An Unmissable New Museum in Mougins
Mougins is a picture-perfect centuries-old hilltop village. Constructed like a spiral with ancient passageways lined with stone houses, it is now a magnet for craftspeople, artists and high-class restaurateurs.
But there’s an additional reason for visiting the village and that’s the Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins.
Continue reading here to discover why Lynne thinks this is one of the best museums in the South of France and one that you should not miss. The gallery collection of 700 works includes pieces from antiquity and more recent artists Chagall, Cézanne, Matisse and Picasso.
Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins
32 Rue Commandeur
06250 Vieux Village de Mougins
Tel:+33 (0)4 93 75 18 22
Pablo Picasso first discovered Mougins with his muse, Dora Marr, in 1935. Tempted by the proximity of the French Riviera and surrounded by unspoilt countryside, Picasso returned to Mougins in 1961. He established his atelier was in the building that is now the tourist office. He purchased the 35-room villa Notre Dame de Vie, and it was there where he died in 1973 at the age of 91. The villa is privately owned.