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Visit of the Lascaris Palace
A journey back to 17th-century baroque Nice

With your partner, family or friends, on this private cultural commented walking tour
3h | 60€/person | minimum 4 people
Less than 4 people : the fee for the tour is 200€
Free for kids under 10

Explore the Rich Heritage of Nice with a Guided Tour of Palais Lascaris

Join me for an immersive journey through the heart of Nice, where history, architecture, and art converge.

Our tour will delve into the vibrant past of this beautiful city, leading us to the magnificent Palais Lascaris, a gem of Baroque architecture nestled in the old town.

– Our adventure begins with a stroll through the narrow, winding streets of Nice’s old town. As we walk, I will share stories and historical insights about life in Nice during the 17th century.

Our journey through time leads us to the stunning façade of Palais Lascaris.
Here, we will pause to discuss the Baroque era, an age of artistic and cultural flourishing that profoundly influenced Europe. I will explain the origins of the Baroque style, born from the desire to evoke emotion and grandeur through art and architecture.

Next, we’ll delve deeper into the characteristics of Baroque architecture. You will learn to identify its distinctive features—dramatic use of light and shadow, ornate details, and grandiose elements designed to awe and inspire. I’ll highlight how these elements are beautifully embodied in the structure of the Palais Lascaris.

Before we enter the palace, I will tell you about the Lascaris family, the noble lineage that commissioned this magnificent residence.

Finally, we will step inside the Palais Lascaris museum, to explore its exquisite interiors. As we move through its opulent rooms, you will see a collection of 17th and 18th-century furnishings, intricate tapestries, and beautiful frescoes.
Highlights include the grand staircase, the richly decorated reception rooms, and the historical musical instruments collection.
Each room tells a story, providing a vivid glimpse into the past.

This tour not only offers a fascinating look at Nice’s historical and architectural heritage but also immerses you in the lavish lifestyle of the Baroque period.

I look forward to guiding you through this unforgettable experience and sharing the secrets of Palais Lascaris with you.