Over the past decade Monaco has touted its cultural credentials to attract a savvier, younger, and more artistically aware crowd. The Villa Sauber and Villa Paloma museums are two stunning art spaces set in palatial former homes across the city from one another. Both bring in global culture vultures by way of contemporary-art exhibitions and shows covering sculpture, architecture, photography, and the French Riviera’s glamorous history. The villas are amazing in themselves; the Sauber is a belle époque home built by the developers of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, while Villa Paloma was constructed by an American, Edward N. Dickerson, who adored the view across the Bay of Monaco.
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
Villa Sauber, 17 av. Princess Grace; Villa Paloma, 56 bd. du Jardin Exotique
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours June–Sept daily 11am–7pm; Oct–May daily 8am–6pm Phone 98-98-16-82 Prices Admission to both 6€ adults, free entrance for visitors 26 and under Web site Nouveau Musée National de Monaco