Visiting a museum is always a unique experience, as each one has its own distinct characteristics, style, and of course, content. Museum subjects vary greatly from city to city, and can range from firefighter's museums to fine art, to sports. If you need help making a selection, our 10Best list highlights the top spots to visit in Nice.

Musée des Arts Asiatiques


There is an impressive array of antiquity on display at this superb museum. Rare and unique artifacts preserve aspects of Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cultures with items such as precious stones and metals, sandstone sculptures,...  Read More

Musée International d'Art Naïf Anatole Jakovsky


This turn-of-the-century mansion is the site for a fine collection of "naive" art, a genre known as a forum for unschooled and untrained artists. Mr. and Mrs. Anatole Jakovsky donated this extraordinary ensemble of work to Nice in 1982....  Read More

Musée Massena - (Massena Art & History Museum)


This museum offers insightful glimpses into the ongoing history of the Nice-Piémont region via paintings, furniture, decorations, weapons, uniforms, and other artifacts.

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Musée Matisse


Matisse called Nice home from 1917 to 1954 and this fine museum is located across the street from his former residence. The stunning 17th-century villa houses a remarkable permanent collection, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and...  Read More

Musée et Site Archéologiques de Nice-Cimiez


Artifacts from the Bronze Ages (1100 BC) to the late Middle Ages. At the site of Roman Cemenelum at Cimiez, exhibit features tools, sculptures, pottery, engravings, jewelry, coins, and the outside excavations of ancient buildings.

Musée national Marc Chagall


An homage to the artist's full career, the museum gives pride of place to his 40 Old Testament gouaches. Designed to Chagall's precise specifications, the building itself is a work of art. Chagall also created stained-glass windows for the...  Read More

Musée des Beaux-Arts


Remarkable collection of Italian and French paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Nineteenth century movements such as Impressionism and post-Impressionism are well represented via paintings and sculptures, as well. Housed in an...  Read More