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14 Museums to explore in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is one of the most popular holiday regions in the south of France. Its identity as a geographical region is a holdover from the days of the Roman Empire. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is famous for its sunny weather, colorful countryside, tradition, wine, food, and language.

Abbaye du Thoronet
Abbaye du Thoronet83340 Le Thoronet, France

Thoronet Abbey is one of three Cistercian abbeys in southeast France. This iconic building was built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. One of the first buildings in France to be listed as a historic monument is Thoronet Abbey.

Citadel of Saint-Tropez Maritime History Museum
Citadel of Saint-Tropez Maritime History Museum1 Montée de la Citadelle, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France

The Citadel of Saint-Tropez is a historic building containing one of the most visited attractions in Saint Tropez, as well as the Maritime History Museum. The museum displays the work, artifacts, and other objects related to the lives of sailors as well as the sea activities that took place many centuries ago. The Citadel was constructed based on the drawings of engineer Raymond de Bonnefons in 1602 and 1608.

Greek Villa Kerylos
Greek Villa KerylosImpasse Gustave Eiffel, 06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France

Villa Kerylos is a house designed in Ancient Greek style by the French archaeologist Theodore Reinach in the early 1900s. It has been listed as a historic monument since 1966.

Marc Chagall National Museum
Marc Chagall National MuseumAvenue Dr Ménard, 06000 Nice, France

The Chagall Museum is located on Cimiez Hill in Nice. The building was designed by French architect André Hermant and opened to the public in 1973. The museum dedicated to the work of famous painter Marc Chagall. It houses the series of seventeen paintings depicting the biblical message, painted by Chagall.

Marseille History Museum
Marseille History Museum2 Rue Henri Barbusse, 13001 Marseille, France

The Marseille History Museum is the native History and Archaeology Museum of Marseille. The museum currently features permanent exhibitions displaying the history of Marseille up to the eighteenth century.

Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MAMAC)
Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MAMAC)Place Yves Klein, 06000 Nice, France

The museum dedicated to modern art and contemporary art. The collections present an overview of the artistic works considered as avant-garde, from the late 1950s to today.

MuCEM – Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean and Fort Saint-Jean

The museum is devoted to European and Mediterranean civilizations. The museum is engaged in the contemporary aspects of European and Mediterranean civilizations. Its collections include more than 350,000 objects. The museum is built on reclaimed land at the entrance to the harbor, next to the site of the 17th-century Fort Saint-Jean.

Musée de la Castre, Cannes
Musée de la Castre, Cannes6 Rue de la Castre, 06400 Cannes, France

The Castre Museum is a museum located in Cannes, France. It houses collections of primitive arts of the Himalayas-Tibet, the Arctic, pre-Columbian America, Mediterranean antiquities. Castre Museum also presents musical instruments around the world and the landscape paintings of the 19th century.

Musée du Palais Lascaris
Musée du Palais Lascaris15 Rue Droite, 06300 Nice, France

It is a museum of musical instruments located in the historic center of Nice. The museum houses art and music from the 17th and 18th centuries and also has a spectacular collection of 500 instruments.

Musée Du Petit Palais
Musée Du Petit PalaisPalais des archevêques, Place du Palais, 84000 Avignon, France

It is a museum and art gallery located in southern France's Avignon city. The Musée Du Petit Palais shows an excellent selection of Renaissance paintings from both the School of Avignon and Italy. It also contains 600 sculptures from the tomb of Antipope Clement VII, including the effigy head.

Musée Granet
Musée GranetPlace Saint-Jean de Malte, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France

The Musée Granet is a museum dedicated to painting, sculpture, and archaeology in the Mazarin quarter of Aix-en-Provence, France.

Musée Matisse
Musée Matisse164 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, 06000 Nice, France

The Musée Matisse in Nice is an art museum dedicated to French artist Henri Matisse. It gathers one of the world's largest collections of his works, tracing his artistic beginnings and his evolution through his last works.

Musée Picasso
Musée Picassoplace mariejol, 06600 Antibes, France

The museum is known as the Picasso Museum, the first museum in the world to be dedicated to the artist. Picasso himself donated works to the museum, altogether 23 paintings and 44 drawings, most notably his paintings La Chèvre and La Joie de vivre.

Palais Longchamp
Palais LongchampBoulevard Jardin Zoologique, 13004 Marseille, France

The Palais Longchamp is a magnificent monument in the fourth district of Marseille, France. It brings together the Museum of Fine Arts, the Natural History Museum, and the Botanical Garden on the same site.

Map of Museums to explore in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur