Musée de la Castre

Price guide: Budget

Place de la Castre, Le Suquet, Cannes, 06400

Price guide: Budget

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#5 of 6
expert-rated things to do in Cannes
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Great views / scenery, History

Expert review of Musée de la Castre

Primitive artistry and splendid views

Once you've climbed up the Suquet Hill (see separate entry) you’ll spot  this museum easily.  It’s housed in the fine old 11th-century castle and tower used by the monks of the Iles-de-Lérins to protect their mainland base.

Within is an eclectic range of stuff. You move from archaeology and 19th-century Provençal paintings to the much more interesting rooms devoted to the primitive art of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. There’s some cracking material here, notably from Tibet and the Himalayas.

You might also be interested in a first-rate collection of venerable musical instruments. As I said, the place is eclectic – and please don’t miss the outstanding views from the top of the tower.

Price advice: 

Adults: 3.30 euros. Students, under-18s: 2.25 euros.

More information on Musée de la Castre:

Price guide:
Castle / palace, Museum, Viewpoint
Place de la Castre, Le Suquet, Cannes, 06400
+33 493385526
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Oct-March: 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm (shut Mon). April-June & Sept: 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm (shut Mon). July & Aug: 10am-7pm non-stop & daily. Late opening to 9pm Wednesdays, June-Sept..

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