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Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

32 Rue Commandeur, 06250 Mougins, France
0493751865
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Mougins
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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.... more » 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. « less
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 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

Exeter, United Kingdom
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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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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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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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

Reading
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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

Aldridge, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What an incredible collection is housed at this museum. Definitely go visit if you have the chance to

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

Dear Liz Thanks for this great review! Lets hope your fellow internauts follow your advice! Best regards Leisa Paoli Présidente Directrice More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This museum centres on Ancient Greece and Rome, providing historical artefacts, famous modern art influenced by the period and interactive videos. The best thing is it's pretty small so it can be done within an hour.

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

Dear Connie, Yes the good thing about the Musée d'Art classique de Mougins is you can spend the time you want, as you said, you can get a good visit in an hour but if you do want to spend more time studying the various aspects of the collection your ticket is valid all day so you can go and... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

One of the best museums we have visited - not so large that it is exhausting to see everything, but packed full of fascinating artifacts including egyptian, roman and greek objects that would not look out of place in a major national collection. Written descriptions and touch-screen guides provide comprehensive information in a choice of languages, and a lift runs... More

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

So glad you enjoyed your time at the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins and appreciated the museum's layout and collections. Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. Best regards Leisa Paoli Présidente Directrice More

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