Massena Museum, Nice

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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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  • This museum was a lovely find. The gardens are designed to reflect the flora of the area. Inside the museum is worth visiting. The displays include items of Napoleon, Josephine, Eugenie, and Napoleon'...  more »
  • A beautiful building surrounded a wonderful garden, located on Nice's Promenade des Anglais. Unfortunately furnishings are not original, but the tile flooring in the entry foyer is wonderfully roman, ...  more »
  • Once the home of the great grandson of Marechal Masséna, it has now been a museum showing off one of the nicest villa's in Nice. It also reflects upon the life of Marechal Masséna as one of Napoleons ...  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