When it comes to places to visit in French Riviera, beautiful options are abundant. One of the towns that stood out for me was Mougins, perched on a hill, a short 15 minutes drive from Cannes. This hilltop village in the Alpes-Maritimes part of Provence is well-known among art lovers as the place where Pablo Picasso spent the last 12 years of his life. Built in a circular fashion, this village boasts with a spectacular 360 degree view of Grasse valley and Cannes.
This town can be described as “picturesque”, not only because of the medieval cobbled streets lined with beautiful buildings but also because the building walls are adorned with a mixture of artwork and lush plants. The entire town feels like an exhibition, with galleries spilling into the streets.
Mougins is small enough for a morning or afternoon visit, with ample things to do. Use the time to explore the alleys lined with galleries hidden between plants, and get the opportunity to meet the artists face-to-face. This town is well-known for its exquisite Gastronomy and attract people with the International Festival of Gastronomy. You will find a restaurant around every corner inviting you in, with chilled Rosè and mouth-watering dishes.
We decided to visit Mougins early morning and was lucky enough to have the town to ourselves! We rented a car for this trip, but Mougins can also be reached by taking bus line 630 from Cannes. A visit to Mougins can be combined with trip to Grasse which is a short 10 minute drive away: READ MORE ABOUT A VISIT TO GRASSE HERE