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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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Art Museum and Sculpture Garden

Carnoles Palace Art Museum is an art exhibition located in a beautiful old building with a large surrounding garden full of interesting sculptures. While the place seems to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We wanted to visit the museum in the hope the building had been restored to its former glory. Not so much on the ground floor but the 2nd floor is quite interesting. The best part is the large garden with a citrus grove, flowers, insect hotel, and many statues. Lots of benches for resting and enjoying the view or picking... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Carnoles Palace Art Museum is an art exhibition located in a beautiful old building with a large surrounding garden full of interesting sculptures. While the place seems to be needing some restoration, it is probably the best art museum of the Menton area and well worth your time if you love art.

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

the museum is manageable (my favourite sort - vs. overwhelming) and worth a visit. but for me the main appeal here is the citrus garden, with fun sculptures in between the various trees and plants. especially when you live in a cooler climate, it's always a treat to experience sub-tropical vegetation - and i did pick up some very large... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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Although the place is a little outdated, it definitely has some charm.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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank ArtBureau
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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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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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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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

Thank annelliott56
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

Thank Mark F

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