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.
Musee De La Castre Travel Tips
- Donate to the museum.
- Climb the 109 steps of the watchtower for a 360 degree panorama of Cannes.
Entrance Ticket Details For Musee De La Castre
- 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
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10% 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