Musee Massena: History Glorified

Nice is host to the magnificent Musee Massena. It was built between the years of 1898 and 1901, based on Italian styled villas during the First Empire. It reflects on the city’s history and legacy from the early 19th century to the World War II. It hosts to 15,000 pieces of work of art including paintings, sculptures, uniforms, weapons and furniture. The ground floors are utilized by the city for special events. Musee Massena is located on Promenade des Anglais. It is acknowledged for its unique collection of weapons dating from 15th to 19th centuries.

It is a journey taken to unleash the treasures of rulers’ eras from the British to the Americans and the endeavor of events such as carnivals. Musee Massena was closed in 1999 for upgrading and reopened in 2008. Façade was improved, renovating the interior of exhibition rooms, placing a welcome room and ticket corner and gardens were recreated.

It is apparent that the museum’s first two floors are dedicated to translate the history of the City in the chronological order. The first floor embarks the three galleries pertaining to the era from 1792 to 1814; the second gallery is about Nice ruled by the Restauration Sarde and the third from 1860 to 1914. The second floor is for temporary exhibitions as well as it includes rooms exhibiting the artists of Nice, such as musicians, painters and writers.

The villa is surrounded by beautiful gardens all around it. It is difficult to take eyes away from them. These gardens contribute to the splendors and opulence of the museum. Fortunately, Musee Massena is open for public without any fee, alike other museums in Nice.

Treat yourself with gold. Visiting Nice would prove to be the best decision of your life. You would be exposed to all the perks of modern lifestyle while you get to experience the historical architecture of the City. It is suggested that you should not let this opportunity fade away and make the most of it.