Grimaldi Castle Museum
Haut-de-Cagnes - Place du Château
Tél. +33(0)4 92 02 47 30
A8 highway + exits 47/48 + direction "Centre ville"
A Hint: leave your car in one of the car parks in the town centre and use the free shuttle "navette gratuite" n° 44, departing every 15 minutes from the central bus station "Square Bourdet", every day, all year round.
Wednesday to Monday (closed on Tuesday)
November to April: 10am to 12 and 2pm to 5pm
May to October: 10am to 12 and 2pm to 6 pm.
The Grimaldi-Castle Museum will exceptionally be closed from 24th November until 12 th December.
- Adults : 4 €.
- Under 26 : free.
- Double ticket: ( visitors wishing to visit the Castle and the Renoir Museum on the same day) : 8 €.
The jewel of the medieval village
Built around 1300 by Rainier Grimaldi, lord of Cagnes, the castle at that time was first of all, a fort, protecting the town from outside attacks. In 1620 Jean-Henri Grimaldi transformed the castle into a more comfortable and decorated rich palace.
Purchased by the township, the castle became town museum in 1946 (classified historical monument in 1948).
Nowadays, the Grimaldi Castle Museum hosts the olive tree museum, the collection of Suzy Solidor portraits and temporary modern art exhibitions, as well as classical music concerts.
The Olive Tree Museum
All about olives; growing olive trees, olive wood, olive oil - the museum gives various information about this important part of the Mediterranean culture.
The Suzy Solidor portrait collection
The collection contains 40 portraits of Suzy Solidor, French cabaret singer, very famous in the 1930s and 40s, made by some of the greatest artists from that period, such as: Foujita, Picabia, Lempicka, Van Dongen, Kissling etc.
This permanent exhibition is a donation of Suzy Solidor to the town of Cagnes.