Located in what was originally a square castle-fort, the Musée de la Castre is an impressive museum situated in the historic district of Cannes; Le Suquet. The museum is housed in the remains of a medieval castle, with a watchtower and dungeon that is now an impressive château. Musée de la Castre is a popular sightseeing attraction and is definitely worthy of a visit. The museum houses an exotic and diverse collection of Egyptian, Grecian and Roman antiques, artifacts and artworks, as well as objects from the Far East and Central America. While here, visitors will come across and eclectic collection of Mayan pottery, Roman antiques, Peruvian relics and so much more. Since the museum overlooks the magnificent Bay of Cannes, while here, visitors must climb the 109 steps of the 12th century watchtower for a 360 degree panorama over Cannes.
Rate: €6 Under 25s: €3 Free for: under-18s and students under 26, and on the 1st Sunday of each month from November to March inclusive
The museum is open from September-June: Tues to Sun, 10:00 am-1:00 pm; 2:00 pm-5:00 pm (6:00 pm April-June, and September) July-August all week, 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Around 1 to 2 hours
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
All of the exhibits on display. Visitors must also climb the 109 steps of the watchtower for a panoramic view of Cannes.
Although Muslims visiting the Musée de la Castre will not be able to find prayer facilities, they may be able to locate a quiet place, in the beautiful garden outside, to offer their prayers. The city of Cannes is also home to a few mosques and prayer rooms. If needed, Muslim visitors can ask to be directed to a prayer facility near Musée de la Castre.
Le Suquet has a number of fantastic eateries at which visitors to the museum can dine. These restaurants may however not be Halal. Muslim tourists can therefore dine on vegetarian and seafood options at these restaurants after ensuring that the dishes do not consist of any non-Halal ingredients, or they can ask the locals for the location of the nearest Halal restaurant.