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Carnoles Palace Art Museum

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Address: 3 avenue de la Madone | Palais Carnoles, 06500, Menton, France
Phone Number: 04-93-35-49-71

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Often missed gem.

Usually something interesting on dIsplay here and the gardens are a delight. Between Menton and Carnoles so not where many tourists walk, bot only 100m from the promenade and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
David G
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually something interesting on dIsplay here and the gardens are a delight. Between Menton and Carnoles so not where many tourists walk, bot only 100m from the promenade and worth the detour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

One of the few parks in Menton which is free to attend. Lots of shadow and not overcrowded by people. Only a few minutes walk from Promenade du Soleil. The best place to have a short rest after midday heat on the beach. Perfect for families with kids.

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

The art wasn't up to much but the building in which it was displayed is a lovely old mansion with beautiful decoration. It is situated in a park area that is worth exploring.

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Godby, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

This year the old Grimaldi "summer palace" in Menton had a small but interesting exhibition of their own art collection of paintings and sculptures. At the same time you can also stroll around in the Citrus "agrume garden" sorrounding the Museum.

Thank Pehr-Olof B
Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

The gardens are interesting at the right time of year with all the different orange trees. The art in the galleries is very varied, from treasures to local amateur contest winners and losers as well! Good to get out of the heat of the sun in season into what is an interesting building.

Thank Alan S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

If you enjoy wandering freely around a grand old building and its gardens then this former palace makes for a pleasant afternoon. With the winter sun shining the gardens were most enjoyable, offering many botanic examples including numerous mature citrus trees in full fruit. There are plenty of benches for those wanting to sit and contemplate the sculptures, or nibble... More 

Thank HypatiaRose
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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