Villa Arson

Remarkable contemporary architecture, theater of exhibitions dedicated to contemporary creation, the Villa Arson offers visitors free access to a unique view of the bay of Nice accessible from its terraces and hanging gardens.

This privileged location, a veritable belvedere over the city, on nearly 3 hectares of terraces and Mediterranean gardens, is home to a national art school, a national centre for contemporary art and a residence for artists.
Internationally renowned, the Villa Arson has been a place of reference in the field of visual arts for nearly 50 years. The Villa Arson has been awarded the "remarkable contemporary architecture" label. Free access for individuals during the exhibition periods.

Visual cards French Riviera Pass

Included with the French Riviera Pass

During temporary exhibitions: guided tour every day at 15:00 and outside guided tour, the booklet is offered.

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Visual cards French Riviera Pass

Advantage with the French Riviera Pass

5% discount on products in the shop

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  • Fast food
  • Restaurant
  • Shop

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs


Free entry. Free - for everyone.

Opening periods

Every day throughout the year between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Closed on December 24th, 26th, 31st and January 2sd.
Open from 2pm to 7pm in July and August
The Villa Arson is open to the public during exhibition time.


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