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On the top of hill of the Old Town lies the Musée de la Castre which occupies a classified historic monument, a medieval castle which was once used as a monastery.
Initially the tower was intended for the Lérins monks, the lords of the region. The castle of Cannes marked its architectural majesty.
In this museum you can find a wide collection of Mediterranean antiquities, pre-Columbian indigenous art and 19th century Provençal landscape paintings. Some rooms also feature exotic art objects from Oceania and the Himalayas. You can also find an extensive collection of musical instruments from all over the world.
As it is situated on the top of hill, it offers exceptional views of the Bay of Cannes. Climb to the top of building’s tower and admire the breathtaking 360-degree panorama of Cannes and its surroundings.
The Cannes Castre Museum also organises workshops and game tours for adults and children all year round. The museum is usually open from every day except Mondays between 10 am and 6 pm. However, the timetables changes according to the season of your visit so it is better to check the official website before visiting.
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