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.
Musee de la Castre
A collection of fine art, Mediterranean archaeology and primitive art on Place de la Castre in 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).
Renoirs former home and studio maintained as a museum. Also estate gardens with a century old olive grove. Chemin des Collettes, Cagnes-sur-Mer (06).
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
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.
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.
Municipal Museum of Draguignan
Houses a collection of European art from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries as well as an exhibition of regional history and archeaology, antique furniture and arms. 9 rue de la Republique, Draguignan (83).
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).
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
Museum of Archaeology
In a 17th century bastion, the museum has a collection of artifacts dating back to 6BC, tracing the history of Antibes. Guided tours, temporary exhibitions and educational activities for children. Bastion Saint Andre, Antibes (06).
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 much more.
Musee de la Resistance
This museum shows the activities of the French Resistance during WW2. Located in Sospel.
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).
Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
A 10th century castle with ceremonial hall, guard room and more. In the village of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (06).
Le Prieure du Vieux Logis
Villa remodelled in the 1930s, housing mediaeval religious art, a 15th century Flemish Pieta and a collection of objects and furniture of Dominican Father Alfred Lemerre. 59 avenue Saint-Barthelemy, Nice (06).