Small unknown village of the Côte d'Azur, Mougins is yet a regional pearls. A must for your trips in Provence to discover cities of art and history.
With a population of just 20,000, the village - and especially its old village - are worth seeing. Here, the beauty of the landscapes rubs shoulders with the historical and artistic patrimonies of the places. Lovers of the great outdoors, make a detour to Mougins to discover the region under a different eye. Indeed, perched on a rocky peak, you will overlook Grasse, Cannes and the Lerins Islands. Unforgettable. As for history buffs, they can take a tour of the medieval old town. Built in the Middle Ages, it is shaped like a shell. The flowery streets framed by houses with stone walls reveal treasures such as a fresco dating from the sixteenth century or the ancient walls of the fortified city and the walkway. The parish church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur can not be missed. And more precisely, its sacristy built in the eleventh century and the crucifix of the fifteenth century. And because the modern history of the Cannes hinterland is strongly linked to the great artists, we will not miss a trip to the Museum of Classical Art of Mougins (MACM). Here, the great time gap is at the rendezvous, from rooms to rooms, we go from ancient art - with Roman, Greek and Egyptian antiques - to the works of great geniuses of the twentieth century (Picasso, Chagall, Cézanne, etc. .). Stunning.
Another non-negligible asset of Mougins, its good tables that will delight gourmets. The village is renowned for being the capital of gastronomy in the region, it is difficult to be wrong. After a day strolling through the alleys of the medieval city, artists' studios in places of history, you can sit in one of the restaurants of the old village. Because to discover a region is also to taste the culinary traditions.
A real imperative in Provence where the art of far niente is (almost) as celebrated as in Italy.