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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Denmark WA
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Denmark WA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
55 helpful votes 55 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

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