Château de la Castre - Castle Museum, Cannes

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    Musée de la Castre - Castle museum.

    by breughel Written Nov 1, 2008

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    Ch��teau de la Castre - museum.

    The castle at the summit of the Suquet hill was built around the 11th - 12th centuries.
    I suppose that the name Castre derives from the Latin Castrum = fortified camp. The castle belonged to the abbey of the Lerins islands and had for main function to resist to the pirates.
    Since 1952 the castle was transformed in a museum grouping various collections from Cannes' museums.
    It is a combination of the ethnographic collections of the baron Lyklama of the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East but also of Oceania, the Indies, America, Australia plus, coming from the Musée des Beaux Arts de Cannes, regional archaeology objects and paintings from 16th to 20th c.
    Open: Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Monday.
    From 10h to 13 h and 14h or 15h (June-August) to 17h - 19h depending of month.
    Price: 3€. Free under 26 years old and 1st Sunday of month.
    No parking.

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    Musee de la Castre

    by sue_stone Written Mar 23, 2004

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    Musee de la Castre

    The Musee de la Castre is housed in a chateau and has a fantastic loacation on the top of a hill looking over the port.

    It houses of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern antiquities.

    Even if you decide not to go in, it is worth walking up to it to check out the view over Cannes.

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    Château de la Castre

    by MM212 Updated Sep 22, 2006

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    Château de la Castre is the centre of old Cannes and has been dominating the hill of le Suquet since around the 12th century. It was built by the monks of îles de Lérins who owned the land, and soon after its construction a town around the Château developed. Today, the structure houses a museum (Musée de la Castre) which displays ancient artefacts from all over the Mediterranean basin. The gardens around the museum offer unobstructed panoramic views of Cannes.

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    Cannes, originaly of Roman descent

    by Pavlik_NL Written Nov 9, 2004

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    Back to where it all began

    The Romans started a castle on top of the hill, where now old Cannes is looking over the new world full of glitter and glamour. "Castrum Canois" the Romans named the town that settled around their fortifications and a fishermen's harbour soon was created in the bay. The hill, Mont Chevallier" offered the Romans a good defendable place along their traderoutes (by sea and over land) between Italy and Spain.

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    Step back in time in the castle and the museum

    by Pavlik_NL Written Nov 9, 2004

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    A museum that shows you more history

    "Musee de la Castre" is a museum that shows the ancient history of Cannes and is situated in the castle on top of Mont Chevalier. The castle was created there by the munks of the "Iles de Lerin" (islands) to have a watchful eye over the harbour. In it a collection of archeological findings and etnografical stuff that two worldtravellers brought to Cannes. In the tower (Tour du Suquet) are roulating photografic expositions. from the top one has a splendid view over the bay and the "Iles de Lerins" (see my "Ile-Saint-Honorat" page)

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    Musee de la Castre

    by kenningst Updated Nov 20, 2008

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    Admission is 3.20 Euros

    Discounted rate is 2 Euros

    Admission free

    The first sunday of each month
    for students under 26
    for all young people under 18
    for disable persons

    Opening hours

    October to March
    10am/1pm - 2pm/ 5pm
    closed Monday

    April to June & September
    10am/ 1pm - 2pm/ 6pm
    closed Monday

    July & August

    10am/7pm non-stop
    open everyday

    Evenings

    Wednesday until 9pm

    June - July - August - September

    Closed

    1 January, 1 May, 1 & 11 November, 25 December

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    Nice collection

    by AnnaHermans Written Jan 3, 2014
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    From a lot of former colonies they show here artefacts , well exposed. The building itself is also impressive, a former fortress upon a hill. Entrance fee is 6 euro

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    Musee De La Castre

    by mikeayers Written Aug 9, 2005

    An old medieval monastery converted into an art museum. Various sculptures, paintings, and musical instruments from around the world. A small collection of paintings from Cannes' past.

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