A commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in south-eastern France, Mougins is located on the heights of Cannes, in the district of Grasse. A 15-minute drive from Cannes, the village is surrounded by forests, such as the Valmasque forest. In the village there are pines, olives, and Cyprus trees. Mougins offers travellers an alternative if they want to be near the excitement of Cannes, but not right in the middle of it. This village is often considered a bedroom community to Cannes. Mougins has a strong culinary history. It hosts the annual International Gastronomy Festival of Mougins, which is an international gastronomic event that is held every September in the village.
Mougins has expanded into one of the main economic areas of the Riviera’s backcountry. It’s packed with gastronomic restaurants -- some with Michelin stars. It’s also a foodie heaven for self-catering visitors with the best fish shop -Poissonnerie Develay, and butcher - Boucherie Lerda, in the region. The tourism and commercial industry in the area enjoys a vast area of office space options.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Chapelle Notre-Dame de Vie, chemin de la Chapelle, is 1.5km (1 mile) southeast of Mougins. This chapel was once painted by Winston Churchill. However it is best known for the priory next door, where Picasso spent the last 12 years of his life. This priory was built in the 13th century, reconstructed in 1655 and still serves as an occasional home to Picasso’s heirs. L’Amandier de Mougins is a relatively inexpensive bistro that has a profound culinary history. Founded over a decade ago by the world-famous chef Roger Vergé, today the restaurant carries on, with new owners serving simple platters in the stone house. The specialties are based on traditional recipes. A few choices are gilt-head sea bream with lemon; roast chicken with gnocchi in a tomato and olive sauce; or magret of duckling with honey sauce and lemons, served with deliberately undercooked polenta.
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is located 23 km (14 miles) from Mougins. The smaller Cannes – Mandelieu Airport is within 11 km (7 miles). TGV rail services to the Gare de Cannes station is 9 km (5 ½ miles) away and provides access from major French cities, including Nice, Marseille, Lyon, Paris and Toulouse. Coach Service is found at the Gare Routière de Cannes, a station in the centre of the city, near the Town Hall and ferries coming from Bastia and Calvi in Corsica are available in the Nice harbour.