Massena Museum, Nice

(4/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
The neoclassical Italianate architecture of Massena Museum was inspired by the Rothschild villa in Cannes. A very skillful restoration of the historic gardens was conducted in 2006-2007, which restored the original luster of the aristocratic mansion. The villa is surrounded by a courtyard, a French garden, and a great lawn. Wander past remarkable plants, such as the Magnolia grandiflora, Araucaria excelsa, Melaleuca, and Brachychiton populneum. Take a look at our Nice vacation generator to schedule your visit to Massena Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Museum and place him even are interesting and have been well renovated, although for my taste, it lacks a bit of modernity and digital devices. The garden is also very nice. On the other hand, home deplorable and very disrespectful on the part of an aggressive Lady at the box office. The surveillance officers were playing on their phones in the rooms, I had never seen anything like this! The entrance is very expensive (10 euros) for the number of works on display. I won't go back and do not advise. Too bad for a city of this importance in tourism, it is incomprehensible!
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  • Beautiful setting, this Palace is beautiful, we gladly stroll there. Architecture, history, art works, everything is there.
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  • A symmetrical looping staircase greets you on the walk up to the tall iron doors to the museum. Once inside the grand marble and divine rendering on the walls emanates a royal class to the building. L...  more »
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  • Beautiful building housing a number of Nice related historical objects, posters, and paintings. All signage is in French. All paintings in the building are portraiture but there are a few cool historic nuveau style posters to see upstairs. Would not recommend visiting with children - lack of any interactive or activity based exhibits. Expensive for what it is, save this for a rainy day if you have already seen the modern art museum, the Chagal museum, the Matisse museum, Mt Boron, the harbor, castle Hill, and everything else in Nice.
  • Great history of Nice as applied to the Napoleonic wars and subsequent history. A must visit on the Promenade Des Anglais, and the ticket is good at most other museums in Nice.
  • Beautiful building but exhibition a little thin
  • No material in English. The signage that was there in French seemed a bit sparse.
  • Fascinating museum, pretty cheap (at least for students) , it tells the history of nice with paintings, artifacts, videos and photos. For me , a must for a trip in Nice