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
- 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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11.26% of people who visit Cannes include Musee De La Castre in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
52% of people start their Musee De La Castre visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Musee De La Castre
85% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Musee De La Castre
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.