Located between Cannes and Grasse, in the Alpes-Maritimes department, the commune of Mougins takes place only a few kilometres from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Crossed by the famous Napoleon Road, which links Cannes to Grenoble, it is one of the five cities that created Sophia-Antipolis with Antibes, Vallauris, Valbonne and Biot.
Since its origins, the city of Mougins has an agricultural vocation. Village since the Middle Ages, she is known especially for her jasmine productions used in neighbouring perfumeries. It was not until the 20th century that the commune became a centre of tourism in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-D’azur region. A city of luxury and prestige, it is now divided into several districts, such as the old medieval village or the modern city.
Mougin has many museum and art galleries that make for great day trips. In the heart of Mougins you should visit the Museum of Classical Art at 32, Rue Commandeur. This exceptional museum combines sculptures and artefacts from classical times with paintings and other artworks from modern times by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Rodin and Damien Hirst that were influenced by the classical arts.
Surrounding Mougins there are many walking trails to explore. The surrounding forests and countryside, called the Valmasque Park, has various marked walks and trails and is a lovely way to escape the crowds in Mougins. The nature trail and observation point on the étang de Fontmerle lake in Valmasque are very popular with bird enthusiasts.
The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 23.3 °C. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in January, when it is around 6.7 °C. On average there are 111.78 hours of sunshine per month.
From Nice Airport to Mougins, it is a pleasant 20 minute drive.