Mougins

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The Garden City of Mougins

The medieval village of Mougins stands beautifully between pines, olive trees and cypresses. The streets are carefully flowers and lined with beautiful old village houses. Mougins has twenty galleries of art and paint shops and renowned restaurants. Mougins welcomes many villas show-biz stars and billionaires. It carries the nickname of "Garden City" due to its numerous villas. From the top of its 260 metres, we discover a magnificent panorama over the Bay of Cannes, the islands of Lerins, Grasse and the Prealps.

Brief summary of history

The old village of Mougins is founded in the middle ages, it became a fortified village. The protection of its Hill allowed Mougins less suffering than many other villages of local wars and conflicts of the 16th century. From 1854, a part of the territory of Mougins is attached in le Cannet. It is from the half of the 20th century that this locality became one of the tourist and artistic of the Côte d'Azur.

The painter Pablo Picasso resided in Mougins between 1961 and 1973 during the last twelve years of his life. Mas Notre Dame's life has been the theatre of his prolific and its ultimate production.

Museums

The Museum of Classical Art
The classical Art Museum has the largest private weapons collection and antique armour in the world. Also a remarkable collection of antiques including sculptures, vases, jewelry and coins of Roman origin, Greek and Egyptian. These works of art are complemented by over a hundred paintings, drawings and sculptures by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dufy, Cézanne, Rodin, Dali and Andy Warhol.
Museum of Art classic of Mougins - 5, Rue des Mûriers, old Village of Mougins 06250 - Tel. 33 (0) 4 93 75 18 65.

The Museum of the Photo André Villers
André Villers is at the origin of the link which unites Pablo Picasso, Mougins and photography. The Museum consists of a collection of old appliances and photographic accessories. There are also a variety of Pablo Picasso portraits seen by the more contemporary photographers: Robert Doisneau, David Douglas Duncan, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Sanford Roth, Edward Quinn, Denise Colomb and André Villers.
Museum of photography André Villiers - door Sarrazine, Mougins Village - Tel. 33 (0) 4 93 75 85 67.

The local history museum
Local history museum presents the history of the village of Mougins, from its inception to the present day. The Roman ruins, traditional objects and ancient documents are presented.
Museum of local history - 70, rue Maréchal Foch, 06250 Mougins - Tel. 33 (0) 4 92 92 37 20.

The two chapels

The chapel Notre-Dame-de-Vie is built in the 12th century. She had a great reputation outside the borders of the Kingdom. It brought stillborn children during mass, they were supposed to resurrect a few moments that were used to baptize them. The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill painted the chapel Notre-Dame de Vie, it was also an esteemed painter.

The chapel Saint-Barthélemy is octagonal, it is particularly rare for a religious building. His plan would be a survival of the martyrs of primitive Christianity. The apse is in a semi-circle, the porch is the entrance door and a small bell-tower Cap bedside.

Two golf courses of 18 holes

The golf Country Club de Cannes Mougins was built in 1923. It offers an exceptional trajectory of Authenticity on 60 hectares of protected nature. It counts among its members some of the biggest names in the business world. The golf champion Severiano Ballesteros said: "The Cannes Mougins Golf is one of the best courses in Europe".
Golf Country Club de Cannes Mougins - 1175 Avenue du Golf, 06250 Mougins - Tel. 33 (0) 4 93 75 79 13.

Royal Mougins Golf Club is an 18 hole course is signed Robert Von Hagge. Located 5.3 km from Mougins, this true championship course is nevertheless passable by players of all levels. One of the stars of this golf course holes is no. 2 ("the jump of the Angel"), with its waterfall, its forest and its panorama.
Golf Country Club de Cannes Mougins - 1175 Avenue du Golf, 06250 Mougins - Tel. 33 (0) 4 93 75 79 13.

Useful information :

Address :
06250 Mougins

Good to know :
39 Place of Patriots 06250 Mougins Mougins tourist office - France Tel., 33 (0) 4 92 92 14 00

Free of charge.

Where to stay:

All accommodation

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