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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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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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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 Ethnographique de l'olivier
Reconstruction of a traditional oil mill with the round stone wheels, presses, jars, a collection of oil lamps, tools, objects in olive wood laden with iconography folklore and so on.

Château-Musée Grimaldi - Haut-de-Cagnes - Place Grimaldi - 06800 CAGNES-SUR-MER
Tel.: 04 92 02 47 35
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
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
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
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
Musée Départemental des Merveilles
Around Metropolitan area
Natural history, archaeology, folk art and tradition
The Musée des Merveilles is devoted to one of the most important cave carving sites in Europe, that of the valleys of the Merveilles and Fontanalbe in the Mount Bego region. From the end of the...

Closed : Tuesday all day,

Av du 16 septembre 1947 - 06430 TENDE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 04 32 50
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 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
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 de l'école
Objects evoking the schools of yesteryear : desks, ink-pots...

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