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CITADELLE SAINT-ELME - VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER

 
To protect the County of Nice from invaders, the Duke of Savoy had the Citadel built in the 16th century, together with the satellite fortresses of Mont-Alban and Saint-Hospice, and the port of La Darse where the galleys were moored. These constructions entrusted to Italian engineers were fore-runners of a new type of bastion fortification. Today, this remarkable complex (7.5 acres) accommodates the Town Hall, the Volti, Goetz-Boumeester Museums and the Roux Collection.

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Period when open

  • june - september
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (10h00-18h30)
  • october - may
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (10h00-17h30)

  • Closed Sunday mornings.
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    from march 30 to april 28, 2019
    The Department of the Alpes-Maritimes decided to celebrate its priceless garden heritage in a
    december 02 2018
    Off the coast of Cannes, on Ile Sainte-Marguerite, every year the island cross-country race brings
    from march 15 to april 14, 2019
    Cultural events programme featuring music, theatre, film, fine arts and
     









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