Mougins Destination Guide
Located only 15 minutes from Cannes and its beaches, Mougins offers a quality of life rather rare and very sought after. It is renowned for gastronomy, the arts and golf. The village has remained authentic with its narrow streets and historic buildings. It is one of the largest municipalities in France, where the forest extends for tens of kilometres. The picturesque view extends over the bay of Cannes, the islands of Lérins, Grasse and the Alps. This results in an exceptional, one of a kind setting. In Mougins there are two golf courses, which attracts many golf lovers. The grounds are prestigious and acclaimed worldwide.
Arts and culture also plays a big role in this village, with Picasso, Cocteau, Christian Dior and Catherine Deneuve along with other renowned individuals having bought a property here. This is undoubtedly one of the most agreeable corners of the azure coast. This is thanks to the tranquillity and its south facing exposure. The CIV, an international school, has seen a drastic increase in students from 1 700 to 2 600 in the last ten years owing to the area's growing popularity.
If you don’t mind a slight drive, you can visit Cannes. It is located only 6.7 km away. Cannes is perhaps one of the most popular destinations on The Riviera, with its combination of luxury, beauty and glamour. The Croisette famously offers luxury shopping, exclusive bars and restaurants and undeniably exquisite sandy beaches. Nice on the other hand is 31.7 km away via the A8 motorway.
The famous Promenade Des Anglais (Walkway of the English) is a wonderful place to walk, cycle or run and see the beautiful city on one side and the calm, picturesque ocean on the other. Do as the locals do and sit at a café and people watch. Alternatively, sit in the perfectly placed seats and benches and gaze out over the endless Mediterranean ocean. The Old Town is a must-see. There are numerous historical sites, cafés and quaint restaurants. The famous flower market selling not only a bright array of blooms, but fruit, vegetables, spices and other Provençal delicacies.
Mougins is a mere 25 minutes from Nice Cote d’Azure International airport via the A8 motorway, or by train from the nearest station in Cannes.