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Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

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Address: 32 Rue Commandeur, 06250 Mougins, France
Phone Number: +33 4 93 75 18 22
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Description: Discover, in the heart of the old village of Mougins, how the beauty of...
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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A real gem ! Don't miss it .

This brand new museum opened in 2011 and gives you the opportunity to admire Roman , Greek or Egyptian antiques as well as modern painting from Picasso or Matisse. It's absolutely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Lutry, Vaud, Switzerland
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Lutry, Vaud, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This brand new museum opened in 2011 and gives you the opportunity to admire Roman , Greek or Egyptian antiques as well as modern painting from Picasso or Matisse. It's absolutely wonderful. Modern and at the same time a breathtaking view from every window.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This tiny museum is a 'must see' for anyone interested in art - ancient and modern. The collection is wonderful. I really enjoyed the Greek and Roman sculptures. However, the exhibits that left me 'open mouthed' with astonishment were the ancient arms and armour on the top floor. A fully inclusive chronology of Greek and Italian armour from the seventh... More 

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Espergaerde
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Fantastic place. A bit of Louvre relocated to Mougins. A rich British broker and art collector has made his collection available to the general public. Classic art intermixed with some modern pieces. Egyptian, Roman, Greek art presented in a welcoming atmosphere. A real gem. Not to be missed!!

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Denmark WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

What an amazing collection of archaeolgical artifacts from BC and the early centuries AD. The museum is relatively new and we found it quite by accident. The entry fee is worth every Euro, so don't be discouraged.by that. Educational, interesting and very well presented so no need for prior knowledge of the history of those years.

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

Dear Lesley Many thanks for visiting the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins and especially for taking the time to post such a great review on Trip Advisor. Our visitors' feedback is essential to us and it is always wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your MACM experience. Best regards Leisa Paoli President More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What a brilliant gallery. Stopped off at this four floor museum and spent hours there soaking it all in. From Roman busts to Damien Hirst skulls and the levitating Egyptian sarcophagus at the far end, it was a real joy to see. Really originally put together and well planned out, I would advise anyone to go see this exhibition! Alex... More 

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

Dear Alexander Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time spent in the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins and many thanks for taking the time to post your great review. Here's hoping it will incite your fellow internauts to visit our unique museum situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Mougins. Best regards Leisa Paoli President More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Although I've been to Mougins many times during the summer months, I've only just discovered the Museum. There are a lot of exhibits packed into the small building and I really enjoyed my visit. I will certainly return for a follow up, once I've had a look at the guide book again.

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

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor and we look forward to seeing you again soon at the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins. During the summer months we stay open until 8pm so you can visit after a day on the beach or before going on for a delightful dinner in the village. Best regards Leisa Paoli President More 

Nice, France
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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We have been coming to Mougins since the late 80's, this old fortress has changed a lot. The new museum is a welcome change. Staff are friendly, the museum has a potential of perhaps adding more. Pablo Picasso's work of arts considering he stayed there for a brief time. The Henry Matisse work of arts is mediocre, the Romans, Greek... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write about your visit to the museum. This is the first time that I have personally felt compelled to answer a client criticism, of which there have been very few. I must disagree with your point that the Matisse works are 'mediocre'. One must remember that, as the name suggests, this is a... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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

Dear Francesca Many thanks for your positive review of the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. I have passed on your compliments to the museum staff and have locked away the radio guilty of interfering with the classical music in reception! Best regards Leisa Paoli President More 

Mougins, France
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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