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Visit Mougins for Art and Gastronomy

A few kilometres inland from Cannes, in the South of France, lies the picturesque medieval town of Mougins. With its charming narrow streets and creative vibe, Mougins is a drawcard for artists, designers and actors. The town is famous for its inviting museums, galleries and lively art scene.

Mougins Means Art

“Our splendid galleries of Egyptian, Greek and Roman material have had such a profound impact through history that these great civilisations have inspired countless generations of artists to record and reinterpret their ideas of the ancient world.” ~ The Mougins Museum of Classical Art

Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins (MACM) (website)
The collection juxtaposes ancient, neoclassical, modern and contemporary art.
32 Rue Commandeur
06250 Vieux Village de Mougins
Telephone: +33(0)4 93 75 18 22

Pablo Picasso first discovered Mougins with his muse, Dora Marr, in 1935. Tempted by the proximity of the French Riviera and surrounded by unspoilt countryside, Picasso returned to Mougins in 1961. He established his atelier was in the building that is now the tourist office. He purchased the 35-room villa Notre Dame de Vie, and it was there where he died in 1973 at the age of 91. The villa is privately owned.

Musée de la Photographie André Villers
Porte Sarrazine (Saracen Door)
06250 Mougins

Professional photographer André Villers donated his work to the city of Mougins. The museum’s photo collection depicts spontaneous scenes of Picasso’s creative environment captured by Villers.

New Artistic Venue

Scène 55 is a purpose-built facility dedicated to cultural presentations. The 3,057 m² building contains a large theatre, a music school, artist’s workshops and specialty designed space for puppeteers.

55, Chemin de Faissole
06250 Mougins
Telephone: +33 (0)4 92 92 55 67

Dining Out in Mougins

One might say that Mougins is like dining with the stars, or maybe better put surrounded by rising stars. In the 1970s, the town’s gastronomic reputation soared with 11 macarons in the Michelin guide. Two of France’s grand chefs Alain Ducasse and Roger Vergé, ran restaurants in Mougins. Vergé opened le Moulin de Mougins in 1969. The restaurant is operating today with head chef Denis Fétisson guiding the culinary direction.

With over 40 restaurants in Mougins, the problem is making a choice.

La Place de Mougins
41 Place du Commandant Lamy
06250, Mougins
Telephone: +33 (0)4 93 90 15 78

L’Amandier de Mougins (Roger Vergé’s second restaurant)
48 Av Jean-Charles Mallet
06250, Mougins
Telephone: +33 (0)4 93 90 00 91
Mirabeau is delighted with the listing of our Etoile rosé and Dry Rosé Gin.

Launched in 2006, Le Festival Les Etoiles de Mougins (International Gastronomy Festival of Mougins) was “cooked” up by Roger Vergé. This convergence of the gastronomic world takes place over a weekend, attracting notable chefs and 1,000s of food lovers.

Le Festival Les Etoiles de Mougins (website)
June 13-14, 2021

Mougins Visitor information

Circling on a hilltop, the medieval beginnings of Mougins are evident in its delightful streets and the remains of the fortified walls. Only 15 minutes from the glittering coastal city of Cannes and 10km from the French perfume capital Grasse, Mougins is well worth a visit. This town delivers an attractive collection of art (galleries, museums and studios) and gourmet food.

Admire the expansive view of the Côte d’Azur and the Lérins Islands.

Population: 19,473 (2017)

Mougins Tourist Office
39 Place des Patriotes
06250 Mougins, France
Telephone: +33(0)4 92 92 14 00

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