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Mougins

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Located between Cannes and Grasse, in the Alpes-Maritimes department, the commune of Mougins takes place only a few kilometers from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Crossed by the famous Napoleon road, which links Cannes to Grenoble, it is one of the five cities that created Sophia-Antipolis with Antibes, Vallauris, Valbonne and Biot.

Since its origins, the city of Mougins has an agricultural vocation. Village since the Middle Ages, she is known especially for her jasmine productions used in neighboring perfumeries. It was not until the 20th century that the commune became a center of tourism in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-D'azur region. A city of luxury and prestige, it is now divided into several districts, such as the old medieval village or the modern city.

Lovers of old stones will be seduced by the architectural heritage of Mougins, as well as by the many museums. The town also has preserved nature in its surroundings, perfect for hiking or cycling.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMougins
Postcode06250
Latitude43.6023319 (N 43° 36’ 8”)
Longitude7.0064910 (E 7° 0’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 32m to 269m
Surface area25.64 km²
Population18819 inhabitants
Density733 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (19.9 mi, 28 min)
Insee code06085
IntercommunalityCA Cannes Pays de Lérins
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
TerritoryAlps, French Riviera
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Mouans-Sartoux2.5 mi (8 min)
La Roquette-sur-Siagne3.4 mi (8 min)
Le Cannet3.7 mi (10 min)
Valbonne4.1 mi (12 min)
Cannes4.2 mi (11 min)
Vallauris4.7 mi (13 min)
Pégomas5.5 mi (13 min)
Auribeau-sur-Siagne6.3 mi (16 min)
Mandelieu-la-Napoule7 mi (10 min)
Opio7.2 mi (18 min)
Golfe-Juan7.3 mi (17 min)
Juan-les-Pins7.6 mi (20 min)
Antibes7.8 mi (21 min)
Biot7.9 mi (19 min)

Things to see and do

The Notre-Dame-de-Vie chapel, dating from the 16th century, is part of the Historic Monuments. In Romanesque style, it was partly rebuilt in the following century. Sanctuary to respite, it was notably painted by Winston Churchill. Built on an ancient Roman temple, it reveals in its inner courtyard a gigantic tomb for the Guinness family. The Saint-Barthélémy chapel is also worth a visit. Of octagonal form, it would be a survival of the martyria of primitive Christianity. Desacralized to the French Revolution, the Saint-Bernardin chapel of the Penitents-Blancs serves as a town hall for the commune.

The ramparts of Mougins, of which there are still some vestiges, are also registered with the Historic Monuments.

In the old village, you will be seduced by the medieval houses that attracted many artists in their time, like Picasso, Cocteau or Paul Eluard. Nicknamed the garden city, it also unveils beautiful neo-provencal villas and hosts many workshops by artists and other art galleries.

Situated on the edge of the Valmasque departmental park, the Fontmerle lake covers more than five hectares. It is an ideal place to walk and admire the local fauna. In the park you can also enjoy a botanical trail with labeling, as well as a network of mountain bike trails and a sports trail.

Built in the 14th century, the castle of Currault takes place on the ZAC Saint-Martin. A former farmhouse located at the crossroads of Roman roads, as evidenced by the remains found on site, it houses a 17th century kitchen and vaulted cellars.

The museum of photography André Villers pays tribute to the Spanish genius through a collection of old cameras and portraits, notably by Pablo Picasso.

The Maurice Gottlob Museum, for its part, presents the most beautiful pictorial works of this former town-keeper of the city.

The Mougins Museum of Classical Art has many ancient works, as well as the largest private collection of ancient weapons and armor in the world. Several hundred works of art complete the building.

A small museum of local history presents, through various objects and other original documents, the history of this part of France.

The town also has a golf course appreciated for its natural and preserved environment.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

An Italian market is organized in June to discover all the gastronomy of our neighboring transalpine.

In May, place at the Eden party on ecology and recycling.

The International Gastronomy Festival is held in June with many culinary demonstrations of world-renowned chefs.

The Saint-Barthélémy, patronal festival of Mougins, takes place at the end of August.

The organ festival offers its concerts in October.

Detailed information

Les Etoiles de Mougins
The annual event for gastronomy in FranceFrom 6 to 7 june 2020

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Weather

Sunday 16 july
Min. 21°C - Max. 29°C
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Monday 17 july
Min. 23°C - Max. 29°C
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Tuesday 18 july
Min. 23°C - Max. 28°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Return-Crossing to Sainte Marguerite Island – Departing from Cannes
Entertainment14 € Cannes (3.8 mi)
Sunset in a yacht: Private Excursion Leaving from Cannes
Nature and the great outdoors161 € Cannes (4 mi)
Private Yacht Cruise – Departing from Cannes
Nature and the great outdoors158 € Cannes (4 mi)
Watercolor workshop for beginners
Arts and Crafts99 € Cannes (4.1 mi)
Initiation to Perfume Creation – Galimard Perfumery in Grasse
Arts and Crafts53 € Grasse (4.4 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Super Cannes
HikeEasy2h00Cannes (3.5 mi)
The Brague
HikeEasy3h00Biot (4.8 mi)
Chemin des Douaniers
HikeEasy2h00Antibes (6.1 mi)
The Tanneron Ridges
HikeIntermediate4h30Tanneron (6.6 mi)
Paradise Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Bar-sur-Loup (6.9 mi)

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