Massena Museum, Nice

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The neoclassical Italianate architecture of Massena Museum was inspired by the Rothschild villa in Cannes. A very skillful restoration of the historic gardens was conducted in 2006-2007, which restored the original luster of the aristocratic mansion. The villa is surrounded by a courtyard, a French garden, and a great lawn. Wander past remarkable plants, such as the Magnolia grandiflora, Araucaria excelsa, Melaleuca, and Brachychiton populneum. Plan a trip to Nice easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Located in an Italian neoclassical villa built in 1898-1901 on the Promenade des Anglais. Opened as a museum in 1921. The ground floor has maintained the decor and furnishings of the Belle Epoque... 
    Located in an Italian neoclassical villa built in 1898-1901 on the Promenade des Anglais. Opened as a museum in 1921. The ground floor has maintained the decor and furnishings of the Belle Epoque...  more »
  • Museum shows how Queen Victoria transformed a relatively unremarkable fishing village into a chic destination for the upper classes. The first floor rooms give you an idea of what opulence looked... 
    Museum shows how Queen Victoria transformed a relatively unremarkable fishing village into a chic destination for the upper classes. The first floor rooms give you an idea of what opulence looked...  more »
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  • Surprisingly more interesting than I expected. Much more than the Residential Villa in golden finishing that I thought it was. It's a great trip through history. A storyteller of the City development into a holiday winter destination of North European aristocracy. Includes excellent examples of fashion jewellery, outfits and memorabilia. Highly recommended. The garden is also worth a stroll.
  • The Villa itself is impressive and large. There are 3 different floors with the top one being reserved for temporary exhibitions. I would warn people that most of the tour is in french which makes it complicated to understand what we are looking at. Otherwise great visit and fully worth the price.

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