Museums & Monuments

Art, history, science and archaeology exhibitions and historical sites to visit on the French Riviera. Find modern art museums and places dedicated to local nature from Menton to St-Tropez.

Monaco Top Cars Collection
Perfectly maintained vintage and veteran motorcars on display from the collection of HSH Prince Rainier III. Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Terrasses de Fontvieille, Monaco.
Chateau-Musee du Haut de Cagnes
A medieval castle redecorated in the 17th Century in Baroque style, housing an archaeological and modern Mediterranean art exhibition, as well as an Olive museum. Place Grimaldi, Cagnes-sur-Mer (06).
Wax Museum of the Princes of Monaco
Museum depicting historical episodes in the Grimaldi dynasty with life-size figures in period costumes. At 27 rue Basse in Monaco.
Museum of Stamps and Coins
H.S.H. Prince Rainier III's private collection of stamps and coins.. At the Terrasses de Fontvieille in Monaco.
Musee de la Castre
A collection of fine art, Mediterranean archaeology and primitive art on Place de la Castre in Cannes (06).
The Postcard Museum
A permanent exhibition of hundreds of postcards from all epochs and countries. Also temporary exhibitions. The objective of the Antibes Postcard Museum is to let visitors discover an iconographic universe of unusual documentary and artistic images.
Musee dArt Classique de Mougins
The MACM’s unique concept reunites the works of classical, neo-classical, modern and contemporary artists such as Picasso, Chagall, Warhol and Matisse with the Egyptian and Graeco-Roman antiquities that have been their inspiration over the centurie
Musée Océanographique de Monaco
The Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium, with a wide range of fascinating sea creatures and marine ecosystems. Seasonal opening hours. At avenue St-Martin in Monaco.
Maison du Chocolat et Cacao
17th century chapel, Chapelle des Sœurs de la Charite de Nevers in Roquebrune sur Argens, housing a cornucopia of objects devoted to chocolate including tins, posters and a collection of miniature cars from Menier, Milka, Kholer, Frys and Cadbury
Musee de lEnfance
Childhood museum, with toys and games from the 19thC, doll houses and furniture and minitures. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 14:00 to 18:00 and daily during holidays. Guided English tours on request. At 2 rue Venizelos, in the old town of Cannes (06).
Musee Escoffier de lArt Culinaire
The museum for the art of cooking. Open every day from 14:00-18:00 except Saturdays. July and August open from 14:00-19:00 and Wednesday, Friday from 10:00-12:00. Closed in November. Courses available. At 3 rue Escoffier, Villeneuve Loubet (06).
Musee des Arts Asiatiques
Modern, marble architecture housing a collection of ancient and modern Asian art and craft. Full programme of dance, lectures, concerts and tea ceremonies throughout the year. 405 promenade des Anglais, Nice (06).
Parfumeries Fragonard
Historic Perfume factory in the centre of the old town of Grasse, offering tours in English. Open 09:00-18:00, seven days a week. At 20 boulevard Fragonard, Grasse (06).
La Maison du Patrimoine
Discover Provence via the history of Roquebrune: a museum with free entry, exhibiting a myriad of objects including prehistoric stone tools, Roman artefacts, an authentic 17th century ice house and a collection of ex-voto paintings. In Impasse Barbacane.