In a magnificent Belle-Epoque-style villa owned by the Mayor of Cap d'Ail - Raymond Gramaglia - and his wife Léonie, the site was recently transformed into a private museum. On the ground floor of the building, the visitor will discover the history of the town of Cap d'Ail (formerly Turbie-sur-Mer) through archives, photos and various documents from the 19th century which tell the story of the town's expansion and the arrival of good international society (Churchill, Paul Doumer, Jean Cocteau, Greta Garbo...). On the first floor of this sublime villa, a temporary exhibition presents this time a collection of paintings, drawings and enamels by the Basque painter Ramiro Arrue (20th century) organized thematically (landscapes, houses, nurses and water carriers, scenes of life, witchcraft...). After the visit, take a stroll in the lush garden punctuated by olive trees, hundred-year-old carob trees, mimosas, Judean trees, bougainvilleas, fragrant jasmines and of course camellias.
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Opening hours: April 1 to October 31: Sundays from 10am to 4pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 6pm. From 1 December to 31 March: Sundays from 10am to 4pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Free until 12 years old. Adult: 9 €. Group (10 people): 5 €. Reduced: 5 € (students, +60 years old and from 12 to 18 years old). Group visits by reservation only, flexible days and times.