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“MUST see...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
32 Rue Commandeur, 06250 Mougins, France
0493751865
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Mougins
Type: Art Museums
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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.
Paris, France
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“MUST see...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This small private museum..is a treasure..ancient and modern art & artifacts mixed in great lighting and display....... the interactive video is fabulous....you could spend hours looking at things..
in English & French...only open 2 years......A MUST SEE
and Mougins is artists...cafes...and beautiful streets.....a must see on the Riviera

Visited June 2013
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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Dear Raenette
Wow, very flattered by such a great review!!
Thank you very much for sharing this on Trip Advisor and we hope to see you again if you come back to Mougins.
Best regards
Leisa Paoli
Directrice Adjointe
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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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“quite expenisve but worth the visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

set in the very pretty village of Mougins. Open all day unlike other attractions.. set on 4 floors - contrasts the old and the new approaches to art & the fighting armies of Romans and Greek. Some fabulous modern art (Picasso, Cocteau, Hirst) in comparison to vintage art. Compares Egyptian/Greek/Roman art and then has a display of armour. good interactive screens would be helpful to keep children interested, No photography unless you pay extra. Small shop.

Visited June 2013
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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Dear Jaqui,
Thank you for rating the museum on Trip Advisor and I trust you felt that it was money well spent after discovering the richness of the collection :-)
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Leisa Paoli
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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“Great for the family!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

After an excellent lunch in Mougins we went into the museum expecting something quite small and old fashioned. It was the opposite!

Very modern, excellent displays, interesting descriptions (in English and French).

Great for kids - with exhibits like ancient Mummy's, Armour and Roman Artefacts. It was a very enjoyable couple of hours.

Highly recommend it for adults and kids!

Visited May 2013
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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Louise,

Delighted that you were pleasantly surprised by the museum and that you and your family enjoyed your visit.
Many thanks for taking the time to post your review which we hope will incite future visitors to come to the MACM.

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Leisa Paoli
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Grasse, France
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“not up to expctations”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This museum is not what they pretend to be one of this one of that
If you like ancient armor you might like it.

Visited June 2012
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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Sir,

We are sorry to hear that the museum did not live up to your expectations.
Allows us to offer you a guided tour the next time you are in Mougins when we can hopefully draw your attention to the richness of the collection exhibited at the MACM.

Yes we do have the largest private collection in the world of ancient Greek & Roman armour on the top floor of the museum, but the three other floors display art & artefacts from ancient Egypt, Greece & Rome.
These ancient themes and styles are echoed in the work of artists who lived in and around Mougins, such as Pablo Picasso, Francis Picabia, Jean Cocteau, Arman, Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy and Marc Chagall, all of which are represented in the museum.
These works are enhanced by the splendid Roman portraits painted by Peter Paul Rubens, and the classical themes of Antoine Caron, Alessandro Turchi, and Frederick van Valkenborch.
Even contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley and Marc Quinn blend perfectly within the arrangement of ancient and modern that makes the concept of the MACM unique.

We have been nominated for 4 international museum awards in just the last two years since we opened, including the 2013 European Museum of the Year award, the only museum in France to be nominated. We have won two of those four nominations, one of which was against global competition.

If you do decide to give the museum a second chance we will look forward to meeting you then.

Kind regards

Leisa Paoli
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“A hillside treasure of treasures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This beautiful hillside treasure chest set in the heart of magical Mougins houses a truly mesmerising collection of exemplary and compelling artwork and antiquities through the ages. Ingeniously designed, with the most intricate detail and thought having gone into showing-casing each and every piece to really maximise their resplendence in these unique surroundings. Brightly shining medieval coins, the most fantastical of ancient Grecian helmets, an astounding Egyptian crypt of wonders, and complete with a haunting (haunted if tales are to be believed), statue commanding unspoken yet respectful gazes from his admirers. Each subject is as beautiful as the next. Level upon level of masterpieces old and new all accessed by a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory glass elevator lift! Wonder-pieces abound for children, complete with dynamic interaction plasma screens to get one and all truly involved in historic action. The Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins is a masterpiece of every age, for every age.

Visited February 2013
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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear Jojo,
Wow! Thanks for this beautiful description of the museum!
Great to know that all the attention to detail does not go a miss and we hope you will pay us another visit next time you are in Mougins.
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Leisa Paoli
Directrice adjointe
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