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“Fascinating trip through the history of Nice” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Musee d'Art et d'Histoire Palais Massena

Musee d'Art et d'Histoire Palais Massena
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Ranked #19 of 217 things to do in Nice
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“Fascinating trip through the history of Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Beautiful house and gardens. Free entrance. Loads of interesting exhibits to take you through the history of Nice in the last 300 years. And plenty for the Napoleon enthusiast too.

Visited July 2014
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“Nice collection of (local) modern art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Nice collection of (local) modern art and a top collection of Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely.
The terrace on the 4th floor is great, with a nice circular walk packed with modern art and great views of the city and it is free as well!

Visited July 2014
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“Beautiful setting for interesting pieces”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

This is a lovely building in a wonderful setting. Its easy to navigate around, cool on a hot summers day, and full of interesting things to look at. I particularly enjoyed the posters advertising Nice as a tourist destination in the early 20th century. The gardens are very pretty and there is a small but good quality gift shop.

Visited July 2014
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“Wonderful Nice Artifacts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

This museum is in a beautiful building with wonderful exhibits of old Nice. Most incredible are the Napoleonic items. Josephine's Inaugural Cloak an personal articles that belonged to Napoleon. There is much to see that really gives the history of Nice and the South of France. Worth going to see.

Visited July 2014
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“A must see museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

This lovely, richly decorated building was free to get in and definitely worth a visit. We walked past the building almost every day of our holiday without realising what beautiful pieces of history were inside! I particularly liked the colourful, original art works advertising the ‘Fetes De Nice’ in the early 1900s. The artefacts pertaining to Napolean were also very interesting. Definitely a museum worth visiting.

Visited July 2014
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