOURRETTE-LEVENS
Tel.: 04 97 20 54 60
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 National Fernand Léger - Biot
Around Metropolitan area
Discover an exceptional collection of 450 works retracing the different stages in the career of Fernand Léger from 1905 to 1955.
A pioneer of modern art, Fernand Léger left an enduring mark on the 20th century through the power of his artistic...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

255 Chemin Val de Pôme - 06410 BIOT
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 91 50 20
Collection Roux
The Collection Roux is a collection completely unusual. This collection is unique in its quality, originality and fidelity to the documents it inspires. A story cube is included in the museum as well as a terminal with a virtual tour.
In all, several...

La Citadelle Saint-Elme - La Citadelle BP7 - 06230 VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Tel.: 04 93 76 33 27
La Citadelle de Saint-Tropez / Musée d'Histoire Maritime
Around Metropolitan area

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 d'entomologie du Dr Willy Hansen
La Bollène-Vésubie
The collection of the Bollène-Vésubie entomology museum shows the great diversity of the world of insects, the multiplicity of forms and the huge variety of species.
Numerous regional and exotic species from the four corners of the world are on...

Place de l'église - 06450 LA BOLLÈNE-VÉSUBIE
Tel.: 04 93 03 60 54
Maison du Portal
One of the first cultural centers in the hill-country behind Nice where one can see original exhibitions of painting, sculpture, patchwork. Worth a visit for Jean-Pierre Augier's sculptures.

1 place Victor Masseglia - 06670 LEVENS
Tel.: 09 62 66 85 84
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 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
Musée International de la Parfumerie
Around Metropolitan area
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 11
Musée d'Histoire et d'Art
Around Metropolitan area
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
Musée de l'école
Objects evoking the schools of yesteryear : desks, ink-pots...

Maison du Tourisme - 1, rue des Communes de France - 06660 SAINT-ÉTIENNE-DE-TINÉE
Tel.: 04 93 02 41 96
Musée du Patrimoine
History and functioning of the old electric turbine ; corn mill (demonstration of grind-stones), objects used in daily life in the 19th century...

Quartier des Moulins - 06450 SAINT-MARTIN-VÉSUBIE
Tel.: 04 93 03 21 28
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 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