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Musee de la Castre

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Address: Le Suquet, 06400 Cannes, France
Phone Number: +33 4 93 38 55 26
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As other reviewers have mentioned, its quite a steep hill up to the castle, but the views are worth it, as are the ethnological artefacts in the museum. I had no idea what to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 July 2016
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our first stop in Cannes was to hike up the hill to Musee de la Castre, or Castre Museum. The museum is located in the ruins of an old medieval castle that belong to the monks of Lérins. It now hosts collections belong to the city of Cannes with primitive arts from the Himalayas, Tibet, the Artic, pre-Columbian America, Asia,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stumbled across the museum after walking up to the church. Odd by interesting collection. We enjoyed climbing the watchtower.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Although it was an interesting museum it was a little disappointing and just a bit of a odd collection. Would have liked more history specific to the ruins and in keeping with Cannes. The view from the tower in the courtyard was the best part of the visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

As other reviewers have mentioned, its quite a steep hill up to the castle, but the views are worth it, as are the ethnological artefacts in the museum. I had no idea what to expect but was impressed by the smallish but interesting collection. Definitely worth a visit.

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1 Thank Janie M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Nice collection of interesting stuff. The best part of the place was it's tower. You've got to go all the way up. The beautiful view of the entire town and Bay Area await you!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We walked up to the musee during our visit to Cannes. It is a tough walk to get to the top, lots and lots of steps! However when you make it to the Castre you are treated to superb views of Cannes and its surrounding marinas. Well worth the effort!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Interesting ethnological museum of objects brought back by explorers, but nothing about Cannes itself. Nice view from the tower, though. Worth the admission fee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

After surveying the landscape we visited the museum for an hour or so which has interesting objects from different far away islands as well as some Egyptian artefacts and local paintings. Eclectic collection was worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

at the top of the hill so a slight walk up hill but worth the effort great views of the bay of cannes at the top

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Mandelieu, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

A relatively small museum, but jampacked with interesting items well displayed. I went there to see an especially interesting new display of photographs of Egyptian archaeological sites taken at the dawn of photography. Not a large display, but interesting to see before they became tourist spots. There is a wonderful collection of musical instruments, old paintings of the local area... More 

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