Musée Départemental des Arts Asiatiques

The Alpes Maritimes Departemental commissioned the famous Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, to design a building for a museum, a venue for meetings and exchanges between Asian arts and western culture.

Standing in the artificial lake in Parc Phoenix, in a building of white marble and glass designed by the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, the Departmental Asian Arts Museum evokes the spirit of the main civilizations of Asia, India, Southeast Asia, China and Japan through both classical and contemporary works. Temporary exhibitions, as well as performances and other activities, like the famous ‘tea ceremony’ illustrate the Museum’s creativity.


  • Available for private hire

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs


Free of charge.

Accepted payment methods

  • American Express
  • Credit card payment
  • Bank checks
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash

Opening periods

From 01/01 to 30/06 between 10 am and 5 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and May 1st.

From 01/07 to 31/08 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 01/09 to 31/12 between 10 am and 5 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on December 25th.


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