Created in 1963, the Sport Museum left Paris in 2013 to join Nice and the stadium Allianz Arena in 2014. Originally opened by the Minister of Sports of the time, Maurice Herzog, he then aims to collect and to acquire works of art and objects tracing the history of sport. The site has a unique collection in the world, covering history from the sixteenth century. In total, more than 45,000 objects and 400,000 documents retrace 500 years of sport. It is discovered in five major themes, the history of sports practices, the history and technical evolution of equipment, the artistic, photographic and graphic interpretation of sports, the testimony of the sporting phenomenon, and the history of the actors sports and champions.
It is possible to discover paintings, sculptures, engravings, drawings, prints, posters, photographs, periodicals, books, clothes, medals and trophies. Thematic temporary exhibitions are also regularly organized to highlight major events.