The best museums in Nice in December 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Nice, France, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. Musée national Marc Chagall1

    Musée national Marc Chagall

    Musée national Marc Chagall (The Marc-Chagall Museum, national museum of the Marc-Chagall biblical message) is a national museum in Nice that is dedicated to the work of the painter Marc Chagall. Chagnall was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. He was an early modernist and was ass
  2. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art2

    Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

    The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain, MAMAC) is a museum in Nice in France that is dedicated to modern art and contemporary art. The museum holds and displays a collection of works of art that are considered as avant-garde, from the late 1950s to the p
  3. Musée des Arts Asiatiques de Nice3

    Musée des Arts Asiatiques de Nice

    Musée des Arts Asiatiques de Nice is the Asian Arts Museum of Nice in Parc Phœnix, which houses collections of Asian arts. It was inaugurated in 1981 and was designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange. Its collections are from private and public collections, reflecting the important civilizations in
  4. Palais Lascaris4

    Palais Lascaris

    The Lascaris Palace, museum of ancient musical instruments (French: Palais Lascaris, musée des instruments de musique anciens) is an old aristocratic palace and musical instrument museum in the old city center of Nice in France. It dates from the first half of the 17th century and houses a collectio
  5. Massena Museum5

    Massena Museum

    The Massena Museum (Musée Masséna) is a state museum in Nice. that has since 1921 been displaying art from the Belle Époque, as well as regional art and history of the Côte d'Azur. In the Masséna Museum, painting, sculpture, arts and crafts, Belle Epoque furniture and furnishings are on display on t
  6. Cote d'Azur Observatory6

    Cote d'Azur Observatory

    The Nice Observatory (Observatoire de Nice), but also known as the Cote d'Azur Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Nice on the summit of Mount Gros that was founded in 1879. The architect was Charles Garnier, and Gustave Eiffel designed the main dome. It is a working astrophysics and astro
  7. Musée Matisse7

    Musée Matisse

    The Matisse Museum (Museé Matisse) is a museum in Nice that is devoted to the French painter, draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor Henri Matisse. This Matisse Museum holds one of the largest collection of Matisse in the world, tracing his artistic beginnings as well as his evolution through his las
  8. Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Chéret8

    Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Chéret

    Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice (Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Chéret) is an art museum in Nice that is housed in a Neo-renaissance mansion, the former private mansion of Russian Princess Elizaveta Vasilievna Kochubey built in 1878. Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Chéret houses a collection of art spanning the
  9. Musée archéologique de Nice-Cimiez9

    Musée archéologique de Nice-Cimiez

    The archaeological museum of Cimiez (Musée archéologique de Nice-Cimiez) is a museum in Nice in France that is dedicated to ancient history, located on the hill of Cimiez, the ancient Roman town of Cemenelum. With the museum of human paleontology of Terra-Amata, it constitutes the museum of archeolo
  10. Musée international d'art naïf Anatole Jakovsky10

    Musée international d'art naïf Anatole Jakovsky

    The Musée international d'Art naïf Anatole Jakovsky (Anatole Jakovsky International Museum of Naive Art) is a museum in Nice that exhibits 18th until 21st century works of art, with a focus on naive art. The collection of the Anatole Jakovsky International Museum of Naive Art contains paintings, scu
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    Musée National du Sport

    The Musée national du Sport is a national sports museum in Nice that is housed in the Grand Stadium of the city. The collection of Musée National du Sport contains more than 100,000 pieces that document sports from the 16th century to the present, including items such as sports equipment, paintings,
  12. Musée Franciscain12

    Musée Franciscain

    Musée Franciscain (the Franciscan Museum) is a museum in Nice in France that is devoted to the life of the Franciscans in Nice from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries. The museum illustrates the spiritual and social message of Saint Francis of Assisi through paintings, sculptures, engravings
  13. Terra Amata Museum13

    Terra Amata Museum

    Terra Amata is an archeological site on the slopes of Mount Boron in Nice, in France. On the site, which used to be a prehistoric beach, archeaologists discovered tools of the Lower Paleolithic period (around 400,000 BCE) and traces of some of Europe's earliest domestication of fire. The site now li
  14. Villa Arson Centre d'Art Contemporain14

    Villa Arson Centre d'Art Contemporain

    Villa Arson is a national center for contemporary art in Nice in France that contains an art museum, an elite school, a media library and a research institution for contemporary art. The complete area of 20,000 m² includes exhibition space, workshops, student accommodation and gardens.
  15. Musée Prieuré du Vieux Logis15

    Musée Prieuré du Vieux Logis

    Musée Prieuré du Vieux Logis is a museum in Nice where visitors can explore what life was like in the Middle Ages in a noble family of the Mediterranean. The museum is housed inside this former villa.
  16. Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle16

    Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

    The Natural History Museum of Nice (Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Nice) also known as the Barla Museum, is the oldest municipal museum in Nice. The museum contains heritage of more than one million specimens largely from the Mediterranean but also from South America, Africa and the islands of the I
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    Museum of Photography Charles Negre

    The Museum of Photography Charles Negre is a museum in Nice that organises temporary monographic exhibitions on the biggest names in photography along with theme-based exhibitions that present all the trends from the earliest photographs to digital pictures. One of the missions of the Museum of Phot
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    Espace Ferrero

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    Galerie des Ponchettes

    Galerie des Ponchettes is a gallery that is attached to the MAMAC that is dedicated to contemporary art. The MAMAC conducts an exhibition program of several sections of its collections at the gallery of Ponchettes.
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    Galerie de la Marine

    The Galerie de la Marine is a gallery in nice that is dedicated to young emerging artists on the national and international scene of contemporary art. Galerie de la Marine and Villa Arson (also in Nice) are partners for the promotion of young artists graduated from the National School of Art in Nice

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