Musée de la Castre

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Musée de la Castre

Located high on top of Le Suquet, in the medieval castle originally inhabited by the monks of Lérins, the Museum of World Discovery overlooks la Croisette, the bay and the Lérins Islands.

Here, collections of Mediterranean archeology, ethnology and early art are presented, as well as an unusual set of musical instruments.

The museum got its foundation when the Dutch Baron Tinco Martinus Lycklama, who lived in Cannes in the late 1800s, bequeathed in 1877 his private collection of antiques, oriental artifacts, ethnography and primitive art to the city of Cannes.

The entrance to the museum, a small garden planted with Mediterranean species, especially large umbrella pines, welcomes you.

In a series of small rooms surrounded by gardens, the art collections and objects from Oceania, the Himalayas, the Arctic, a rich collection of Mediterranean antiques and pre-Columbian pottery are presented.

Three rooms are dedicated to Orientalism and art from Iran.

In the middle of the museum exhibition, there is access to the castle’s inner courtyard, where you can get up to the watchtower. The 12th-century watchtower is a chapel for Saint-Anne and contains a unique collection of musical instruments from around the world.

Tower of Musée de la Castre

After climbing the 109 steps of this magnificent medieval building, you can enjoy a 360 ° view of Cannes and the coast.

Photo gallery  from the Musée de la Castre:

Last admission, 30 minutes before the closing of the museum.

Monday: closed
From Tuesday to Sunday:
10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Closed: 1st, 11 Nov., 25 Dec. et 1er janv.

Monday: closed
From Tuesday to Sunday:
10am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
Closed: May 1st
Nocturne le mercredi jusqu’à 21h en juin

Monday to Sunday: 10am – 7pm
Nocturnes on Wednesdays until 9pm
– Tuesday 27 July: closed
– Wednesday 4 August: only from 10am to 7pm

Monday: closed
From Tuesday to Sunday:
10am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
Nocturnes on Wednesdays until 9pm

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