Nestled in the hills, the village of Mougins enjoys breathtaking views over Cannes, Grasse, the Valmasque forest, the Esterel Massif and the Préalpes. With its ancient history dating back to the pre-Roman era, picturesque charm and an international art reputation, Mougins is without a doubt one of the true gems in the hinterland of the Mediterranean.
Surrounded by forests and woodlands, yet just a 20 min drive from the legendary Croisette Boulevard, the village is a favourite haunt of many celebrities during the Cannes Film Festival. Numerous artists and famous people including Jean Cocteau, Yves Saint Laurent, Winston Churchill, Édith Piaf, and Pablo Picasso, have been seduced by its picturesque Vieux Village with enchanting medieval streets with fountains and wash houses.
With its stunning location, strong culinary tradition and numerous art galleries, Mougins is the perfect place for a magical holiday!
Dining in Mougins
Food lovers will appreciate exquisite dining experience in Mougins two gourmet restaurants- L'Amandier, a favourite of Picasso's, and the second is La Place du Mougins, both run by a two Michelin-starred chef. Real food enthusiasts can do a short cooking course offering by Moulins’ culinary school while exploring the area.
Art & Museums in Mougins
Interested in art? Mougins will not leave you disappointed. You can start with Museum of Classical Art, which houses a fascinating collection of over 800 pieces ranging from ancient Egypt to the present day, exhibiting the work of Chagall, Warhol, Rodin, Dalí, Cézanne, Picasso and many more. Entrance 12 €
If you prefer modern pieces make sure you visit Galerie d'art Lifetime displaying a great collection of fine contemporary artwork, paintings and sculptures by local and international artists. Free Entrance.
Fans of Picasso might enjoy André Villers Photography Museum, where can be found a collection of atmospheric local photographs featuring many famous artists including Picasso and Dalí to filmmakers such as Fellini and Buñel. Free Entrance.
Mougins Tourist Office
Where to go around Mougins
Go for a walk in Parc Etang de Fontmerle. This lovely park made up of commons and woodlands, with the biggest lotus pond in Europe is stretching all the way to Antibes. The park became a peaceful oasis for running and biking as well as a popular picnics place.