Thursday, August 25, 2011 7:31 PM
©ATOUT FRANCE/ Emmanuel Valentin
The pretty French village of Mougins has long been associated with more leftfield celebrities than Cannes, its glamorous big sister up the road. Man Ray, Christian Dior, Edith Piaf and most notably Pablo Picasso are just a handful of the people who've passed through.
Picasso famously visited in 1936, and made a Mougins hotel owner royally furious by painting on the walls of his room. He later spent the last 12 years of his life in the town up until his death in 1973.
The Mougins Museum of Classical Art
opened in June, inspired by Picasso's love of classical art, archaeology and history. As well as several Picasso linocuts there's work on display by Matisse, Jean Cocteau and Rubens.
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