Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, Mougins

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Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins displays ancient, Neoclassical, modern, and contemporary art side by side to show the lasting influence of the ancient world. Many visitors come to view the huge collection of ancient armor and war machinery. The rest of the diverse collection of antiquities includes Roman, Greek, and Egyptian sculpture, vases, coins, and jewelry. Christian Levett, a British businessman and collector, opened the small but elaborate gallery in 2011. To visit Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins and other attractions in Mougins, use our Mougins trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 6, 2017
    This is an extraordinary museum plumb in the middle of Mougins in the south of France.. Quite new, in very nice condition, and pleasing to walk from floor to floor. It is small, but intense, and we kn...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    The point about this comment is that it consists of a private collection, so far as I understand, and the huge amount of artefacts put together by one man who is not a Museum professional and therefor...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    This is a simply spectacular collection of armour and weaponary that has seen battlefields 2,000 years ago! It now rests beautifully presented in a stunning museum. As well as armour there is a fascin...  more »
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  • November 13, 2016
    A little gem in the middle of nowhere :) really worth a visit, everything is in English and French including many touch screens. Stunning building inside. You can go in and out as many times as you like during the day.
  • April 15, 2017
    Excellent and well organized collection. A real gem in Mougins!
  • August 11, 2016
    An unbelievable collection. A real gem of a museum that displays its pieces in a refreshing manner, placing contemporary artist alongside the classics. Definitely a must-visit place.
  • November 19, 2013
    The South of France is littered with great museums, and I've visited a lot of them in 2013. But of them all the Musée d'Art Classique is the sole to give you a morning-sized visit of such eclecticism and excellence. You want Greek, Roman or Egyptian antiquities? It has them. Old Masters? By the yard. Art by the twentieth century greats associated with the region? Yup, those too. Cutting edge contemporary? Plenty of that as well. Which could make it sound superficial. It isn't. There is an intellectual underpinning to the museum layout that becomes apparent as you wander past art of different eras that is juxtaposed in an imaginative and attractive manner. Think a rich stock of the British Museum and Tate Modern reduced, intensified and served under the sun of the south of France. Indispensable.
  • September 7, 2017
    Quick visit, very well kept exhibition. When people ask me what a museum visit combining history and art, I think this one now
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