Situated just a short distance from the popular destination
of Cannes, Mougins is a pretty example of a traditional medieval village in the
south of France.
The village is extremely easy to navigate, as the old town,
perched upon a hilltop, takes on a circular shape, and no matter which way you
decide to wander the streets, youll be taken back to your starting point.
Remnants of the medieval fortified walls can be found at the Porte Sarrazine,
while other medieval churches and buildings can be found throughout the town.
The oldest building found in Mougins is the 11th
century Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur, which was remodelled in the 18th
and 19th centuries, located at the top of the Rue de lEglise. There
is also a 12th century chapel located in the village, which was
painted by Winston Churchill and was also the home of Pablo Picasso during the
last 12 years of his life.
Mougins is also home to a variety of museums, such as the
Musee dHistoire Locale, situated in the villages centre, which offers an
insight into the ancient village, with exhibitions of traditional costumes and
early tools. There is also a Photography Museum, which features a collection of
cameras from history as well as a number of photos of Picasso, taken by famous
The village, however, is most famous for its gourmet
restaurants, with over 50 places to eat lining the streets of Mougins. Moulin
de Mougins, a refurbished mill dating from the 16th century, is
perhaps the most well-known eating establishment, located a couple of
kilometres south-east of Mougins.
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