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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  • Pretty building inside that is non descript for the outside. A very interesting collection of musical instruments from the Middle Ages onward.  more »
  • I read about this small museum and was interested to see it because it is located in Old Nice, and is an example of a XVII century residence. It also houses an extensive collection of historical...  more »
  • This is a lovely place. It now houses a wonderful collection of old musical instruments and is also of great architectural note. I’m slightly saddened that the old pharmacy now seems to have been...  more »
  • Some fascinating old musical instruments on the top floor. Sadly the level of explanation was not up to the standards of other museums in Nice and the opportunities to add good audio experience not explored. The temporary exhibitions on other floors could also have been better curated.
  • It was an interesting place. We got in for free because we were students with ID, so I can't speak to if it's worth the price. There were entertaining things to see related to music.
  • I've got mixed feelings about Palais Lascaris. It has some attractive rooms, with Baroque decor and interesting wonky doors, but it's all a bit tired and faded. It houses a major historical musical instrument collection, which is interesting to drift through, but really only engaging to an officianado. So drop in but not really an essential must do in Nice.
  • Big mansion hidden in a narrow street. Well preserved. Features loads of 17th century tapestries and a bequest of musical instruments, but you also just enjoy the building and interiors. Good deal: the 10 euro entrance ticket is valid for 24 hours in a handful of other museums in Nice.
  • Stunning palace with amazing interiors that give you an idea of what it would be like to have lived in Nice if well off. I like old buildings so if that is your thing the palace is well worth visiting. It is also located in the old city so lovely location to explore anyway.

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