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Les Musees de La Citadelle

Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 01 73 68
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Les Musees de La Citadelle

What a wonderful area to explore. This fortress/citadel houses four unique museums that is open... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Della G
Coquitlam, Canada
Figuratively speaking, these displays are ahead of the rest.

The historic structure of the Citadel Saint-Elme overlooks one of the world's most beautiful bays... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Bruce W
Mijas, Spain
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

What a wonderful area to explore. This fortress/citadel houses four unique museums that is open free to the public. It is a large area to tour and not all museums were opened when we visited. There are delightful modern impressionist sculptures scattered through out the...More

Thank Della G
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The historic structure of the Citadel Saint-Elme overlooks one of the world's most beautiful bays. Originally built to provide protection for Cap Ferrat, Villefrance and Nice, the Citadel now provides protection for the Volti, Goetz-Boumeester and Roux Museums as well as a small military museum....More

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The citadel at Villefranche houses four museums, of which we visited three- a small regimental museum with a great video(!), a museum dedicated to Henri Goetz and Christine Boumeester, who lived in the town and one full of works by sculptor Volti. Really interesting art...More

Thank 948barryg
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I do not have an appreciation for sculpture, or suffering artists, so I was not able to fully appreciate the Musees. The location is unique - under the Citadel. Admission is free.

Thank Cruiseman21
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We knew nothing about the citadel and the museums so we were surprised and delighted by the gallery of modern art in the chapel and the large collection of sculptures which could be views for free in atmospheric cavelike rooms. There were modern sculptures in...More

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Citadelle itself is well worth a visit built in the early 17 th century. Visit the museum of the 24 th Chasseurs Alpins. That regiment now disbanded used to be stationed in Villefranche

Thank Alain P
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We visited three museums at the Citadel and thought the Volti Museum was beyond fantastic. The ancient stone walls and rooms were the perfect backdrop for the simple bronze sculptures of Volti. It was beautiful to see such a perfect marriage of old rough stone...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Went to the Citadelle and 3 Museums during a drastic winter downpour but it all added to the experience. The Volti exhibit is breathtaking especially arranged in the adjoining stone caves. Admission is free to all museums. Walk around the grounds, there is a hidden...More

Thank MegaWorldTraveller
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had dinner three nights in a row. Excellent food. Great service and comfortable ambience. Highly recommend.

Thank David D
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Interesting collection of artifacts, spent a pleasant hour just wandering around with the other tourists.

Thank Willitsgoodtotalk
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