Double Delight at Mougins Village

The picturesque village of Mougins offers ‘double delight’ to holiday villa renters in the South of France.

There are not many holiday destinations which tick all the boxes, but the charming village of Mougins on the Cote d’Azur comes very close.  Just 15 minutes’ drive inland from Cannes and half an hour from Nice airport, Mougins is the first hilltop village which rises from the coast. The stunning panoramic views made it an obvious fortress location during Roman and medieval times.  Today, apart from its visual charms - winding cobbled streets, pretty stone houses and a view to die for – there are two big reasons to come to Mougins: ART and FOOD.

Mougins artistic claim-to-fame started in the 20thCentury when artists Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger set up studios in the village. The fabulous Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM) links the village’s ancient and modern heritage displaying Roman and Greek antiquities alongside classically influenced works of Picasso, Cezanne, Matisse, Degas, Dufy and Lautrec among others.  And the art scene in Mougins is still alive and flourishing. Works of contemporary artists can be seen in studios and galleries throughout the village.

The food culture came later to Mougins, when top chefs Alain Ducasse and Roger Vergé established their reputation at l’Amandier and managed restaurants in the village.  L’Amandier is now run by Denis Fetisson who is also head chef at La Place de Mougins (previously Le Feu Follet frequented by Picasso).  There are many other contenders to the culinary crown such as favourites La Gaudinade, Le Petit Fouet and the Michelin-starred Paloma. Every September, Mougins hosts a major gastronomic event, ‘the International Gastronomy Festival of Mougins', or 'Les Étoiles de Mougins', attracting chefs, foodies and holiday makers from around the world.

Our specialists in the French Riviera are at your disposal to help you find the ideal rental villa in Mougins for the summer of 2019.