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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
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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
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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
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MONACO TOP CARS COLLECTION
Around Metropolitan area
A car enthusiast, Prince Rainier III built up an important personal collection of second hand and "favourite" vintage cars over more than thirty years.
He collected and restored some 100 vehicles, many of them models built by the most famous European...



Les Terrasses de Fontvieille - 98000 MONACO - MONACO
Tel.: +377 92 05 28 56
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
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VILLA LES CAMELIAS
Cap d'Ail
Local history museum and art collection, Maria de Isasi.
The Villa les Camélias is a private Belle époque building the garden of which has a breath-taking view of the Riviera. A player-piano demonstration and an exhibition of objects and photographs...

Closed : Monday all day, Saturday all day,

17 av Raymond Gramaglia - 06320 CAP D'AIL
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 98 36 57
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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
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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
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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
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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
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CHATEAU DE LA NAPOULE
Around Metropolitan area
A few kilometres away from Cannes, the Château de La Napoule takes pride of place on the seafront.
The home of the counts of Villeneuve in the 14th century, the fortress was destroyed and rebuilt eight times before finally becoming a glass works...



Av. Henry Clews - 06210 MANDELIEU-LA-NAPOULE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 49 95 05
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MUSÉE DE LA CASTRE
Around Metropolitan area

In a succession of small rooms surrounded by gardens, you will find collections of art and objects from the South Sea Islands, the Himalaya, the Americas, and a wealth of antiquities from the Mediterranean and Columbian ceramics.



Place de la Castre - Le Suquet - 06400 CANNES
Tel.: +33(0)4 89 82 26 26
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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 00
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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
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
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MUSEE BASTIDE AUX VIOLETTES
Around Metropolitan area
A wonderful violet-themed walk that takes you from museum to flower-packed greenhouse in Tourrettes sur Loup.
The Bastide aux Violettes offers a visit and free entrance to the museum for individuals.

Closed : Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

Route de la Ferrage - 06140 TOURRETTES SUR LOUP
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 59 06 97
VILLA ET JARDINS EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
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
CHAPELLE SAINT-PIERRE
Villefranche-sur-Mer
Decorated by Jean Cocteau and dedicated to his fishermen friends. Illustrations of excerpts from the life of Peter the Apostle.
Five panels of frescoes in two parts, the profane and he sacred.

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday all day,

Quai Amiral Courbet - 06230 VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 76 90 70
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MUSÉE RENOIR
Cagnes-sur-Mer
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
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GRIMALDI FORUM
Around Metropolitan area
"Dali, une histoire de la peinture" du 6/07 au 8/09/2019 Chaumet in Majesty - 12/07 - 28/08
Dali, a history of painting. This retrospective is conducted in collaboration with the Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dalí. In this year, the 30th anniversary of...



10 av Princesse Grace - 98000 MONACO - PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO
Tel.: +377 99 99 20 00
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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...
The...



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