Mougins is a pretty little hill top town, located just fifteen minutes by road from Cannes and eight km from Grasse, the perfume capital of France. Known as a capital of Gastronomy and the French “arte de vivre”, Mougins, surrounded by forest, dominates towns and villages towards the base of the Alps.
What to do and see in Mougins
In the village you will find plenty of pine, olive and cypress trees and lots of restaurants. There are also many art galleries.The medieval streets are arranged in a circle, so you don’t really need a map here!
- Port Sarrazine – with remnants of the Medieval walls of the town
- 11th century Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur
- Musee d’histoire locale – shows the ancient village
- Photography Museum
- 12th century Notre Dame de Vie chapel where Pablo Picasso lived and worked during the last 12 years of his life.
Where to eat
Because Mougins is known for its gastronomy, here are a few good addresses for dinner
- Moulin de Mougins (situated in a refurbished 16th century mill)
- La Brasserie de la Mediterranee (very relaxed atmosphere, chic brasserie)
- Le rendez-vous de Mougins (Franco-Italian cuisine)
- La Cave de Mougins (Wine bar, snacks, tearoom, delicatessen)
By Darina Nykl who lives in Holland where she works in a hospital and is an author. She blogs about the stories she is writing which are mostly set in Amsterdam, Paris, Provence and the Cote d’Azur, places that inspire her: darinanykl.com