Accueil Hotel Mougins History


Le Mas Candille hotel and spa is located in the medieval village of Mougins, 10 minutes from Cannes and half an hour from Nice Cote d’Azur Airport.

Mougins is a typical French Riviera village of shady lanes and petite Provencal houses.
The numerous art galleries and restaurants here ensure a lively ambiance both day and night. Mougins enjoys both a unique setting and a special luminosity that has drawn many artists, including Picasso, who had a workshop here the last fifteen years of his life.

Gastronomy and art could be considered the village watch words, as Mougins hosts many artistic and cultural events each year.


Pablo Picasso is probably the most famous artist who has lived in Mougins. He spent the last 15 years of his life in Mougins with his wife, in  Notre-Dame-de-Vie, which was also his final workshop, overlooking the Bay of Cannes. He invited to Mougins his most famous friends such as Jean Cocteau and Paul Elluard.


Opened in June 2011, the Mougins Museum of Classical Art further enriches the village’s wealth of cultural experiences to savour.  The museum’s large and diverse collection of antiquities includes Roman, Greek and Egyptian vases, sculptures, coins, and jewellery, and also the world’s largest private collection of ancient arms and armour.
This museum has been nominated for the “European Museum of the year” award, and houses paintings and drawings by artists such as Salvordor Dali, Picasso and Damien Hirst.


Mougins has a strong culinary history with such great chefs having managed restaurants in the village. In 2011, the town of Mougins was granted the “Ville & Métiers d'Art” label for Gastronomy. One of the highlights of Mougins calendar is the International Festival of Gastronomy in September, which brings together a galaxy of starred chefs.

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