Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes

Castre Museum

The Musée de la Castre is a fascinating museum offering beautifully presented art and ethnographic collections, as well as picturesque gardens and a stunning view over the city. It was built on top of a hill in the Old Town named Le Suquet and it overlooks the bay and La Croisette promenade. The museum itself is found within the ruins of a medieval castle giving it a royal feel and making it perfect for photos. Come and enjoy an afternoon here perched above the French Riviera.

A stunning Cannes museum

The buildings of the Musée de la Castre have been standing since the middle ages. Once home to the Lérin monks, the museum now houses art collections and objects from Oceania, the Himalayas and the Americas, as well as Mediterranean antiquities and landscape paintings from Provence. Instruments from around the world are on display here as well as Egyptian artifacts and some local art.

The museum's collections are not the only thing to observe at the Musée de la Castre. If you are willing to climb the 109 steps to the top of the medieval watch tower in the museum's courtyard you will be rewarded with stunning and unparalleled 360º views across Cannes and the Côte d'Azur. The climb up to the museum is certainly going to leave you a little out of breath, but it is worth the views. You are sure to snap some memorable photos of your time in Cannes from this lookout.

Hotels near Musée de la Castre 

Less than 400 meters from the museum towards the water is the Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes. This hotel is the ideal spot if you want to explore the museum’s collections and get a great lookout over the Côte d’Azur. Spend the afternoon taking in the museum's unique and fascinating pieces, as well as its striking views over Cannes and along the coast and then head back to your stylish room at Radisson Blu.