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Musee de la Castre

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Address: Le Suquet, 06400 Cannes, France
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Worth the climb.

It's in the old castle, so of course it's on a hilltop. The climb might be unpleasant on a hot day, but the view along the Croisette alone is worth it. The collection is small... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2017
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Lisbellaw, United Kingdom
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Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is in the chapel of the medieval castle "La Castre", located in the hilltop old city of Cannes. The museum is very nice and interesting, and the scenic views of the bay of Cannes from the terrace were fabulous.

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Thank Bubbles73uk
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view once you've climbed up there, which was worth going for, but it is shut on a Monday! Not sure if that is year round but worth checking first!

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Thank lizziel25
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Climbing all the stairs for the museum might very well be a waste of time. Entrance for adults (no discount) is 6 euro, which is a bit expensive for what you get. The museum is strange collection with no visible theme of different items and paintings. All signs are in French so for non-French speakers, the museum will be a... More 

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Lisbellaw, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

It's in the old castle, so of course it's on a hilltop. The climb might be unpleasant on a hot day, but the view along the Croisette alone is worth it. The collection is small, but among the most eclectic I've ever seen, ranging from Inuit to Roman artefacts, all beautifully displayed. Essentially, it's like someone's personal collection of beautiful... More 

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Thank 57Boy
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Well preserved fort, you climb a little, do not be upset, it's worth. Up view of the entire city of Cannes is absolutely sublime. Suquet is very close to where you probably eat, so a ride that will not spoil. You enter through a gate and stone will pass already in past. centuries.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our first stop in Cannes was to hike up the hill to Musee de la Castre, or Castre Museum. The museum is located in the ruins of an old medieval castle that belong to the monks of Lérins. It now hosts collections belong to the city of Cannes with primitive arts from the Himalayas, Tibet, the Artic, pre-Columbian America, Asia,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stumbled across the museum after walking up to the church. Odd by interesting collection. We enjoyed climbing the watchtower.

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Thank Tosha F
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Although it was an interesting museum it was a little disappointing and just a bit of a odd collection. Would have liked more history specific to the ruins and in keeping with Cannes. The view from the tower in the courtyard was the best part of the visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

As other reviewers have mentioned, its quite a steep hill up to the castle, but the views are worth it, as are the ethnological artefacts in the museum. I had no idea what to expect but was impressed by the smallish but interesting collection. Definitely worth a visit.

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1 Thank Janie M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Nice collection of interesting stuff. The best part of the place was it's tower. You've got to go all the way up. The beautiful view of the entire town and Bay Area await you!

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