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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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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 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
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
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
Fondation Musée Volti
Volti's large female sculptures integrate with military architecture, the severity of which magnifies the carnal side of the artist's work.
Huddled at the base of the blockhouses of the Citadel, an entire population of bronze, copper and terracotta...

Citadelle Saint Elme - La Citadelle BP7 - 06230 VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Tel.: 04 93 76 33 27
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 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
Le Musée Goetz-Boumeester
This donation by Henri Goetz occupies the entire floor of the old military barracks.
In this museum some fifty works by Christine Boumeester are exhibited, nearly as many by Henri Goetz, and also some 'souvenir' works by great contemporary masters...

La Citadelle BP7 - Place Emmanuel Philibert - 06230 VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Tel.: 04 93 76 33 27
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 Préhistoire
In the Maison Rempart, which houses the craft museum, this museum is testimony to the rich prehistoric heritage across the commune. Museum of Prehistory retraces, from room to room, the great human adventure which began more then seven million years...

171 montée du Château - Maison des Remparts - 06690 TOURRETTE-LEVENS
Tel.: 04 97 20 54 60
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 des coquillages
Unique in Europe! A collection of 7000 seashells, including 400 that hold world records. The biggest current Mediterranean collection, as well as an exceptional exotic collection.
The tour begins with a 6-minute film followed by a tour of the 33 glass...

Quai Lindbergh - Vieux Port - 06230 SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT
Tel.: 04 93 54 34 60
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
Fondation Maeght
As you walk through the rooms and gardens, discover the works of Giacometti, Chagall, Léger, the history of the Maeght family and the architecture of the buildings designed by Sert.

623 Chemin des Gardettes - 06570 SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 32 81 63