Surrounded by forests and nested on a hilltop high above Cannes, the lovely medieval village of Mougins, once a floral production centre for Grasse perfumeries, is nowadays a trendy French Riviera resort with ritzy Michelin-starred restaurants, golf courses, art galleries, luxurious hotels and a plethora of recreational and leisure activities.
Narrow roads in the Vieux Village lined with ancient houses, colourful flowers, pines, olives, and cypress trees are a real pleasure for the eyes. The last refuge of Pablo Picasso, frequented and inhabited by Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Édith Piaf and other celebrities, Mougins has always been a home to creative elite.
World-renowned for its annual “International Gastronomy Festival of Mougins”, Mougins is an haute-cuisine haven with strong culinary traditions of its great chefs Roger Vergé, Alain Ducasse and Denis Fetisson, their legendary L'Amandier and La Place de Mougins restaurants. This reputed dining and luxury lifestyle destination is popular among Hollywood stars during the
Cannes Film Festival. For unforgettable dining experience, just head to the Michelin-starred Le Candille or savour Provencal dishes in Le Sot l’y Laisse. Try its wonderful Cote de Provence on a wine-tasting tour over its famous local wineries.
Jet-setters opt for golfing in the Golf Country Club de Cannes-Mougins or the Royal Mougins Golf and Resort. Numerous exhibitions, concerts and arts events can be attended throughout the year in Espace Culturel et Musée Maurice Gottlob. Blessed with the proximity to Cannes, Antibes and Grass, Mougins offers never-ending choice of entertainment. To learn about
perfume creation just visit the Musée International de la Parfumerie and Les Jardins du MIP in nearby Grasse. For utter relaxation, try spa treatments at the Royal Mougins spa, the Shiseido Spa or escape for a chic beach getaway to the Cannes’ most exclusive beach clubs.
The nearest Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is just 18 km from Mougins and can be reached by car or transferred to in style with a helicopter.