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“Lascaris Palace in the old town of Nice”
Review of Palais Lascaris

Palais Lascaris
Ranked #28 of 221 things to do in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Mougins, France
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Lascaris Palace in the old town of Nice”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

A very interesting visit of a beautiful building in the old town of Nice. Do not expect great things, but a visit is recommended as an add-on to the visit of the old town of Nice, which is marvellous.

Visited August 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Recent visit”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

This attraction can be difficult to find. But once found is absolutly fantastic. There was an exhibition of pianos and other string instruments on when I was there it was most facinating.

Visited September 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“A Gem of a Palace!”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

The Palais Lascaris is a wonderful example of the Italian Baroque architecture that is found everywhere in Old Nice. Just walking in and wandering around is a treat, but if you speak French, there is a marvelous little man who conducts very detailed, fascinating tours at 3 pm every day - recommended. Free admittance; guided tour is 5 euros (2.5 euros for seniors). Make sure to look at the building from the outside, not just the inside. It is located on the narrow rue Droite, one of the longer north-south streets in the old city, loaded now with small art galleries. Note the small cannonball attatched to the corner of the building, and the plaque that goes with it!

Visited August 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Palais Lascaris in Vieux Nice is definitely worth a visit. We struggled to find it at first as it blends in easily with the other Old Town buildings. There was no entrance fee. The architecture, interior of the rooms and, in particular, the Baroque staircase are all very interesting. I would have liked some more information about the various rooms and their respective functions when the building was actually used as a palace. When we visited, there was an exhibition on pianos but even if you're not interested in the exhibition, it's a good idea to visit Palais Lascaris as part of your sightseeing in Nice.

Visited July 2012
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Rochester NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“unbelievable luxury”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

This Palace is a hidden gem...it is unbelievable how the nobles lived...the only thing is there are few or no tours in English. They are all in French, but the tour guide let me in and some nice people in our tour group translated for me.

Visited June 2012
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