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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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  • In her magnifies villa that was built the prince Victor Masséna. The garden, for small, is nice, and the visit is completed by a nice shop. Highly recommended!
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  • A bit of everthing. Nice building. History of he expantion of the town.Wonderful paintings of the former owner family in the staircase. 
  • It is a fashionable museums located right by the sea. But the real goal is art, not the park grounds. I just came for France who also quite, each child to pick, at reading and resting with my family and the feelings were enjoying themselves. Excellent time.
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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