Mougins is without doubt one of the most wonderful places to visit on the French Riviera.
Only 15 minutes from Cannes, this superb medieval village is set amongst pines, olives and cyprus trees.
Surrounded by forests (the Valmasque forest covers 427 hectares) Mougins has kept the quality of its environment intact, and offers visitors, from the height of 260 metres, a panoramic view of the "baie de Cannes", the Lerins islands, Grasse and the "Préalpes".
As soon as you arrive in the village, you will be seduced by the charm of the narrow roads, bordered by colourful flowers and superb ancient houses.
Picturesque door-ways with each stone carefully restored, beautifully designed window-frames... there's a delightful detail everywhere you look!
With the imprint of the past subtly conserved, the harmony of the colours and quality of light has seduced many artists and celebrities who have chosen to stay in Mougins, including Picasso (who spent the last 15 years of his life here), Cocteau, Fernand Léger, Paul Eluard, Man Ray, Winston Churchill, Christian Dior, Catherine Deneuve, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel.. amongst others. Mougins has always had close links with the art and cultural world..
On the village outskirts, luxurious properties are hidden behind magnificent Mediterranean parks and gardens.
It is not just by chance that Mougins today continues to be one of the "must-sees" on the French Riviera.
While you are near the coast and all its cultural events, at the same time you can take advantage of the quieter life found inland - although Mougins has two golf-courses, more than 40 restaurants,20 art galleries and studios, not to mention its enchanting ambience.
What to see
Visit the old town and fountains.
St Jacques le Majeur church. St Barthelemy Chapel.
Photography museum. Eco Parc Mougins.
18 art studios, galleries or exhibitions.
Swimming pool. Tennis. Squash.
Horse-racing. Golf course.
Holiday rentals - Furnished apartments.