Discovery of the region
Mougins situated high above Cannes, it’s a medieval village built as a shell, its flowered allays are full of museums, art galery, crafts and original little shops. Celebrities as Edith Piaf, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Christian Dior or recently Rihanna made of this place their holiday spot.
Mougins, is the capital of arts and gastronomy renowned in the whole world. Ideally situated 20 minutes from Nice Airport, few minutes driving from La Croisette and the beaches of Cannes, and Grasse, the perfume city, where there is an easy living and a certain provençal charm.
Mougins surroundings benefit from a lot of different activities : forest walks, VTT, tennis, horse riding, golf, but also oenology and cooking lessons.
There are local markets taking place in each village.
Cannes seaside city if the French Riviera, famous for its International Film Festival. La Croisette, big boulevard along the Mediterranean cost is lined with sandy beaches, luxury boutiques and palaces. Beside the city tour with the tourist mini-train and the shopping, a lot of aquatic activities are available as well as the sea crossing to go to the Iles de Lérins. You can also find a lot of nightlife places. In July and August, you can enjoy the International Festival of Pyrotechnic Art. (8kms from Mougins)
Valbonne very nice old city with a charming hidden heart inside the fortification houses. The city center tour is very enjoyable thanks to a perfect refurbishment and upkeeping. You can go through nice shops as fashion, interior design, antiques. (7 kms from Mougins)
Grasse city known as the perfume capital, the perfumery museum in the city center glorify this art. It’s possible to visit the main perfumeries as Galimard, Molinard, Fragonard. Just a few minutes from Grasse, you can find the Saint Cezaire cave, with a 40 metres depth with its multicoloured waterfall. Through different floors accessible with stairs, you will be invited to an unique experience leaded by sound and light. (12 kms from Mougins)
Gourdon clung on the top of a cliff with 760 meters high, it’s an open window on the Gorges du Loup and the Mediterranean sea. Built behind an impressive castle surrounded by gardens designed by Lenôtre, the traditionnal houses have been well upkept and refurbished in this village where you can find a lot of craftspersons. On the road, at Le Pont du Loup, you can find La Confiserie Florian which creates delicious sweets from flowers and fruits from Provence. Free guided tour. (12 kms from Mougins)
Biot shady and flowered allays, stone houses draw an authentic character of Biot, where there are still glass-blowers working. Fernand Léger or Raymond Peynet left a remarkable artistic heritage. (12 kms from Mougins)
Antibes : surrounded by fortifications, the old town can be visited by walking to feel the atmosphere around the allays where you can find work shops, storekeeper, and wonderful facade illuminated by the sun. The very nice road of Le Cap d’Antibes, hides billionaires’ castle and beautiful houses. (25 kms from Mougins)
Saint Paul de Vence built on a rocky spur and surrounded by fortifications, Saint Paul de Vence offer a very enjoyable visit, work shops, art galeries or museums can be find in the heart of the charming allays. Many famous poets, author and painter decided to live there. (25 kms from Mougins)
Many villages between the mountain and sea can be discovered according to your walks.