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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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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 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 Jean Cocteau Collection Séverin Wunderman
Around Metropolitan area
The Jean Cocteau Museum presents over two floors the poet's work in all its aspects: drawing, painting, writing, cinema, tapestry, stained glass …
Located in the historic heart of Menton, facing the sea, the Jean Cocteau Museum, Séverin Wunderman...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

2 Quai de Monléon - Bastion du Vieux Port - 06500 MENTON
Tel.: +33 (0)4 89 81 52 50
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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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 du patrimoine berlugan André Cane
From Roman coins to photos of the Belle Epoque, the visitor follows the development from little hamlet to a flourishing town.
This museum preserves the most diverse items (photos, maps, postcards, old local newspapers, engravings, paintings,...

27 bd Marinoni - 06310 BEAULIEU-SUR-MER
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 76 47 00
Espace muséal Witold Gombrowicz
The museum area Gombrowicz is open to the public on the 2nd floor of the Villa Alexandrine.
The museum area “Witold Gombrowicz” opened its gates on September 23rd, 2017 in the Villa Alexandrine, the same place where the Polish writer lived from...

36 Rue du 8 Mai 1945 - 06140 VENCE
Tel.: 04 93 58 06 38
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 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
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