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“Tranquil oasis”

Musee d'Art et d'Histoire Palais Massena
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Ranked #22 of 218 things to do in Nice
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bedford uk
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“Tranquil oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Although on the Promenade des Anglais this museum and it's gardens are a gem. The exhibits are well laid out although all the information is in French and the quides did not seem to be upto speed on other languages. The shop is good for postcards and the staff speak English

Visited October 2012
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Philadelphia
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“XIX Century Mansion with view of the Sea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

One cannot beat the location of this magnificent mansion. Its architecture is simple yet striking. The Empire furniture is beautiful. The art is not the Louvres or d'Orsay but interesting enough as art of this period.

Visited June 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful Mansion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

An incredibly interesting museum and a gorgeous palace. More incredibly it's free to visit. It gives a great sense of what it was like in Nice over a century ago.

Visited September 2012
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US
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“Visit the 1st two floors and enjoy the setting.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

The grounds, and the elegant setting make for a pleasant visit. We spent about 30 - 45 minutes, so it works as a quick stop, and like many of the museums, its free.

Visited September 2012
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Elegant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

An elegantly decorated yet compact palace, its museum houses a nice cross-section of exhibits connected with the military career of Andre Massena (one of Napoleon Ist's favourite generals) as well as the history of Nice - both with regard to its joining France as well as its governance to the end of the Belle Epoque. Alas, you'll need to speak French if you want to get the most out of the exhibits, which don't seem to be directed to English speakers, but their variety and curiosity value (from paintings to snuff-boxes to period menus) provides more than enough reason to visit this beautiful home.

Visited September 2012
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