Musée de la Castre

Musee de la Castre

On a hill overlooking the Bay of Cannes, the Musée de la Castre occupies a former medieval monastery that is now classified as a historic monument. Surrounded by a Mediterranean garden, the site boasts exceptional views of the coastline and sea. The Castre Museum has an excellent collection of Mediterranean antiquities, pre-Columbian primitive art, and 19th-century Provencal landscape paintings.


Several small rooms feature exotic art objects from Oceania and the Himalayas. There is also an extensive collection of musical instruments from around the world. Visitors can climb to the top of the building's 12th-century tower to take in the breathtaking 360-degree panorama of Cannes and its surroundings. The museum's interior courtyard also provides a pleasant place to relax and enjoy the natural setting.

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