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Massena Museum, Nice
(4/5 based on 420+ 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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  • Very interesting small museum: beautiful gardens, museums really well prepared. On the ground floor you can admire the villa Massena with marble, stucco, paintings, woodwork, stained glass ... Val really worth it! Upstairs there are works on the history of the villa and the city of Nice. A Museum really well looked after;) With the pass of the Nice museums you can visit all the museums in 48 hours for only 10 euro, cheap!
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  • No, it isnt the biggest museum you will ever go to but it does have some really good historical photos of the area. We thought it was worth 10euros but if you are expecting a huge grand museum then yo...  more »
  • The building is lovely and contains information on the history of Nice and its people. Only thing is all information in French, no english. 
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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