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Palais Lascaris

The Palais Lascaris is one of the most beautiful museums in Nice. Located at the heart of the Old Town, it holds many rare works as well as an impressive collection of ancient musical instruments.

Built in 1648, the Palais Lascaris is located at the heart of Vieux Nice, on one of the main arteries: Rue Droite. Its façade is very low-key and blends into the other buildings in the neighbourhood. In the Baroque style, like many Nice monuments built at this time, it was the residence of the Lascaris Vintimille family until the Revolution. In 1942, it was acquired and subsequently transformed into a museum dedicated to seventeenth and eighteenth century art and music.
Inside, the decoration is magnificent, whether in the various period salons or its monumental staircase, decorated with frescoes and tapestries of a rare beauty. Visitors to this jewel are surprised to discover inside impressive paintings, tapestries, sculptures and ancient furniture. But what is most amazing is certainly its incredible collection of over 500 ancient musical instruments, the majority of which were bequeathed by the notable Antoine Gautier from Nice. This is the second largest in France after the Paris Musée de la Musique, as well as one of the most outstanding in Europe. The Palais Lascaris is registered as a Musée de France. It was also registered as a Historic Monument in 1946.

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Opening periods

From 01/01 to 31/12
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, May 1st and December 25th.

Accepted payment methods

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


Full price: 5 € (3-day ticket giving access to all municipal museums and galleries for 72 hours: €15)
Group adults: 4 € (From 10 people).

Free entry for press, Job-seeker, the students, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 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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