Musée de la Castre

Cannes, France

An attack by the Saracens in 891, who remained until the end of the 10th century, devastated the country around current Cannes. The insecurity of the Lérins islands forced the local monks to settle on the mainland, at the Suquet (today the old town). Construction of a castle in 1035 fortified the city by then known as Cannes.

The castle was damaged in end of the 16th century and partially demolished in the 18th century. In 1919, the municipality of Cannes acquired all the buildings in order to house its museum. Today the Musée de la Castre hosts 19th-century Riviera landscape art, musical instruments & ethnographical items in a medieval tower.


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Founded: 1035
Category: Museums in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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July Summer (8 months ago)
An interesting museum, we accidentally visited it, when there was a free entrance. There is a beautiful city view from a tower.
דניאל ביאליק (8 months ago)
excellent price for entrance, most of the rooms had an explanation in English, but some didn't, so we just looked at the exhibition clueless... you must go to the tower, the view is AMAZING!
Tony Wang (10 months ago)
Small museum that doesn't cost much to enter. interesting exhibition items from different areas near the Mediterranean sea. The highlight is the view from the tower. Highly recommended.
Diana Moraru (12 months ago)
Fascinating objects from entire the world about human history... and an amazing panoramic view of Cannes ?
Luke (2 years ago)
Great view of the city can see the harbour and the Casino and shopping strip, The Cannes sign is up here also. There is a walk way which is step free all the way but can be steep in places. Museum closes fairly early at 5 so get there early.
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