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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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Musee du Bijou Galerie Solidor

A unique look at jewellery and contemporary design.Made of gold, precious stones, metals, compounds, wood and even paper, contemporary jewellery illustrates the mastery and talent of the artists that fashion it, through their inspiration, culture and...

Place du Château - 06800 CAGNES-SUR-MER
Tel.: 04 93 73 14 42
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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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 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 provençal
Centre of Provençal Culture. Defence of the traditions of Vence, song, dance, music, costumes, storytelling, children’s traditions, cuisine, museum
The musée Provençal exhibits objects used in daily life by the local people until the beginning of...

Descente des Moulins - 06140 VENCE
Tel.: 0685812003
Musee des Traditions Stephanoises
Recalling life in the old days at Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée.

Maison du Tourisme - 1, rue des Communes de France - 06660 SAINT-ÉTIENNE-DE-TINÉE
Tel.: 04 93 02 41 96
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