Christmas is just around the corner…are you excited yet?
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, and however you may do so, Christmas is a fantastic excuse to take some time off for yourself, reconnect with family and friends, and welcome the winter in style. Christmas festivities differ around the world, but you can’t go wrong with a holiday season filled with food, drinks, gifts, and shared experiences.
Here at Le Mas Candille, we’re dedicated to getting you the most out of this holiday season.
Christmas is widely celebrated in France, and the country is well-known for its seasonal festive markets, proximity to the Alpes mountain range, and its exquisite food. What better way to launch the festivities than getting Le Mas Candille in Mougins involved in the fun?
With so much to offer you and your loved ones, Le Mas Candille will help to kick off your celebrations and make sure you have everything you need for the perfect Christmas.
UNFORGETTABLE GIFTS FROM LE MAS CANDILLE
Do you already know what gift you are getting for your partner/parent/sibling/child/friend? Do you know what you are getting for all of them? And… have you thought about getting a gift for yourself? Woah, that’s a long list of people you want to buy gifts for…that could get overwhelming pretty fast.
Fortunately, Le Mas Candille has more than one solution for you, because we have something to offer everybody.
WINTER HOLIDAYS IN FRANCE
Consider gifting a loved one a peaceful weekend away on the French Riviera. Enjoy a temperate winter by walking along the Mediterranean coast with a gorgeous view of the snow-capped Alpes. Sample incredible local wines and the delicious gastronomic cuisine. Visiting the French Riviera in winter has a lot to offer all guests, and it makes for a truly memorable Christmas gift.
Or, adapt this gift to include the whole family: are you looking to make the most out of your holidays to spend some quality time with your loved ones? Le Mas Candille’s many beautiful adjoining rooms will cater to parents’ needs, while the Riviera hosts a multitude of fun family activities. Though the French Riviera is largely associated with sunny, warm beaches and heat, the French Riviera in winter is a beautiful time to visit as you can take full advantages of the clear vistas without suffering the loud crowds or inflated prices of the summertime. Our excellent reception team can guide you to family-friendly indoor and outdoor activities to give you the best of both worlds.
SPA CHRISTMAS GIFTS FROM LE MAS CANDILLE
Le Mas Candille also caters to those in need of a good pampering… and we’re sure you can think of at least three people who would benefit from a spa day, treatment or access to a range of products to revive and unwind them! We offer a full range of ESPA treatments, from facials to hot stone massages, as well as full day spa breaks for those who have had a busy year. Spa Christmas gifts are a great way to gift someone with the opportunity to unwind and relax. What better way to show appreciation to a close friend, relative, or even business contact, than by offering them some me-time?
And if you’re looking for a smaller but still meaningful touch, check out our range of luxury organic NEOM products, for a gift that keeps on giving. Don’t forget, it’s important that you treat yourself. You’ve definitely deserved that steam and facial!
GIFTS FOR FOODIES
Now, for the foodies. Can you think of anyone who would fancy a beautifully concocted gastronomic meal, accompanied by a stunning view of the Alpes? Now that’s a tough one.
Again, if you are looking for a smaller touch, why not gift our Afternoon Tea? The same beautiful view and a lovely, lazy afternoon sampling French delicacies.
Are you looking for a gift for someone who has already visited Le Mas Candille? Gift them a beautiful reminder of their time spent with us with striking jewellery by the renowned artist Marion Burkle, who you may know as the author of the iconic sculpture on Le Mas Candille’s terrace.
Now that you’ve taken care of your gifts, let’s explore the magic Mougins and its surroundings have to offer at Christmas time.
A SECLUDED SPOT IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE ALPS
Mougins is located at the heart of the French Riviera, between the mountains and the sea. You couldn’t be better placed than Mougins for the perfect Christmas break. Fancy a laid-back weekend on the gorgeous Riviera? Mougins is a 15-minute drive from Cannes’ Insta-worthy setting and Antibes’s glistening coast, and 20 minutes from Nice’s Old City. If you’re looking to go a bit further afield, Monte Carlo and Saint Tropez are blissfully easy to access in the winter-time as the crowds have gone home but the vistas remain.
Are you a die-hard skier? Have you always wanted to try your hand at snowboarding? From Mougins, you can reach several different ski stations within as little as two hours. A Le Mas Candille favourite is Limone Piemonte, just across the border in Italy. The drive up the mountains is spectacular and once you are there, not only do you benefit from an ideal snowy skiing environment, but also from renowned Italian food, drinks, and atmosphere. With Nice International Airport only two hours away from this and other winter spots, it makes sense to rest your legs after all that sport by spending some time at Le Mas Candille on your way up or down the mountain!
A FRENCH CHRISTMAS
Embrace the French way of life during your winter-time stay at Le Mas Candille. Mougins and its surroundings have more than enough seasonal charm to let you soak up the experience!
Have you ever visited a French Christmas market? We can guarantee you’ll love it. Mougins’s annual Christmas market lasts for several days and has a lot to offer: soak up the music, the outdoor activities, the beautiful locally-produced arts and crafts for sale and the delicious food. Mulled wine and roasted chestnuts feature heavily on the menu…
Each of the towns surrounding Mougins, including Antibes, Cannes, Nice and Valbonne, will have their own versions of local Christmas markets, giving you plenty of options. Some will include activities for kids, including sledging, painting and more, others might include a beautiful local choir, serenading your shopping trip with traditional French Christmas songs. Petit Papa Noel, anyone?
Speaking of traditions, many locals start their festivities off with a run into the Mediterranean on Christmas morning. That’s all very well for some, but our suggestion to you is why not start a new Christmas tradition? Waking up to fresh croissants on Le Mas Candille’s terrace, to a view of the snow-capped Alpes, seems like the right place to start…
Christmas is an exciting time for everyone. Get ahead of your gift-buying and find the perfect place to celebrate this year’s holiday season: Le Mas Candille has something for everyone, unbeatable views, and a service to match. Joyeux Noël, and Bonnes Fêtes!