Palais Lascaris

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 15 Rue Droite, 06300 Nice, France
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 33-493627240
  • Ticket Price: 85 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Heritage Building

The Palais Lascaris is a heritage building from the seventeenth-century, situated in Nice, and largely regarded as a musical instrument historical center today. Placed in the old town of Nice, it houses an accumulation of over 500 instruments, which makes it France's second highest visited cultural centre. The collections feature a tenor sackbut used by musician Anton Schnitzer, numerous violas d'amore by the musician group comprising of Joannes Florenus Guidanti, Gagliano, Johann Schorn, and Johann Ot. The general section also houses a bass violin by Paolo Antonio Testore, and numerous violas da gamba along with the one used by William Turner.

The newer sections feature numerous amazing and extraordinary ornate guitars, incorporating the one used by Giovanni Tesler, and another prestigious guitar used by René Voboam. The guitar used by Jean Christophle is also one of the most recently acquired French guitars. Along with the numerous guitar and violas, various eighteenth-century recorders, including the one used by Johann Christoph Denner, and an unnamed eighteenth-century harpsichord are also preserved. Among the harps, the first models manufactured by Sébastien Erard, which also include his first single-player harp and his first twofold movement harp are preserved. The harp used by Naderman is also featured, which was earlier housed by the Viscountess of Beaumont.

  • Along with an uncommon gathering of clarinets, the castle also dedicates its presentation space to the lasting show of the gathering of verifiable musical instruments, manufactured around the prevalence of Antoine Gautier.


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  • Palais Lascaris Address: 15 Rue Droite, 06300 Nice, France
  • Palais Lascaris Contact Number: 33-493627240
  • Palais Lascaris Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Palais Lascaris Price: 85 EUR
  • Best time to visit Palais Lascaris(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Palais Lascaris: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 15.01% of people who visit Nice include Palais Lascaris in their plan

  • 43.33% of people start their Palais Lascaris visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Palais Lascaris

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

76.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Palais Lascaris

People normally club together Le Chateau Or The Castle Of Nice and Cours Saleya Flower Market while planning their visit to Palais Lascaris.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Big mansion hidden in a narrow street. Well preserved. Features loads of 17th century tapestries and a bequest of musical instruments, but you also just enjoy the building and interiors. Good deal: the 10 euro entrance ticket is valid for 24 hours in a handful of other museums in Nice.

  • Stunning palace with amazing interiors that give you an idea of what it would be like to have lived in Nice if well off. I like old buildings so if that is your thing the palace is well worth visiting. It is also located in the old city so lovely location to explore anyway.

  • The best is the musical instruments - it's rare to see such a variety.

  • You should visit only if you are really into music instruments

  • The museum is located in a less traveled part of the old city of Nice. Once inside, the stairway sucks up all the attention. The extensive music instrument collection adds a bit extra to the palais but on its own wouldn't be worth the visit except for experts. The downside of the old building is that it has no real facilities for people with limited mobility. But in general it's a nice break from the busy centre and a nice museum.

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