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Carnoles Palace Art Museum

3 av. de la Madone | Palais Carnoles, Menton, France
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Ranked #13 of 21 Attractions in Menton
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 26, 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I wish I could comment on the palace interior but the museum was closed. This was the summer palace used by the Grimaldi family. It looks really run down from the outside. Be sure to check their opening times because it was closed for lunch between noon and 2pm. We didn't bother to walk back to see it again. These... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's free and it is set in a lovely garden with lots of shade when the South of France heats up. The house was owned by the Grimondi family and is perfect for the displays

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This may be an unfair review as we were not allowed in the garden that day ?? ( no reason given) consequently we cannot give a complete review. The gardens did look nice but we couldn't see the art so who knows. What we did see was the beautiful old crumbling Villa that made us feel sad and wondering why... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This looked as if it it had been shut for months but probably only for lunch. shabby, uncared for, in need of a good paint, toilets were a disgrace- a waste of a walk

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

A few old masters, sculpture and paintings of well-known figures from history books, and an exhibit of two modern French artists that you'd expect to encounter at MoMA or Mass MoCA

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Monte-Carlo, null, Monaco
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The condition of the garden and the palace is very poor! They should invest some money to keep it attractive for visiters. It could be a real attraction but...Sorry

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Small palace with delightful art. It was the Summer Palace of Grimaldi royalty hundreds of years ago. The exhibition we saw last year paintings of Menton. The Citrus garden is fascinating.. Hundreds of varieties. Worth taking a tour, if you can follow the French them in French.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

At one time the Grimaldis had a fabulous view of the mountains and the sea...now you have to use a bit of imagination, but the place still has a "special" air. The gardens are lovely, dotted with sculptures and the perfect place to have a quiet bit of bread and cheese. The palace itself has become the property of Menton,... More

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Victoria, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

No photographing inside, or I would have taken some of the fanciful collection of "dog nest" oeuvres and posted them here. Lovely building needs renovation.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Great building although in need of maintenance, this is one of the old place of the Grimaldi! There is always a good exhibition ( sculptures or paintings) to see there. The gardens have been updated with a variety of plants and new paths and it is lovely to walk around or just sit and enjoy the wonderful weather of Menton... More

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