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Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

32 Rue Commandeur, 06250 Mougins, France
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Mougins
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Discover, in the heart of the old village of Mougins, how the beauty of the ancient world has...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Discover, in the heart of the old village of Mougins, how the beauty of the ancient world has influenced neoclassical, modern and contemporary art. The Museum’s large and diverse collection of antiquities includes Roman, Greek and Egyptian sculpture, vases, coins, and jewellery, and also the world’s largest private collection of ancient arms and armour. These ancient artworks are interspersed with many classically-inspired paintings, drawings, and scupltures by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dufy, Cézanne, Rodin, Dali, Andy Warhol, Marc Quinn, Anthony Gormley and Damien Hirst.NewWe will be co-hosting a temporary exhibition with the village of Mougins from the 12th April to 28th May 2012, Myths & Heros.A selection of sculptures, paintings & mosaics by Picasso, Arman, Sosno, Renoir, Rubens, Cezanne & Turchi on display in the Espace Culturelle.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely museum with a great mixture of old and new art. Well worth a visit amd also friendly helpful staff. Lovely classical music played in the reception area but the effect rather spoiled by pop music also being playing in the background?

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Mougins, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One world only:very expensive. They ask for 12 euros for a rather small selection. There are other, cheaper options for a culture visit.

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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review

We regret that the only souvenir of your visit to the museum is the admission fee, when the collection of over 800 original pieces on display, over the four floors of this museum, take you on a journey through time starting in ancient Egypt, travelling through Greece and Rome to bring you to the present day. With ancient artefacts exhibited... More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Every corner of this three storied gem is packed with exceptional artefacts to delight the eye and senses. Allow plenty of time to absorb the atmosphere and attention to detail. We have already been several times and are still making new discoveries.

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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review

Many thanks for this very flattering review! It's always great to hear that we have repeat visitors and there are always new pieces to discover. You could maybe think about joining our association and becoming an 'Ami du MACM' this gives you a year pass to come to the museum as many times as you like. Thanks again and hope... More 

Beckenham, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We visted the museum in September 2014, I thought the museum was lovely with great and fascinating exhibits over 3 small floors, a great mix of artefacts, paintings and other relics. A great private collection and you can whizz round in about an hour. However, I think €12 is perhaps a little steep and I was less than amused when... More 

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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review

Dear Mark We are delighted you enjoyed the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins and its collection of over 800 pieces ranging from ancient Egypt to the present day. As a private museum we do have charges that you may not come across in French national or municipal museums but we hope that this did not entirely overshadow the pleasure of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a fascinating private collection of Roman artefacts including busts of former Emperors, (cheekily interrupted by an acrylic by Damien Hurst), an amazing collection of armour and helmets (with the most perfectly fashioned hinges on the earpieces) dating back to Roman times. There is also some beautiful Roman jewellery. The room devoted to the Egyptians was also punctuated by... More 

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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review

Yes the exhibition of chocolate sculptures was an added surprise to the already eclectic collection of the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, which juxtaposes ancient and modern art side by side, so one can understand the inspiration so many artists have found, over the centuries, in the ancient civilisations. Thank you so much for taking the time to post such... More 

Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is our second visit to this museum, it's a private collection and quite mind blowing. It is basically split into three areas, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, although there are several pieces of modern contemporary art works throughout. I enjoyed being so close to the pieces, currently there is an exhibition of chocolate pieces throughout the museum which are quite... More 

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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review

Always great to have a visitor come back and see us and that's great that you got to see the chocolate sculpture exhibition! Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a great review on Trip Advisor and we sincerely hope we'll have the pleasure of a third visit next time you're in Mougins. Best regards Leisa... More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

An eclectic mix of classical sculptures, armour and weapons, art from classical times and Ancient Egypt, presented in excellent modern premises with three floors. No expense has been spared in collecting a wide range of these artefacts and also more modern great art eg Rubens, Picasso and Warhol.

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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Very pleased to hear you enjoyed the variety of the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins' collection and its presentation. We really appreciate you taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. Best regards Leisa Paoli Présidente Directrice More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We looked in and almost did not go in. Tickets were 12 Euro each. We are so glad we did. Had a over 800 items of very old Egyptian, Greek, Roman and other cultures, from thousands of years ago to the modern. I particularly enjoyed the military Armour and sword collection on the 3rd floor. A tip, if you eat... More 

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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review

Dear Mark, So glad you did decide to come into the museum after all and that you appreciated the collection. We have a special promotion with L'Amandier until the end of the year that gives you not a free entry but a 30% reduction on your admission fee. Thanks for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

For a private collection with seemingly mismatched pieces the Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins hosts an amazing collection. The owner/curator has clearly gone to a lot of effort to inform visitors about each piece and the continuity of artistic themes. The ancient works are incredibly beautiful. Definitely visit if you have a chance! The museum and town are more impressive... More 

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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review. Yes you can really make a day trip of your visit to the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, with a lovely lunch in one of the many restaurants and a pleasant wander round the village's windy streets to discover art galleries and boutiques galore. Best regards Leisa Paoli Présidente Directrice More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is absolutely my kind of museum, and as others have mentioned it is a really good size so it feels very manageable and you have time to read most of the information panels. The Venus vitrine in particular is a highlight. I've been to many museums in the world but never one like this before. We were staying about... More 

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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca Many thanks for such an enthusiastic review, and for driving an hour to visit the museum! Yes it is nice to make a day out of it. The village is so pretty with it's many restaurants to choose from for a pleasant lunch and the numerous art galleries and boutiques to discover as you take a stroll around... More 

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