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“Try this for a change” 5 of 5 stars
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Mougins, France
Wakefield
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Try this for a change”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

If you've had enough of 'British' pubs, fish 'n' chips, cheap cafés, crowded beaches, noisy kids etc. why not try the south of France?. I've just had my second holiday in Mougins, a gorgeous little old 'village perché' only 15 minutes drive (or a 1 euro bus ride) inland from the Côte d'Azur - Cannes, Nice, Antibes, St. Tropez etc., and the same distance northwards to Grasse (perfumeries) and many other unspoilt picturesque villages. It's not cheap, but if you like walking, cycling or just chilling it can't be beaten, and if you go into Cannes (after you've marvelled at the amazing shops and gorgeous beach - perhaps even spotted a celebrity or two) take the ferry to one of the islands, or wander round the old town. Bonnes vacances!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“My favourite dining place in Cannes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2007

Cannes is a town 4 minutes drive from Nice Airport. Whenever I visited the town I will try have dinner in Mougins, a Picasso village, the call it. It is a heaven for french cuisine. Situated four and a half miles north of Cannes, Mougins is easily accessible both by car and the frequent bus service from the Gare SNCF in Cannes. The village is surrounded by forests and olive groves and offers wonderful panoramic views over the Mediterranean sea and the Esterel mountains to the west.


The village is renowned for its restaurants and for the many celebrities that have lived there over the years including Man Ray, Yves Saint Laurent, Catherine Deneuve and of course Picasso. People come from all over France and the world to visit the village’s many excellent restaurants, the most well known being Le Moulin de Mougins located in an old oil mill just outside the village and regarded by many as one of the top restaurants in France.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“In Love with Mougins”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2004

This was my first visit to France and I chose Mougins because it was near to the Airport and the villa that I stayed at was right in the village. To say that I was amazed by Mougins would be an understatement it was everything I dreamt about. Lovely little shops, lots of first class restaurants, a quaint little shop selling essentials with a french lady always smiling even though we could not really understand one another. The village has tiny little streets with spectacular properties some quite large, some very tiny all with loads of plants and flowers it is so picturesque. The village church times the hour so there is no need for a watch which you don't really need on holiday. If you go try the italian restaurant for a change the food was brilliant service a little slow but thats the way of life in France which is far better for your health. I cannot recommend a trip to Mougins more highly and I am looking already in French magazines to see if they have any affordable properties for sale in the area

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Vancouver BC
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A good starting point”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2004

I found the actual town of Mougins a trifle boring. The ancient site above the town was certainly worthwhile seeing. Mougins is more of a convenient place to start exploring the surrounding areas.

I would not stay there again but would look for a little more laid back or rural village.

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