Mougins

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Follow in the footsteps of the rich and famous by visiting this scenic village in southern France. See sights that inspired some of the world’s most revered artists.

Mougins is an old hilltop village surrounded by forests of pines. Over the years, the scenic setting and tranquil atmosphere have attracted many artists and celebrities, including Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Christian Dior and Winston Churchill. Discover why they were so fond of the place when you visit galleries, museums, historical churches and explore the picturesque countryside.

Mougins is still a big draw with artists today. Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets to find studios, galleries and workshops where you can purchase original paintings, drawings and ceramics.

Continue your art exploration in the village’s museums. MACM Classic Art Museum displays pieces by Picasso, Jean Cocteau and Paul Cézanne as well as ancient works, such as Roman statues. Inside the Cultural Center and Gottlob Museum see works by Maurice Gottlob, a former village policeman turned painter.

Your walk through the village will also take you past many old churches and fountains. See Les Horts de la Salle Washhouse-Fountain, which used to be the source of the village's water until 1894.

Make your way over to the Chapelle Notre Dame de Vie. The current building dates back to 1655 and was much admired by Picasso. It was also featured in a painting by British statesman Winston Churchill.

Take advantage of the beautiful green spaces around the village. Enjoy forest and lakeside walks at Valmasque Park. Take the family to Eco’parc Mougins, a fun space dedicated to sustainable development with a woodland, exhibitions about green projects and a playground for children.

Golf enthusiasts can work on their swing surrounded by gorgeous scenery. The Royal Mougins Golf Club to the west of the village is set among forests and hills, while at the Cannes-Mougins Golf Club there are good views of the Southern Alps.

Mougins is situated between the perfume capital of Grasse and the glitzy coastal cities of Cannes and Antibes. Fly to Cannes Mandelieu Airport or Nice Cote d’Azur Airport, which are both around 20 minutes away by car. Stay for the scenic splendor, historical buildings and captivating art collections.

Where to stay in Mougins

Hotel Villa Sophia
Hotel Villa Sophia
3 out of 5
348 Avenue De La Valmasque, Mougins, Alpes-maritimes
The price is £83 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated in Mougins, this golf hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Promenade de la Croisette, Palace of Festivals and Conferences and International Perfume Museum. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (61 reviews)
Nice hotel very modern okay location
"Very modern hotel great facilities very clean however the location of rooms 104 to 108 being situated next to the main road make these very noisy during peak hours of traffic."

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

Hotel Villa Sophia
Le Mas Candille
Le Mas Candille
5 out of 5
Boulevard Clement Rebuffel, Mougins
The price is £173 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
This family-friendly Mougins hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Sophia Antipolis and Mougins Museum of Classical Art. Promenade ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (174 reviews)
Needs improvement but overall a good value choice
"Needs updating. Our room had noise from restaurant below. The new staff need more training. Restaurant needs to be better prepared for vegans."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2021

Le Mas Candille
La Lune de Mougins
La Lune de Mougins
3 out of 5
1082 Avenue du General de Gaulle, Mougins, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £114 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cannes-Mougins Golf Club and Sophia Antipolis. Mougins Museum of Classical Art and Eco'parc ...
4.1/5Very Good! (214 reviews)
"The bed was the worst! I believe it was probably an original from when the hotel was originally established. Spring poking up through mattress 😕 Food was also way overpriced. A bowl of risotto was 23 euro. Insane."

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2019

La Lune de Mougins
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Privilège Hôtels & Resorts, Domaine de Mai
Privilège Hôtels & Resorts, Domaine de Mai
4 out of 5
29 Chemin du Chateau, Mougins
The price is £76 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Situated in Mougins, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mougins Museum of Classical Art and Museum of Photography. Cannes-Mougins Golf Club and Eco'parc ...
4.3/5Excellent! (119 reviews)
"Parfait !!!! accueil idéal et chambres propres et spacieuses"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2020

Privilège Hôtels & Resorts, Domaine de Mai
LE MAS DES CABRIERES VI4184
LE MAS DES CABRIERES VI4184
Boulevard de la Corniche, 201, Mougins, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Situated in Mougins, this villa is within 3 miles (5 km) of Sophia Antipolis, Royal Mougins Golf Club and Mougins Museum of Classical Art. Midi Beach is 2.8 ...
LE MAS DES CABRIERES VI4184
Romantic Apartment with Private Roof Terrace - Sea, Village & Mountain views
Romantic Apartment with Private Roof Terrace - Sea, Village & Mountain views
29 rue des Lombards, Mougins, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Located in Mougins Town Centre, this romantic apartment building is steps away from Mougins Museum of Classical Art and Sophia Antipolis. Cannes-Mougins Golf ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
A perfect stay in beautiful Mougins
"An extremely well equipped apartment. Wonderful views from the rooftop terrace of the surrounding countryside with mountains in the far distance. Good choice of restaurants and cafes in the village. The walk from the car park is a little steep but we didn’t find this a problem."

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019

Romantic Apartment with Private Roof Terrace - Sea, Village & Mountain views
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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