What is it about the hilltop village of Mougins that has so enthralled artists and great chefs? Is it the lovingly restored Provencal houses? The narrow, winding streets? The abundant greenery that bursts into flowers each spring? Maybe it's the entrancing views over the Valmasque forest.
Whatever the secret, Mougins is certainly the destination of choice for epicures of all stripes. Its restaurants offer the finest dining on the Cote d'Azur; several have received coveted Michelin stars and several more are just very, very good. Foodies shouldn't miss the International Gastronomy Festival every September.
Back in the day, Mougins was the final home of Picasso before his death and a favorite haunt of artist Man Ray and notables such as Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Catherine Deneuve . Now it's known for art galleries, fine handicrafts shops and an excellent Photography Museum. The newest museum is the Museum of Classical Art which has an extensive selection of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt as well as selected interpretations of classical works by modern artists such as Keith Haring and Picasso.
Where to Eat
Le Candille in the hotel,Le Mas Candille, and Le Moulin de Mougins have each received one Michelin star but there are other fine restaurants in Mougins. Try L'Amandier de Mougins, Le Bistrot de Mougins, Le Clos St Basile and Le Jardin in the Hotel de Mougins.
Getting to Mougins
Take the A8 autoroute to the Cannes exit and follow the signs.
Take bus line 600 that runs from Cannes to Grasse and stops at Mougins.
Tourist Information in Mougins
The tourist office at 15 Avenue Jean-Charles Mallet distributes a free town map and tourist guide.
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