Château-Musée was a fortress built in 1301 by Rainier Grimaldi I, a lord of Monaco and a French admiral (his portrait is in the museum). In the early 17th century, the castle was converted into a gracious Louis XIII château, which now contains two museums. The Museum of the Olive Tree shows the steps involved in cultivating and processing the olive. The Museum of Mediterranean Modern Art displays works by Kisling, Carzou, Dufy, Cocteau, and Seyssaud, plus temporary exhibits. In one salon is an interesting trompe l’oeil fresco, La Chute de Phaeton. The tower affords a view of the Côte d’Azur.
Cagnes-sur-Mer and Le Haut-de-Cagnes
Cagnes-sur-Mer and Le Haut-de-Cagnes› Attraction
Château-Musée Grimaldi (Musée de l’Olivier & Musée d’Art Moderne Méditerranéen)
7 pl. Grimaldi
Our Rating Neighborhood Haut-de-Cagnes Hours Jul–Aug Wed–Mon 10am–1pm and 2–6pm; Apr–Jun and Sept Wed–Mon 10am–noon and 2–6pm; Oct–Mar Wed–Mon 10am–noon and 2–5pm Phone 04-92-02-47-30 Prices Admission to both museums 4€ adults and free for visitors 26 and under; double ticket to museum plus the Musée Renoir 8€
Map7 pl. Grimaldi Cagnes-sur-Mer and Le Haut-de-Cagnes
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