Palais Lascaris

Palais Lascari

The Palais Lascaris was built in the seventeenth century, situated in the Vieux Nice, Palais Lascaris is a historical monument and a Museum. devoted to the art and music of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The Palais Lascaris Displays a collection of Musical Instruments, The temporary exhibit and the opulently restored rooms with furniture and artefacts from the period. Palais Lascaris has the second largest antique musical instrument collection in France.

Most of the Musical Instruments belonged to the industrialist and amateur musician Antoine Gautier, who in 1904 donated his musical instruments to the city of Nice.

The Ground Floor is where you can find a seventeenth-century pharmacy. The First floor is used for temporary exhibitions. On The Second floor, you will find a collection of Antique Musical Instruments.

Palais Lascaris was first built in the seventeenth century for one of the first families of the nobility of Nice, the Lascaris-Ventimiglia family, and was later altered in the eighteenth century, Palais Lascaris was owned by the Vintimille-Lascaris family,however, during to the French Revolution the Place was taken away from the family and left neglected for over a century.

Until 1802 when was bought by the city of Nice to create a museum. The restoration started in 1962 and was completed eight years later in 1970 when it opened to the public.

The historical musical instrument collection of Nice was transferred from the Massena Museum to the Palais Lascaris. The New project wanted to transform the Museum of Palais Lascaris into a museum of music, 10 years later, in 2011 the Musical Instruments opened to the public.

Palais Lascaris History has not been kept and the name of the architect of the places or the exact date of the construction, as far as researchers and historians know, the building is in the Italian Baroque styled in the first half of the 17th century.

Palais Lascari
Palais Lascari

Contact Information

Telephone: +33 4 93 62 72 40 | Official Website |

How to Get There

The nearest tramway is the ‘Cathedral old city’, Walk north-east on Boulevard Jean Jaurès towards Rue Centrale, Turn right onto Rue Centrale, then Turn left onto Rue de la Loge and finally Turn right onto Rue Droite, You will see the Museum on your left at 15 rue Droite.

Travelling by Bus, get off at the ‘Cathedral old city’ stop and Walk north-east on Boulevard Jean Jaurès towards Rue Centrale, Turn right onto Rue Centrale, then Turn left onto Rue de la Loge and finally Turn right onto Rue Droite, You will see the Museum on your left at 15 rue Droite. bus services that stop at ‘Cathedral old city’: 8, 11, 14, 38, 59, 70 and 98.

If you would like to avoid public transport, I would suggest getting an Uber, if you planning to go from Musée Matisse or the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Nice I would highly recommend using Uber, It’s cheaper then tax’s services due to the high charge rate.

Opening Hours

Monday11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday11:00 AM – 5:30 PM


Ticket TypePrice
individual ticket€10
7-day individual Ticket€20
Group Ticket€8
Child under 18 and studentsFree Entry


Pamir is an Afghani restaurant only three minutes walk from Palais Lascaris. Délit Délice Salon De Thé Et Restaurant is only 2 minutes away from the Palace.


Nearby places to stay as cheap as possible budget under £100/$100/€100:

  • Villa Otero, 11 minutes walk from the beach. Located in the heart of Nice, in the Musicians district, Villa Otero is a hotel set in a 1920s building. ideal place to stay only 5 minutes walk from Nice Train station and located within 5 miles from Nice Airport. Check Price.
  • Hôtel Le Lausanne, 9 minutes walk from the beach. Located in the heart of Nice, in the musician’s quarter, Hôtel Le Lausanne is only a 10-minute walk from the Promenade des Anglais. Nice-Ville Train Station is 600 yards away and the Albert 1st Gardens are 1.2 from the hotel. Check Price.
  • Hotel de France, 3 minutes walk from the beach. Hotel de France is situated in the heart of Nice, 100 yards from the Promenade des Anglais, The beach and the city centre is a short walk away. Check Price.

Nearby places to stay at a budget price of £200 – £400:

  • Hotel Negresco, a 1-minute walk from the beach. The famous Hotel Negresco, dating from the beginning of the 20th century, overlooks the beach and the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Hotel Negresco’s guests can benefit from access to the Neptune private beach area. Check Price.
  • Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée, a one-minute walk from the beach. Set on the Promenade des Anglais, Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée is an art-deco style hotel featuring an on-site casino, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a hammam and a sauna. The terrace offers panoramic views of the Baie des Anges. Regional cuisine and Mediterranean dishes are served in the hotel’s restaurant. Check Price.

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Address: 15 Rue Droite, 06300 Nice, France | Coordinations: 43.6977°N 7.2773°E

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