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Musee d'Art et d'Histoire Palais Massena

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Address: 65 rue de France, 06000 Nice, France
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Wonderful villa!

Wonderful villa with amazing interior. Fantastic rooms with an interesting history. Informative leaflets in several languages in every room. The floors have a great mosaic and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Menton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beautiful Palace is in fact the creation of a nouveaux riche family with a glorious past, a monument over their great ancestor Marchal Massena. The building is the work of Swedish born architect Tersling, often incorrectly said to be Danish. The upper floor has a very good exhibition of local history. the location is super central, close to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful villa with amazing interior. Fantastic rooms with an interesting history. Informative leaflets in several languages in every room. The floors have a great mosaic and the ceilings beautifully decorated. On the second floor there was a interesting exhibition of old Nice with maps that showed where old buildings and street were situated. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of everthing. Nice building. History of he expantion of the town.Wonderful paintings of the former owner family in the staircase.

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Arad, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Even the painters were mostly locals the museum was very interesting. The building itself was a nice palace

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

10 places in Nice for the price of entrance fee to one for ten euros for 48 hours. We saw Matisse and Roman history and this fascinating museum about Nice and Napoleon and how Nice became French.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

No, it isnt the biggest museum you will ever go to but it does have some really good historical photos of the area. We thought it was worth 10euros but if you are expecting a huge grand museum then you may not.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The building is lovely and contains information on the history of Nice and its people. Only thing is all information in French, no english.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I've been to Nice 4 times over the past 9 years. Have always meant to check out this museum and finally did on the last visit. It's a waste of time. Supposedly it's an overview of art history and Nice. Really? Didn't get that. Lack luster exhibits. Not well thought out. Not even interesting content. I was expecting something along... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This villa has been recently restored and is very grand and just beautiful on the ground floor. It is very easy to get to, just by the beach and next to Hotel Negresco. On the top floor the curators have art gallery shows which highlight the history of Nice and we saw and interesting display of old posters and advertising... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A marvellous house kept in the style of the original owners - you can step into the life of the once royal family that lived here. Upstairs you have exhibitions of life in Nice during that period with photos, plans and articles. Great way to spend a few hours if the weather is not too good

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