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. Plan a trip to Nice easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • a little too sleepy, we could give more life to the presentation of collections and better comment on some documents, paintings, objects, etc. <.
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  • A museum housed in a superb location which allows to get an idea said the development of the city.
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  • The tour of the place is to stroll through rooms devoid of their furniture. Obviously those on the ground floor are rather richly decorated but soulless. When on the floor, I save it only for those who have a lot of time or when it rains.
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  • About 90% of the museum was only in English so we understood very little. The exhibition was interesting about Nice throughout the history
  • Quite a nice look at how the rich used to roll like ballers back in the day. Also really nice section on history of nice
  • 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.
  • Worth seeing. A place to relax in the busy city.
  • 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.

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