Museums in Cannes

Mention Cannes and most people will conjure up images of the glamorous Cannes Film Festival, where the world’s biggest movers and shakers in the film industry descend on the South of France resort to attend the two-week extravaganza each May.

But the town, which is situated just a nine minute-flight away from Nice Cote d’Azur airport to Cannes by helicopter, has a hold host of other attractions which should not be overlooked when visiting the area.

There are restaurants galore, an impressive choice of exclusive boutiques and a cultural calendar to match any other major European city. But in this article for our clients considering a trip to Cannes by helicopter, please find below a run through of all the museums worthy of a visit in the festival town.

Definitely one to visit is the Musée de la Castre which sits in an impressive château that was once the Castle of Cannes. Founded in 1877, it houses one of the region’s most exotic collections, which includes Mayan pottery, Peruvian relics, and objects from the Pacific Atolls. On exhibit are artefacts that were collected by noted travelers Ginoux de la Coche and Baron Lycklama.

Address: Château de la Castre, Le Suquet, 06400 Cannes.

Another museum which is highly-recommended when visiting Cannes by helicopter is a trip to the Musée de La Mer, situated on the Iles de Lerins, a short boat journey away from Cannes. The museum houses seafaring cargo lost in shipwrecks near the island, which is also home to the fortress where Alexander Dumas’s ‘Man in the Iron Mask’ was jailed. Enjoy a day on this magical – and cultural – island and be home for sun downers anywhere along the coast if you use our service. Flights from Cannes to Monaco by helicopter, for example, take just 15 minutes.

Address: Fort de l’Ile de Sainte-Marguerite, 06400 Cannes.

Whilst in Cannes another museum worthy of a visit is Malmaison, which specialises in displaying temporary art exhibitions such as the current exhibition of art by Pablo Picasso and the photographer André Villers, which runs until September 30th.

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