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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  • The museum building is beautiful but the permanent displays were not very interesting. However the temporary exhibition of historical photos of Nice was excellent. We visited as we had bought a 20 eur...  more »
  • A few steps from the Promenade des Anglais, this magnificent villa shows the life (of the privileged classes) at the Belle Epoque, but also the history of Nice since that time. The reception rooms furnished, storefronts topped with amazing objects, all on two floors. Here, we can do a little blame: cartels of the showcases are somewhat difficult to read. On the top floor, a fascinating exhibition on the photographer Jean George - she has been extended until March 25, there is still time.
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  • The villa dates from the nineteenth century. Built on the Promenade des Anglais, it evokes the life of the Riviera between Nice connecting to the France and the Belle Époque. The villa and its collections are beautiful. Currently, the exhibition Jean George is underway. The photos are very interesting.
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  • Interesting museum about the building itself, the city of Nice and its most prominent figures and people. There are a lot to see through the two floors of this mansion, specially if you are an history buff.
  • The entrance ticket costs 10 Euros but also gives admission to many other museums in Nice over a 24 hour period. During the first part of 2018 the special exhibition focuses on 19th and early 20th century photos that explain the development of the town. I have the 5 stars for these photos as the rest of the building is less exciting.
  • Masséna muse is Veri interesting muse in sound of France, when you want to come to Nice, you shouldn't missed visit ther. Hamed Kiani , tour guide in Nice, France @journay.is.life
  • This city museum consists of three parts. On the ground floor, you can see the original interior and architecture of the building, including some paintings (such as Napoleon) and artifacts of the owner. The second floor is largely a random collection of posters, drawings, and photos of Nice and the surrounding from the turn of the 19th century. The third floor, which is the most interesting, is a collection of photos of the Côte d'Azur also during the belle époque. Overall, it is probably worth a visit if the city history and time period interests you. Unfortunately, there is no logical order to the museum, so you will just spend your time looking at a random collection of objets and photos, many behind glass cabinets. I left not having a better appreciation for the history of the city than when I entered. I would suggest that the owners completely rethink how the museum is organized. In any case, the garden is nice, is free to enter, and there is rarely anyone there.
  • Good visit...great villa well used as museum...how the other half lived back in the day
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