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Palais Lascaris

15 rue Droite, 06300 Nice, France (Old Town / Vieux Nice)
33 4 93 62 72 40
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Ranked #13 of 114 attractions in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles, Art Museums, History Museums, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Perfect to excape the heat for an hour. Fantastic paintings on the walls and ceiling to marvel at, and musical instruments from across the ages to wonder at and learn about. Well sign-posted in the heart of the old town.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you are wandering around the old town then do take a diversion into this lovely little museum full of old musical instruments. If this is not your thing then it's worth going in just to climb the magnificent staircase and look at the decoration on the walls and ceilings.

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Such a great opportunity to see, for free, what an old Nice villa actually looks like from the inside. The stairway is remarkable as is the collection of old musical instruments. About half the rooms still retain some character from the past such as decorated and painted ceilings, beautiful doorways and doors. And did I mention, it's free??

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My husband and I are not musicians but this amazing display of old instruments kept us spellbound for over an hour. And all is displayed in this incredibly beautiful ancient villa in the old town of Nice. You should not miss this incredible museum.

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Metz, France
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95 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The good: Free entry! The bad: Not suitable for those with limited mobility. The bonus: A lovely collection of instruments, great if you are mad about mandolins. The Palais Lascaris is one of the more underrated attractions in Nice, considering it was our second visit and we had never heard of it before. There are leaflets printed in various languages,... More

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Wales, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We came across this little building when walking through the old town and went in for a look around as it was free. Must say we weren't expecting much but it was actually very interesting. The information cards were in English as well as French, which of course helped. Watch where you walk though, because some steps between rooms are... More

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italia
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This not so ancient palace has nothing special to remember, if you are in the premises and you have nothing else to do take a look inside (it's free) but without big expectations. Just for a rainy day.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Found this place by coincidence when strolling the old town of Nice. Lovely place for spending half an hour or so. Great atmosphere, many different instruments and a genuine feeling of the 1700s. No entrance fee. Toilets in the cellar. Not suitable for handicapped though, thanks to the stairs.

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North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Went in to kill time before lunch. Have been in countless old homes/manors and the building had no special interest except the wonderful collection of musical instruments. I could have spent longer than the 30 minutes we stayed reexamining unusual pieces. Would go back!

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Uppsala, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

In this old palace you can study the architecture and decorations from many hundred years ago. The most impressive though is the collection of old instruments. A standing piano like a harp and the oldest trombone in the world made me really happy.

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