Musee de la Castre is a historical monument located on the Suquet hill, which is dominating the city of Cannes. There are collections housed within that will be of particular interest to art lovers and ethnographers.
Musee de la Castre, a museum with Beautiful View
1. Ethnographic and Primitive Art
At this section visitor will view: Himalayan and Buddhist masks, headdresses, votive etc. Arctic (Inuit) hunting/fishing tools, utensils, ivory figurines. Native American ceramics and stone sculptures. Oceania tribal effigies, canoe parts and weapons
2. Antique Mediterranean
In this section there are Sumerian clay tablets, Christian sarcophagi, antique cabinets, items from many Persian countries and Cyprus, and many Egyptian artefacts.
While collection of paintings are mostly landscape, and mostly by lesser artists from around Provence. The era ranges from 1830 – Post Impressionism.
How to Get Tickets?
Ticket can be bought online as well as buy ticket on the spot; for the second choice keep in mind that most museums in Cannes are closed on Monday.
How To Get Around?
Visitors may walk up many winding hilly paths, that you will find the quaint little museum offering a range of different displays and exhibits. It also offers a stunning view of the city.
What Should I Wear?
Best Time to Visit
Most travellers visit the museum around 1PM - 2PM, especially on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Avoid those periods for lower crowd.
Will I Need a Guide?
Both independently visit and guided tour can be done at The Castre Museum
How To Get There?
To get the museum by public transport, here is the list of stations and bus stops nearest to the site.
Climb the 109 steps of the watchtower to view a 360 degree panorama of Cannes.