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Carnoles Palace Art Museum

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Address: 3 av. de la Madone | Palais Carnoles, Menton, France
Phone Number: 04-93-35-49-71
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Lovely place to stroll

Although the place is a little outdated, it definitely has some charm. The citrus garden are really worth a visit, as the varieties presented there make a rather extensive citrus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Although the place is a little outdated, it definitely has some charm. The citrus garden are really worth a visit, as the varieties presented there make a rather extensive citrus collection, way beyond your usual oranges and lemons. Kids love it. Unfortunately, you cannot pick the fruits...Also, visiting the Grimaldi palace/museum in itself is a good idea for a cultural... More 

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place has had a lot of critical reviews but we enjoyed its fading grandeur and fabulous garden crammed full of interesting sculptures. We went particularly to see the exhibition of work by Ellen Fernex, a well travelled photographer with a fascination for walls. It was worth seeing. We did not go upstairs to see the rest of the palace.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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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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Toronto
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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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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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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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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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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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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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