Musee De La Castre

Currently Closed
  • Address: Le Suquet, Rue de la Castre, 06400 Cannes, France
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-489822626
  • Ticket Price: 6 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Watch Tower, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fort, Sculpture

It was originally a square castle-fort, with a dungeon and a watchtower. I know, it sounds like something out of a strategy game, but there you have it. A beautiful Mediterranean garden softens the entrance, makes it inviting. The watchtower can be climbed.

More than a century of donation and acquisitions have gained this museum a surprisingly large and significant collection. The exhibits revolve around four major themes:

Ethnographic and Primitive Art:

  • Himalayan and Buddhist masks, headdresses, votive etc.
  • Arctic (Inuit) hunting/fishing tools, utensils, ivory figurines
  • Native American ceramics and stone sculptures
  • Oceania tribal effigies, canoe parts and weapons

Antique Mediterranean:

  • Sumerian clay tablets, Christian sarcophagi, antique cabinets, items from many Persian countries and Cyprus, and many Egyptian artefacts.


  • Mostly landscape, and mostly by lesser artists from around Provence. Era ranges from 1830 – Post Impressionism.

Also included are a collection of musical instruments from around the world and painting of personalities who contributed to the museum.

  • Donate to the museum.
  • Climb the 109 steps of the watchtower for a 360 degree panorama of Cannes.

  • Full Price : 6 Euros
  • Concessions : 3Euros (25 years, groups from 10 people Cannes with proof)
  • Free : 1 st Sunday of each month from November to March inclusive, under 18, students up to 26 years

  • All the eateries of Le Suquet

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  • Musee De La Castre Address: Le Suquet, Rue de la Castre, 06400 Cannes, France
  • Musee De La Castre Contact Number: +33-489822626
  • Musee De La Castre Timing: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Musee De La Castre Price: 6 EUR
  • Best time to visit Musee De La Castre(preferred time): 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Musee De La Castre: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 11.26% of people who visit Cannes include Musee De La Castre in their plan

  • 52% of people start their Musee De La Castre visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Musee De La Castre

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

85% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Musee De La Castre

People normally club together Rue D Antibes and Marche Provencal while planning their visit to Musee De La Castre.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • 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.

  • Providing you can make the walk up many winding hilly paths, you'll find a quaint little museum offering a range of different displays and exhibits. Also offers a stunning view of the city.

  • Fantastic little museum with a low entry fee and the opportunity to climb the Chateau tower for the absolute best view across Cannes. Worth it just for that!

  • Great view of the city! If you are 25yo or less you can have a price reduction (from 6€ to 3€).

  • The ascent to the former castle, from which not much remains, is already worthwhile for the view of Cannes. I didn't visit the museum itself, but I enjoyed walking up here and relaxing. Besides remains of walls and towers, there is a crenellated wall of the castle in front of the church.

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