Lascaris Palace is a jewel of the Old Town that was built in the 17th century for the ruling family, the Lascaris-Ventimiglia family. In 1942 the city of Nice bought the palace and declared it a historical monument, before beginning renovations. Today, this Baroque palace stands to showcase antique items, a wide selection of musical instruments from the 17th century, as well as beautiful ceilings with frescoes and tapestried walls. The palace is located in Rue Droite, very close to other main attractions of the city of Nice such as Nice Cathedral. Manoeuvering narrow streets to get to the palace is in its own adventurous for visitors.