The baroque Palais Lascaris in the city’s historic old town is associated with the Lascaris-Vintimille family, whose recorded history dates back over seven centuries. Built in the 17th century, it contains elaborately detailed ornaments and suits of armor. An intensive restoration by the city of Nice in 1946 brought back its original beauty, and the palace is now classified as a historic monument. From 2018, the venue started to exhibit contemporary art within the baroque setting. The most elaborate floor, the étage noble, retains many of its 18th-century panels and plaster embellishments.