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We were diverted from Marseille and decided to just go for a wander and see what was about. Woo hoo... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2019
Craig P
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Lots of things to see

Had a quick visit through the museums which had some interesting displays of little ceramic people... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Shannon M
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Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

We were diverted from Marseille and decided to just go for a wander and see what was about. Woo hoo for this museum. I had not heard of Volti so this was a beautiful surprise. Best viewed without children as not really fun for them...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Craig P
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Had a quick visit through the museums which had some interesting displays of little ceramic people and events and war memorabilia to see. It was very warm when we visited so it was quite stuffy in the rooms. Still worth a look to get a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My favourite price! The Citadel includes three small museums with different displays and all were interesting. As interesting as the displays was wondering through and seeing the architecture of the old citadel!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ScotAlberta
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Some nice visite to the museum of the citadelle, there are three different museums, superb views to Cap Ferrat, and the sea; visite to the casemates; the ancient fortress date from the 5 century, the sculptures, paintings of the museum are very nice:

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 28 October 2017

What a wonderful area to explore. This fortress/citadel houses four unique museums that is open free to the public. It is a large area to tour and not all museums were opened when we visited. There are delightful modern impressionist sculptures scattered through out the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Della G
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The historic structure of the Citadel Saint-Elme overlooks one of the world's most beautiful bays. Originally built to provide protection for Cap Ferrat, Villefrance and Nice, the Citadel now provides protection for the Volti, Goetz-Boumeester and Roux Museums as well as a small military museum....More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The citadel at Villefranche houses four museums, of which we visited three- a small regimental museum with a great video(!), a museum dedicated to Henri Goetz and Christine Boumeester, who lived in the town and one full of works by sculptor Volti. Really interesting art...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

I do not have an appreciation for sculpture, or suffering artists, so I was not able to fully appreciate the Musees. The location is unique - under the Citadel. Admission is free.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Cruiseman21
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We knew nothing about the citadel and the museums so we were surprised and delighted by the gallery of modern art in the chapel and the large collection of sculptures which could be views for free in atmospheric cavelike rooms. There were modern sculptures in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Citadelle itself is well worth a visit built in the early 17 th century. Visit the museum of the 24 th Chasseurs Alpins. That regiment now disbanded used to be stationed in Villefranche

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Alain P
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