In the heart of the old town on rue Droite lies this extraordinary mansion. It is a true monument in the French Baroque style, decorated with frescoes, luxuriously furnished rooms and lounges as well as some very impressive stairs.
The Palais Lascaris was built in the mid-17th century for one of the families of the Nice nobility, the Lascaris-Vintimille.
The palace remained in the family’s ownership until the French Revolution, and in 1942 the city of Nice bought the property. In 1946 it was classified as a historical monument.
Today, the Palais Lascaris is a testament to the evolution of Baroque architecture from the early 17th century to the end of the 18th century. Here you can experience unique examples of contemporary paintings, tapestries, furniture, sculptures and artifacts.
The palace also contains a very prestigious collection of contemporary musical instruments, classified as one of the most important collections of its kind after the collection of the Musée de la Musique in Paris. More than 500 musical instruments are exhibited here.
Entrance: 10 €
By Tommy Sverre / 2021