Located in the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, this museum houses more than 45,000 objects ad 400,000 dedicated to all sports, showing their history from the Antiquity to the present.
The first museum in France dedicated to sport, it first opened in 1963 and, after moving from Paris, it was established in Nice in 2014.
It showcases all sorts of objects, the oldest dating from the 16th century but mostly from the 19th and 20th century. The poster collection is the largest one in the museum, but there are also paintings, sculptures and drawings dedicated to sports. There is also a wide range of sports equipment and trophies.
They organise temporary exhibitions regularly. The museum also has a cafe where you can have a drink and a snack, and a shop.
Watch out for
The museum is open from May to September, 10:00-18:00, and from October to April, 11:00-17:00. Closed on Mondays.
How to get passes
Tickets cost 6€ for the permanent exhibition and 8€ including the temporary exhibition. There are reduced rates for groups over 10 persons, teachers, pensioners, students and young people 18-25 (3€/4€). Free for children under 18 and disabled people.
Free every first Sunday of the month from October to April.
- Boulevard des Jardiniers