Palais Lascaris, Nice

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Architectural Building Castle
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. Put Palais Lascaris into our Nice itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Found this by accident wandering in the old town. If you are interested in music and history it is a must see. There are also some lovely furnishing and the building it unique in itself.  more »
  • This is an interesting museum built around a stair well. As you ascend, at each level there are beautifully furnished and decorated rooms with lots of art and old things. Climbing the stairs is like g...  more »
  • We bought a 1 day museum pass for 10€ each which included this museum. It is down the narrow street of rue Droite and the exterior belies the lovely interior. A member of staff was able to explain abo...  more »
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  • Very interesting old palace in Nice. Largely decorated in the baroque style it is a beautiful example of a noble's home in the south of France. It does show the results of restoration, but it seems to be well done and authentic. It can be visited using the Museums of Nice Pass. Will appeal mostly to fans of baroque musical instruments and architecture.
  • You could almost walk by this and not see it. Firstly it's very (very) small. However it's gorgeous. The artwork of the ceilings are what you will probably remember the most. Well worth a visit, albeit a short one.
  • A bit overpriced. It's a museum of musical instruments, so it's a little disappointing that all you do is look at them. That said, they have some real rarities and instruments unlike anything you've ever seen. Small museum.
  • Nice old looking building where is museum of music instruments.
  • Guy that works here is an ass!!