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About Mougins

Just a few kilometres from Cannes, medieval Mougins is a haven for artists — it was the long-time home of Picasso — and boasts a number of Michelin-starred restaurants. Brilliant for artsy travellers, foodies and history buffs, the town also has a varied selection of accommodation options. Whether you’re dreaming of a cosy B&B for a couples’ escape or a luxurious boutique hotel, our pick of the best places to stay in Mougins has something for everyone.

A labyrinthine network of cobbled streets, Mougins’ historic centre is alive with trendy galleries, gorgeous gardens, gourmet eateries and charming little bars. Culture aficionados will adore the Photography Museum, the Museum of Classical Art — housing everything from Egyptian coffins to the paintings of Picasso — and bustling evening events at the Eco Parc Mougins. The octagonal Chapel Saint-Bartholomew is wonderfully unusual, whilst the Chapel Notre-Dame-de-Vie sits on the site of an ancient temple — also well worth visiting. Active adventurers should look to the Parc Naturel de la Valmasque.

Admire dramatic views of the Bay de Cannes from the table d'orientation, or pick a perch at top restaurants such as La Place de Mougins or L’Amandier. The best places to stay in Mougins fill up particularly fast during the Mougins Festival of Gastronomy each June — and for the Cannes Film Festival, of course!

The Best Places to Stay in Mougins

For a Romantic Retreat

  • Les Rosées offers five elegant rooms and suites in a 400-year-old bastide, restored using solely traditional methods. A tranquil romantic nest offering delectable organic cuisine at a lovely table d'hôtes, as well as a refreshing swimming pool and appealing gardens.
  • Le Mas de Mougins is a quiet B&B with five pretty bedrooms set around a courtyard swimming pool and large, ivy-clad terrace. Enjoy big homemade breakfasts, unwind in the shade of the gardens or sip a drink at the bar. A polished little villa retreat for couples.

For a Country Escape

  • Le Manoir de L'Etang was originally built for one of Napoleon's generals, and now offers 24 airy guestrooms with impressive views. Great for groups or families, this rustic manor sits within four hectares of gardens on the edge of the Parc Naturel de la Valmasque, and offers a swimming pool, leafy gardens and good Provençal cuisine. Expect a friendly, house party feel and flexible accommodation options.

For Luxury

  • Mougins Luxury Retreats is made up of a collection of swish rooms, suites and private villas in the heart of Mougins village. Spaces are slick and contemporary. La Reserve, the main building, houses a café, bar, spa and outdoor pool, whilst larger villas have their own swimming pools. Private and luxurious.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY COTTAGE

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Fly to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, 20 minutes from Mougins by car or bus. The journey will take over an hour by train.
  • The Côte d'Azur is famously wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Travel during the spring or summer for the warmest weather, with temperatures peaking around 27°C in June to August — although this is also the busiest time of year. May or September are ideal for quieter trips.

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Best Hotels in Mougins

  • Le Manoir de L'Etang Mougins 24 rooms from £108

    Sights nearby  -  Visit the disarming Massif de l'Esterel, eleven miles from the hotel.
    Great walks  -  Beautiful walking routes in the surrounding countryside.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Rustic hilltop manor house with gorgeous views on the outskirts of Mougins, 15 minutes from Cannes. Tasteful and authentic interior with spacious rooms and an expansive surrounding countryside that's great for walks. Ideal for groups. See More

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  • Le Mas de Mougins Mougins 5 rooms from £140

    Local exploring  -  A lovely little countryside bolthole, a short distance from Cote d'Azur beaches and a short drive from Cannes
    Great walks  -  There are lots of picturesque hiking opportunities in the area
    Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal outdoor pool
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    Recommended by  -  Chambres d’hôtes de Charme CHC

    A lovely villa surrounded by pretty gardens and a relaxing pool with a terrace. Expect chic, unfussy furnishings and attractive artwork; rooms have lovely hardwood furniture, fine linens and handsome headboards. A classic Mediterranean base. See More

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  • Les Rosées Mougins (Cote d'Azur) 5 rooms from £191

    Foodies  -  Michelin two-star Le Moulin de Mougins a short walk away.
    Swimming Pool  -  Small Plunge Pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape

    Gorgeous French guest house in the hills above Cannes. Honeysuckle terraces, aqua marine pool, and rambling gardens. Elegant rooms in neutral tones and lots of natural light. Fantastic home-cooked food and Michelin star restaurants a short walk away. A romantic retreat away from the crowds. See More

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  • Mougins Luxury Retreats 06250 Mougins 11 rooms from £217

    Foodies  -  There are many Michelin-star restaurants in this tiny, picturesque village.
    Beach Life  -  Within easy reach of the beaches at Cannes, Antibes and Juan les Pins
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor swimming pool.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Stunning hotel standing above the Bay of Cannes in the heart of Mougins, offering suites, apartments and villas decorated in a light, modern style with artworks and sprinklings of rustic furnishings. There is a cafe, outdoor pool, spa and Michelin-star restaurants within walking distance. See More

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