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An ancient castle built to defense France has changed it's purpose and is opened for travelers as a museum and the observation deck.
De la Castre castle, Cannes
In the majestic castle, which had to be an impregnable fortress on the path of the enemies attacking France, nowadays the Musée de la Castre is located and only the formidable high walls, which were not touched by time, are reminding of its former purpose. Now in its walls important historical and archaeological finds are collected and exhibited and the tall quadrangular castle tower has turned into a viewing platform with a panoramic view of Cannes.

Clock-tower on Le Suquet hillPhoto: Clock-tower on Le Suquet hill

Although you can find the Notre-Dame-de-Esperance church here, where, in hot summer days, usually in July, concerts of classical music are provided, the so-called "Nights of Le Suquet".

De la Castre castle on the map

Location: on еру Le Suquet hill, de la Castre Street 6.

Open hours

The museum is opened from 10:00 am to 14:00 pm and from 15:00 pm to 19:00 pm. Monday is a day off.


Official website: http://www.cannes.com
Phone: +33 4 89 82 26 26


Guest04 March 2024

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