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Palais Lascaris

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Beautiful Mansion!

Although the palace has a variety of historical artifacts, I was more interested in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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More history of the palace please!

A very atmospheric and ancient building. Heavily ornamented and full of stories. Unfortunately the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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15 rue Droite, 06300 Nice, France
Old Town / Vieux Nice
+33 4 93 62 72 40
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 23, 2009

This is a real 17th century town house, and simply beautiful. A magnificent staircase takes you up to intimate rooms, some with their original wood panelling and stucco work. On the ground floor near the entrance is a meticulously preserved apothecary's shop dating form the...More

5  Thank Fidofelix
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Some fascinating antique musical intruments and preserved architectural detail, but a pretty limited scope of interest here. An interesting half hour or so during a casual walking tour of the area.

5  Thank pdxhej
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the palace has a variety of historical artifacts, I was more interested in the architecture and the 17th century paintings on the ceilings. I would love to know more about the previous occupants and their histories as this is a fancy palace! The artifacts...More

Thank CharlieV2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very atmospheric and ancient building. Heavily ornamented and full of stories. Unfortunately the palace is rather neglected in the way it is presented, and it's the collection of musical instruments that takes center stage. Since visiting the palace I have Googled the family Lascaris,...More

1  Thank heathergartside
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to call in here at the end of the day, as I'd bought a 10-euro 1-day museum admission ticket that gets you into a long list of museums for a day. It is down a narrow street in the heart of the old town...More

1  Thank bugman_uk
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Located in the Old City, not far from the Cathedral, Palais Lascaris is a very elegant 3 storey town mansion, now in need of a lick pf paint. But in its elegant rooms it houses a substantial collectíon of period mudical instruments, with a particular...More

Thank VernonK
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Only go if you are into music instrument history! Most of the floors and rooms are closed, but you do get to see a bit of the old nice architecture.

Thank Pernille H
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Hiden in the back streets of the Old town . A truley wonderful Palace to visit and see Inside the home .Furniture ,Pianos Musical instuments rooms with the actual furniture dateing abck 100s years .Quite a few steps and 3 floors to visit .But oh...More

Thank 495emma
Reviewed August 17, 2018

This was not what I expected ... but the instruments are worth the visit. warm during the day (better go early) this old building on Old Town Nice is filled with a collection of old musical instruments that are a goldmine! Go with an open...More

Thank jazzfang
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This delightful small urban house in the Old Town holds a remarkable collection of period instruments from a wide geographical area.

Thank GailD1096
Reviewed June 23, 2018

A beautiful collection of different instruments in an old house, worth the visit if you are a music lover. The entrance fee we paid cover several museums entrance in the area, so it was worth it. I was not interested on Wi Fi, as I...More

Thank doraniamato
Reviewed June 6, 2018

I wasn't expecting much, based on some of the reviews I'd seen here. However, if you find baroque buildings interesting, if you would like to see baroque decorations (tapestries, painted walls and ceilings, portrait paintings), if you are an ethnomusicologist, if you are a student...More

1  Thank Nicola R
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