Musée de la Photographie Charles Nègre

With it's location in the heart of the Old Town, this establishment offers temporary monographic or thematic exhibitions which present all the trends from old photography to the digital image.

After 16 years spent in the walls of the Artistique, Boulevard Dubouchage, the Théâtre de la Photographie et de l'Image moved to Place Pierre Gautier, in a former electricity substation, and became in 2016 the Charles Nègre Museum of Photography.
It has an adjoining gallery devoted to regional photographic creation.
The Préfecture substation, which was commissioned in the 1930s to supply the district with electricity, transformed high voltage alternating current into low voltage direct current. The industrial character of the architecture and an old overhead crane remain from this period.

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Opening periods

From 19/12 to 31/12
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

Accepted payment methods

  • Credit card payment
  • Bank checks
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash


Full price: 5 € (15€ : 3-day ticket giving access to all municipal museums and galleries)
Group adults: 4 €.

Free entry for children 10 people.

Museum Pass offered to all residents of Nice and the municipalities of the Nice Côte d'Azur metropolitan area, giving free access to all museums and municipal galleries (you must have an identity document and proof of residence less than 3 months old).

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