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Review of Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Mougins
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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.
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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“Breathtaking collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

How is it possible that such a quality collection of hundreds (thousands?) of priceless ancient artifacts should be found in this little town?!!! We were absolutely blown away by the collection. Never have seen something of this stature outside of the Met, the British Museum or Getty. And it was a lot better visiting this intimate place and being the only ones there besides a photographer. How is it possible that Mr. Everett has amassed all of these priceless objects himself?!! However he did it, we owe him great thanks for sharing it with the public. And it's a disciplined, deliberately curated, and well-explained collection. I enjoyed especially the huge array of ancient helmets. I had never imagined there would be so many styles. One if from 7 centuries B.C.! Lingering amid the marble busts of emperors, I really began to get a sense of their different personalities. And the huge number of ancient coins were so amazingly well preserved! I also loved the way the modern and contemporary (and even 17th century Rubens) works were interspersed because they fit the themes of the collection. There are two wonderful Cocteau plates with Orpheus and Mercury, a Lichtenstein lithograph of a temple, Calder's pyramids, a beautiful Warhol head of Venus, not to mention a Matisse drawing. Finally, the museum itself is gorgeous, clean and efficient with its elevator and its explanations.This collection is fabulous and worth a huge detour! thank you Mr. Levett!

Visited June 2014
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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Mary,
What a breathtaking review!
We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the museum and we hope your enthusiasm will incite fellow travellers and internauts to come to the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins when they are in the South of France!
Many thanks again for your kind words.
Best regards
Leisa Paoli
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“More art galleries....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

My friends and I wandered through Mougins and after visiting Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (which was good) we started finding small art galleries that are wonderful. You can find a gallery for any "genre" of art you love. My favourite was Galerie Bolore. I bought a lithograph which I love.

Visited March 2014
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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Molly,

Thanks for visiting the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins and taking the time to post a review.
The village is very pretty with it's many art galleries, boutiques and restaurants... one can really make a day out of it when visiting the museum and you're ticket is valid all day so you can even take a break for lunch and come back later!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“A fantastic historical collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

This is one of the most interesting museums that I have visited. The layout and explanations made it very easy to view this personal collection. The size of the museum was perfect and combined old with new in an interesting way. Staff were extremely helpful.

Visited May 2014
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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Susan
Many thanks for such a great review and I'm delighted you enjoyed the concept of displaying the antiquities amongst the neo-classical, modern and contemporary art.
I will pass on your complements to the team at the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins and we hope to see you again next time you're in the South of France.
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Leisa Paoli
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“excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

It is quite unbelievable that one man can own all these antiquities each one is displayed beautifully and each takes your breath away. The building, an old garage is also wonderful to see as it has been refurbished to hold these treasures.

Visited May 2014
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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Chris,
Yes the collection is quite breathtaking! I have the privilege of admiring it everyday and I can tell you that one never gets bored of it!
The building was actually a village house before the renovations to turn it into the museum began.
And even the architecture represents the museum's theme of juxtaposing antiquities and modern art, as we have maintained the original medieval facade but the interior design is very modern.
Please stop by again when you're next in the South of France and many thanks for posting your positive review of the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins.
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Leisa Paoli
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“An excellent small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

This well-laid-out museum presents in a fascinating way artistic objects from Egyptian, Greek and Roman times and their influence on more recent works of art. With good explanations in both French and English, interactive information on touch screens and an interesting collection of armory - we spent 2 wonderful hours there.

Visited May 2014
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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank you for such positive feedback and for coming to visit the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins.
I do hope you will come back and see us next time you're in the South of France.
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Leisa Paoli
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