Mougins, France

Self Catering Mougins Holiday Homes, Villas and Gites to rent

Mougins is a village in the Alpes-Maritimes department of the Provence-Alpes-Cote D’azur region of South Eastern France.  It is located in the hills above Cannes, in the district of Grasse. Mougins is only a 15-minute drive from Cannes. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the village was a centre of floral production, producing lavender, roses and jasmine for the perfumeries in nearby Grasse – even today when you visit Mougins you’ll note that in the village centre there are pines, olives, and Cyprus trees.

When you rent a holiday gite in Mougins you’re staying 260 metres above sea level and can enjoy a 360-degree view of the Côte d'Azur. To the south- the Mediterranean Sea, to the northwest -the ancient village of Grasse, famous for its perfumeries, and to the northeast - the stunning mountains of the Maritime Alps. The village is also surrounded by the 427 hectares Valmasque Forest.

When you stay in a Mougins Holiday Villa know that it has a strong culinary history with important chefs as Alain Ducasse having managed restaurants in the village. Ducasse is associated with the restaurant L'Amandier - situated in the heart of the old village. Mougins hosts the annual 'International Gastronomy Festival of Mougins', every September in the village. The Church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur is also situated in the heart of the village and dates back to the 11th century.

When you stay in self catering accommodation in Mougin, make time to visit Mougins Museum of Classical Art (MMoCA) which opened in May 2011. It displays a private collection of around seven hundred two-thousand-year-old Roman, Greek and Egyptian antiquities. Artists with works in the museum include Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne, Degas, Dalí, Lautrec, Damien Hurst. The Museum of Photography in Mougins has a permanent collection of photographic portraits of Picasso, as well as many other artists of the period. Mougins has numerous golf courses, including the Royal Mougins Golf Resort and the Cannes-Mougins Golf Club.

To get to your Mougins Holiday Home: The nearest airport is Nice which welcomes all of the low-cost operates from the UK. Scheduled services also operate throughout the year with Air France, British Airways and Aer Lingus. A direct TGV train from Paris to Nice takes about 6 hours The A8 autoroute is the easiest way to access Mougins either from the west (Cannes, Aix-en-Provence) or from Italy. Journey time form the Eurotunnel or France’s northern ferry ports is 10 ½ hours (without breaks).

The Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region is renowned for its hot temperatures and pleasant climate throughout the year and especially for its sunny and dry weather during the summer months. The region benefits from 2835.5 sunshine hours a year and is the hottest place of France.