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Seashells on the French Riviera at Le Musée des Coquillages

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas:

Today I’m taking you to a funny little museum all about shells, le Musée des Coquillages, in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, near Nice. Last week’s Museum Monday post toured the Picasso Museum in Antibes: the subject a world-famous artist, the setting a striking castle. This time it’s a personal collection of shells…Continue reading here for details on Phoebe’s visit to see Jean-Pierre Sidois’ collection of seashells housed in a tiny museum. There are more than 7000 shells in his collection, some so small you need a microscope to see them.

Museum Access Info:

Le Musée des Coquillages
Quai du vieux port
06230 Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 76 17 61
Tourism office website

Via:: Lou Messuogo


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Phoebe Thomas

Phoebe Thomas

Phoebe Thomas carries two passports British and Australian. She married a Frenchman and now the couple are living in Provence with their two children. This bilingual and multi-cultural family has travelled extensively to Asia, Eastern Europe and Australia before settling in Roquefort les Pins in 2007.

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  1. Phoebe
    May 15, 2018 at 7:23 am — Reply

    The link to the website and address for the museum is for another museum the other side of France not the one I wrote about!

    • CKAdmin
      May 15, 2018 at 9:38 am — Reply

      Hi Phoebe: Thanks for the heads up, I have made that update.

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