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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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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
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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 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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MUSÉE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE ANDRE 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
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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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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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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 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
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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 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
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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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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
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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
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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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CHAPELLE DU ROSAIRE
Vence
Designed and decorated by Matisse, this chapel is lit up by stunning stained glass windows.
A museum space, adjacent to the chapel presents an important group of Matisse's preparatory works, as well as the liturgical vestments designed by the artist.

Closed : Monday all day, Wednesday morning, Saturday morning, Sunday all day,

466 av Henri Matisse - 06140 VENCE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 58 03 26
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CHATEAU MUSÉE GRIMALDI
Cagnes-sur-Mer
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