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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  • Really worth a visit, to better understand how nice evolved through the eyes of the family Masséna, both from the point of view of historical vicissitudes that social. The entrance is on rue de France, but the villa you can see even from the Promenade of the Anglais near the hotel Negresco.
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  • One of the best museums in Nice, certainly worth visiting. The vila and the gardens are the main attractions. All information on the exhibits is labelled both in French and in English. Wonderful mosai...  more »
  • The exhibition "Nice a school of history" is sublime! We learn a lot about the city. The course is a smart and pleasant! Bravo!
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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
  • Worth seeing. A place to relax in the busy city.
  • 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.

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