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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
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 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 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
Le Fort Carré
Around Metropolitan area
The Fort carré is built on a rock at 26m above sea level.
Located on the peninsula of Saint-Roch, the Fort carré is uilt on a rock at 26m above sea level. The walkway is 43m high and offers a 360 degree panoramic view. Built on the orders of King...

Closed : Monday all day,

Avenue du 11 Novembre - 06600 ANTIBES
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 90 52 13
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 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
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 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 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
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
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 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
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