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“Interesting anthropology museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Musee de la Castre

Musee de la Castre
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$49.14*
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Côte d'Azur Card
Ranked #14 of 93 things to do in Cannes
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interesting anthropology museum”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

Nicely laid out anthropology museum based on a collection of artifacts from all over the world. A little dissapointed there was not more about the castle itself and Cannes history but a least there was an amazing view :)

Visited February 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Eclectic art collection and great views.”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

Perched high above Cannes, the view from the ancient castle tower is one of the best on offer here. The town and harbour have lot more character from uphere than theydoat street level.The art is worth a look too.

Visited March 2012
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CO
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“Building and views alone are worth the short hike up the hill”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

The "unique" collection inside the museum, which some might well call a bit "odd", is largely the collection of a Dutch nobleman assembled before 1850. That collection ranges from a fascinating and diverse group of approx 400 primitive musical instruments (magnificently displayed in a barrel-vaulted 12th Century Romanesque chapel) to tribal art (Oceania, pre-Columbian, Arctic and Himalayan) beautifully displayed. All of the displays and information are very well done. More pertinent to the area are Mediterranean antiquities and landscapes, seascapes and other impressionist art.
The buildings are reputed to reflect 11th Century origins with restorations/additions to date. The 360 degree view of Cannes from the tower (interior steps in good shape) is glorious.

Visited November 2011
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Spectacular views from the terrace!”
Reviewed October 2, 2011

The museum is very nice and interesting, located in the hilltop old city of Cannes, but the views from the terrace were fascinating! You could see the Hotel de Ville, the place were the Cannes Film Festival is held, and the sea..

Visited July 2011
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ojai, california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“small, old-fashioned museum... a uniquely charming historic gem”
Reviewed August 29, 2010

in a world where most museums are turning into big cultural Disneylands, this old museum in Cannes offers a rare reprieve in time and space. The small, varied collections (mostly Mediterranean archeology, African instruments, history of Cannes) were assembled mostly in the 19th century. They reflect the personal taste of individuals (the donors), whose collecting habits may seem a bit odd, or old-fashioned, to contemporary viewers used to more slick, unified, commercial presentations brought to the public by corporate sponsors. The location, content and curatorial approaches of this small local museum is most satisfying to this assiduous museum visitor looking at art as a form of discovery.
They also have seasonal concerts.
The views over Cannes and the islands are extraordinary.

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