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.
Le Prieuré du Vieux-Logis
Villa remodelled in the 1930s housing mediaeval religious art, a 15th century Flemish Pietà and a collection of objects and furniture of Dominican Father Alfred Lemerre. 59 avenue Saint-Barthélemy, Nice (06). Open on appointment only.
Musée de la Résistance Fort Saint-Roch
40 metres underground, museum devoted to the activities of the French Resistance during World War II. In Sospel (06).
Museum of Archaeology
In a 17th century bastion, museum with a collection of artefacts dating back to 6 BC, tracing the history of Antibes. Guided tours, temporary exhibitions and educational activities for children. Bastion Saint André, Antibes (06).
Musée de la Castre
Collection of fine art, Mediterranean archaeology and primitive art on place de la Castre in Cannes (06).
Municipal Museum of Art & History, Draguignan
Collection of European art from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries as well as an exhibition of regional history and archaeology, antique furniture and arms. 9 rue de la République, Draguignan (83).
La Maison du Patrimoine
Discover Provence via the history of Roquebrune-sur-Argens. Museum exhibiting a myriad of objects including prehistoric stone tools, Roman artefacts, an authentic 17th century ice house and a collection of ex-voto paintings. At Impasse Barbacane, Roquebru...
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.
Maison du Chocolat et Cacao
17th century chapel, Chapelle des Sœurs de la Charité de Nevers in Roquebrune sur Argens, housing a cornucopia of objects devoted to chocolate including tins, posters and a collection of miniature cars.Closed Sundays and Mondays. Free entry.
Musée de l'Enfance
Childhood museum, with toys and games from the 19th century, doll houses, furniture and miniatures. Guided tours in English on request. At 2 rue Venizelos, in the old town of Cannes (06).
Musée d'Art 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 Greco-Roman antiquities that have been their inspiration over the centuries.
Museum in Villeneuve-Loubet (06), on the Place de Verdun, housing exhibits from WWI, WWII, the Indochina war and the Algerian war. The collection includes uniforms, medals, weaponry, documents and more.