Riviera aficionados will adore this astounding history museum. Located within an imposing Belle Epoque villa, it exhibits a quirky range of objects charting local life in Nice and its surrounds, from the first Victorian visitors through the roaring 1920s. Elegantly printed menus, train tickets from London to Nice, period maps, and snapshots of the promenading rich on vacation bring the past to life. Of additional note are the paintings and objets d’art donated by the Masséna family, a noble set of locals who constructed the villa. Botanist Edouard Ardre, who also designed the verdant greenery in front of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, landscaped the museum’s neatly manicured gardens.
65 rue de France or 35 promenade des Anglais
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Wed–Mon 10am–6pm (from 11am Nov–May) Phone 04-93-91-19-10 Prices Admission 6€ adults; free for children aged 16 and under
Map65 rue de France or 35 promenade des Anglais Nice
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