Le Mas Candille hotel and spa is located in the medieval village of Mougins, ten 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 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 watch words, as Mougins hosts many artistic and cultural events each year. Please feel free to ask at reception for any advice on local restaurants and events.
Mougins And Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso lived in Mougins village. 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 his most famous friends to Mougins, including pioneering surrealist Jean Cocteau and poet Paul Eluard.
The Classic Art Museum of Mougins
When looking for things to do in Mougins, the Mougins Museum of Classical Art (Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins, 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, 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 works by Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Damien Hirst.
Mougins: A Gastronomic Destination
Mougins has a strong culinary history with such great chefs having managed restaurants in the village. Mougins has been granted the ‘Ville & Métiers d’Art’ label for gastronomy in the very recent past. One of the highlights of Mougins calendar is the International Festival of Gastronomy, which brings together a galaxy of starred chefs from around the globe.
We are here to help you discover the true cultural wealth of the region.
There are many interesting places to see in the area:
Mougins: The old medieval village, with its art galleries restaurants and museums, is only 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
Cannes: The ‘Croisette’, the Cannes Film Festival in May, the sandy beach, the city centre and old town ‘Le Suquet’ are 8km down the road. The Forville market is also worth a visit, and is where our chef sources much of his produce.
Nice: The ‘Promenade des Anglais’, the stony beach, the city centre and old town ‘Le Vieux Nice’, Matisse Museum, Chagall Museum and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC).
Antibes: Harbour, sandy beach, old town ‘Le Vieil Antibes’, Picasso Museum. Make sure you ask our staff about the stunning walk around Cap d’Antibes.
Grasse: Perfume factories, Fragonard perfume Museum.
Saint Paul de Vence: Medieval village, Maeght Art Foundation.
Monaco: Principality palace, exotic gardens, oceanographic Museum, Casino, the world-famous F1 race track.
Isles de Lerins: Two beautiful islands in the bay of Cannes – St. Marguarite was a location for the film The Man in the Iron Mask, and St. Honore has a working monastery and vineyard. We can arrange a private wine tasting session on St. Honore – please enquire.
St. Tropez: A beautiful fishing village, famous for its film stars and beaches.
There are also many beautiful Provençal villages nearby such as Eze, Villefranche sur Mer, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and Gourdon.