This piece originally appeared in the French edition of From Corsica to Nizza. Words and pictures are by Valentin Donato.


Le Mas Candille, a haven of peace in the hills of Cannes Le Mas Candille is a luxury property in an exceptional setting located in Mougins. Since its creation in the 60’s, this place cultivates tranquility, discretion and the charm of authenticity. Le Mas Candille is home to a large park of nearly 5 hectares, sprinkled with oaks, cypresses and hundred-year-old olive trees.

The hotel holds 45 rooms and suites. There are several buildings including the Mas Provencal, former farm of the eighteenth century, which hosts 19 Classic and Traditional rooms. La Bastide, built in 2001 in the Provencal manor style, accommodates 19 Superior and Deluxe rooms, as well as a suite. The decoration is unique with objects d’art, furniture, fabrics and paintings found around the world. Finally, the Villa Candille built in 2009 boasts 6 prestigious suites with contemporary decor.

Le Mas Candille is home to the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Candille. From the restaurant, marvel at the splendid view of Grasse, the historical capital of perfume. During the season (from May to September), I advise you to try La Pergola, the outdoor summer restaurant. It is located at the edge of a large infinity pool. The menu is simple, with Mediterranean scents. Le Mas Candille organises lounge evenings with live entertainment around the pool twice a week.

You can also relax at Spa Candille. A zen bubble in the heart of the Côte d’Azur. The spa is set back from the hotel, in the center of a small Japanese bamboo garden in which flows a soothing stream overhung by a wooden bridge.   Le Mas Candille is an exceptional establishment set between luxury and nature at the heart of the Côte d’Azur.

Until the 10th August, check out my Instagram page for the chance to win a relaxing day at the hotel.