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Villa Massena - Musee d'Art et d'Histoire

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The Masséna Musee, the architectural jewel of the Promenade des Anglais, evokes through its collections the art and history of the Riviera from the time of the attachment of Nice to France until the end of the Belle Epoque.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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65 rue de France, 06000 Nice, France
+33 4 93 91 19 10
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All reviews belle epoque de france the ground floor rooms beautiful building museum entrance death mask historical photos free museum ticket office gardens are lovely local history worth a visit special exhibition temporary exhibition beaux arts nice history day pass
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Reviewed today via mobile

Come on Ville de Nice! Set in a sumptuous but decaying palace, with the latest investment surely in the 1970s. This gallery is packed with great art! But rising damp, peeling paint, and chunks of masonry on windows ledges make you feel thwarted and a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Frustrating. Wanted to see the jazz exhibition (until October 15). Went last Thursday October 4th at opening time. Staff said they are closed the whole day and another one said "if" we open today it will be in the afternoon. Went again on Monday 8th,...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third attempt to visit this museum, over two visits to Nice this year. Despite being shown as "open" on the website, it was again closed. Poor management for not updating the opening times, but perhaps they use volunteers ?

Thank Glyn J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think the Villa Massena is a wonderful spot to spend a few hours, if you have the time. It may not be one of Nice’s top attractions, but if you are here for an extended stay, do pay it a visit to see the...More

1  Thank TheConstantVoyagerf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum about the history of Nice. It's just a shame that everything is ONLY in French (except for the temporary exposition)! I'm a tour guide in Nice so I speak French but for this reason I cannot recommend it to any of my...More

Thank Maha K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this beautiful setting and discovering some wonderful and historical and musical art here.Be sure to look up to the ceiling for lovely fresco-esque sights. You can purchase a one-time museum ticket here or a 7-day pass for various galleries and museums including the...More

2  Thank beatrice S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here to see what life was like in Nice in 1900's. There is no English titles or information available. Got to listen to a concert given at a meeting of The Legion of Honor on a lower floor. Excellent soprano and tenor. Don't go...More

Thank Singingbaker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice has a long association with jazz music and musicians with its first festival being held in the 1930’s and which continues to the present day.Anyone who is anyone in the jazz world has played here.This photographic exhibition documents that association with helpful background notes,...More

2  Thank pjh1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the ground floor the most. The courtyard within the dining area was something I really liked. There’s an information card for you to read at certain sections that’s provided in several languages. While not comprehensive, it is enough to get you through the...More

Thank Lyn D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is housed in what was and elegant mansion built in 1898. The building and the beautiful gardens surrounding it are worth a look in themselves. However, the review of the Jazz Festival in Nice over the years is particularly interesting. Apparently, the Nice...More

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Response from Peptobiz | Reviewed this property |
Closed Tiesdays. Open other days from 8:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.