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Lascaris Palace, Nice

The baroque "Palais Lascaris" in the city's historic core is associated with the Lascaris-Vintimille family, whose recorded history dates back to 1261. Built in the 17th century, it contains elaborately detailed ornaments worth noticing.

Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux Arts), Nice

Tucked away in the Baumettes district is this sumptuous villa built in the 1870's for a Russian princess, now transformed into a museum of fine arts. Several rooms are dedicated to the work of famous French artist, Raoul Dufy.

Museum of Naive Art Jakovsky, Nice

The Museum of Naïve Art Jakovsky (Musée International d'Art Naïf Anatole-Jakovsky) is located in the Fabron district of Nice. The museum, named for the art critic, houses Jakovsky's personal collection. Over 600 drawings and canvases are located here, and the works are an overview of artists from over two dozen countries, and from primitive to recent pieces.

Matisse Museum, Nice

The Matisse Museum is housed in a 17th century Italian villa that has distinctive red walls. Everything from Matisse's student works to those he did in his later years is displayed here. The museum is located in the heart of an olive grove, close to the Hotel Regina, where Matisse resided during his time in Nice.