Palais Lascaris, Nice

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The home of the Vintimille-Lascaris family until the beginning of the 19th century, Palais Lascaris has been owned by the city of Nice since 1942, and has been open to the public for over 40 years. The aristocratic structure houses one of France's best collections of musical instruments, with more than 500 pieces. See Palais Lascaris and all Nice has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nice road trip app.
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  • It's close to the castle beach side entrance but it's very hard to find, this noble family house is historically find; upstairs two floors were not open but the rest of the rooms and displays worth... 
    It's close to the castle beach side entrance but it's very hard to find, this noble family house is historically find; upstairs two floors were not open but the rest of the rooms and displays worth...  more »
  • Palais Lascaris is a 17th century private palace in Vieux Nice. It was purchased by the City of Nice in 1942 and restorations began in 1962-70. In 2001, it became the location for a musical... 
    Palais Lascaris is a 17th century private palace in Vieux Nice. It was purchased by the City of Nice in 1942 and restorations began in 1962-70. In 2001, it became the location for a musical...  more »
  • Palais Lascaris is a nice museum combining a few Baroque spaces with a fun collection of vintage musical instruments, plus a few other sub-collections. Well worth a visit. 
    Palais Lascaris is a nice museum combining a few Baroque spaces with a fun collection of vintage musical instruments, plus a few other sub-collections. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • It is a hidden jewel! We loved it! The museum has an impressive collection of baroque instruments and it is beautiful. It costs 5€ for adults and kids can go in for free. We spent a nice time looking at all the impressive details in the walls and the instruments were just amazing!
  • Extremely picturesque little museum in the well preserved baroque mansion of the noble Lascaris family. Beautiful collection of musical instruments spanning multiple centuries. Excellent ceiling murals in the upstairs living quarters.Well worth a visit.
  • Walked past this a few times until read a brochure on it then tracked if down. Don’t pass it up. It worth the visit. It’s not overly large but has a some great art work. And many musical instruments.
  • The Lascaris Palace is a former aristocratic residence in Nice built by the Lascaris family of Ventimiglia in the first half of the 17th century, and today a museum of old musical instruments. The Lascaris Palace is remarkable on two counts: •It houses a museum of old musical instruments that will amaze everyone. The collections are well documented and the instruments well staged. • You will also appreciate the apartments of the lascars family: first of all the vestibule of honor with the motto of the family. Then upstairs, the lounges with 17th century tapestries, painted ceilings, gilded stucco... one of the most beautiful residences with 18th century rockery furniture. Don't hesitate to ask the guide for a few explanations, who will tell you the story of this magnificent palace.
  • Hidden gem in the Vieux Nice. When passing by - you will think that it is just another typical edifice of this neighborhood. However when entering this humble building - you will be impressed by what you discover inside! Baroque everywhere. What a gem ! What an amazing museum. Architecture of the palais itself is terrific.

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