Mougins Village 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 tiny Provencal houses, perched together on the top of a hill.
The numerous art galleries and restaurants here ensure a lively ambience 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 watchwords, as Mougins hosts many artistic and cultural events each year, including Les Étoiles de Mougins, now in its 13th year.
MOUGINS AND PABLO PICASSO
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.
THE CLASSIC ART MUSEUM OF MOUGINS
Opened in June 2011, the Mougins Museum of Classical Art (MACM) 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 Salvador Dali, Picasso and Damien Hirst.
MOUGINS: A GASTRONOMIC DESTINATION
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.