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- Address: 405 Promenade des Anglais, Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 06200, France
- Hours: Wednesday-Monday May 2 to October 15: 10am – 6pm October 16 to April 30: 10am – 5pm
- Admission: Free / guided tour €4
Located in Nice’s Phoenix park, the Museum of Asian Arts, as its name implies, aims to showcase a cohesive ensemble of various Asian arts. The museum was designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange and was opened in 1998 at the initiative of Jacques Médecin, mayor of Nice from 1966 until 1990.
In addition to the visit, the museum offers a wide range of activities including audio-guides in French, English, Italian and German (€2). Guided tours are available at 11am on the 3rd Saturday of the Month from September to June, and every Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30pm in July and August (€4). It is possible to register online or on-site. There are also workshops for both adults and children (€10 / €3.50) and calligraphy, origami and taï chi chuan and Qi gong classes, as well as a weekly tea ceremony. A full schedule is available on the website.
The museum is located on Promenade des Anglais in Nice. It can be reached by train at station Gare Saint-Augustin, by bus via lines 9, 10, and 23 at Aréanas stop, or by car following Promenade des Anglais along the coastline. Admission to the museum is free. It is open Wednesday to Monday, from 10am until 5pm, with the museum staying open an extra hour from May 2 until October 15. The museum is accessible to those with reduced mobility. It is possible to reach it by train (Métrazur Gare St-Augustin), by bus (“Arénas” stop of the 9, 10 and 23 lines andby car, by following the “Arénas” directions from the A8.