The French Riviera has over 40 museums with rich collections often set in picturesque locations overlooking manicured gardens, village squares or the sea.
From Belle Époque paintings to modern sculptures, visitors to the region will find enough cultural places of interest to entertain them for a day, week or longer.
If you are planning on visiting a number of museums, look into the option to purchase a museum pass from the Tourism Offices – the Côte d’Azur Card has a good range of attractions and activities, or the Pass Musées de Nice offers access to Nice’s municipal museums including some of the smaller ones such as Terra Amata and Musée d’Art Naïf. NOTE: If you are a resident of Nice or the metropolitan area, you get free access to Nice’s municipal museums. You simply give I.D plus verification of your address and you are issued with the Pass which is valid for 3 years.
The Best Museums on the French Riviera
For a cultural dose, click on the article link here to find out who rates in the ‘Top 10 Museums on the French Riviera’.
Other great museums I like (not included on this list above) are:
Musée des Merveilles at Tende
Musée Bonnard in Le Cannet
The National Sports Museum and Museum of Asiatic Arts, both in Nice
Férnand Léger Museum in Biot
Musée Volti at the Citadelle in Villefranche-sur-Mer
I hope you enjoy visiting these museums! Don’t forget on the first Sunday of the month most museums have free entry too 🙂