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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www.cannes.com

Rating

4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Len Burnell (15 months ago)
Interesting and odd! Must see.
Daniela Serban (15 months ago)
Great location, restaurant from island was wonderfull. The restaurant service was poor, waitress serve everibody, We wait 1 hour for food.
Helene lier (16 months ago)
Very bad service. Treated everyone bad, and did not seem like they wanted guests there at all. The tower was nice, but the rest was awful
Daniela Simittchieva (2 years ago)
Wonderful view of the city. It’s located in the old town and it has a great walk up and down with beautiful old buildings.
John Fries (2 years ago)
Very impressive museum for a relatively small town. A good exhibition of Oceanic/Polynesian items and a very impressive exhibit of a variety of musical instruments.
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