Palais Lascaris

Price guide: Free

15 Rue Droite, Nice, 06000

Price guide: Free

Old Town street
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Expert review of Palais Lascaris

Bob in for the stairs and sackbut.

This Genoese-style mansion indicates that there were rich people in Nice before noble foreigners showed up. It’s so crammed into the tiny street that the ornate 17th-century façade can barely be seen, let alone appreciated. Inside, though, there’s a fine entry-hall and a grandly, vaulted and painted stairway.

Subsequent reception rooms don’t fulfil this promise but do contain what’s said to be the world’s oldest trombone. Back in 1581 they called it a sackbut, but it’s a trombone to you and me. Entry is free, so it’s worth bobbing in for 10 minutes or so.

More information on Palais Lascaris:

Price guide:
Castle / palace, Museum
15 Rue Droite, Nice, 06000
+33 493 627240
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
10am-6pm daily, except Tuesdays.

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