Mougins is a town and commune in the Alpes-Maritimes département, in southeastern France. It is near a medium sized town, Grasse
, which is the international capital of perfume. The town of Mougins is where the artist Pablo Picasso died.
Dr. Richard Galy was elected to become mayor of Mougins in 2001. He still practices medicine in the town.
Mougins is a beautiful place to visit on the Côte d'Azur, a pretty medieval village only a 15 minute drive from Cannes
. The village is surrounded by forests, such as the Valmasque forest, enhancing the environment in the village. The pines, olives and cypress trees in the village also add to the quality of the local environment, making the village popular with tourists in summer.
Mougins is picturesque and charming, with beautiful French architechture carefully restored. This scenery, colour and light quality has attracted many artists and celebrities to the village, such as Picasso, Cocteau, Winston Churchill and Christian Dior, as well as many others. Picasso spent the last 15 years of his life living in Mougins, and today the Museum of Photography in Mougins has an interesting permanent collection of photographic portraits of Picasso.
The many studios and art galleries in Mougins make the village a relaxing place to visit, with its relaxing atmosphere and scenery.
The town has a large number of excellent gastronomic restaurants. Many are in the centre of the village, but some are elsewhere, including perhaps the most famous, the Moulin de Mougins.
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In the hills beyond Cannes
, Mougins is a medieval village built on an outcrop in the shape of a shell. Its narrow flower-filled streets have attracted the greatest names of the art world, including Picasso, Man Ray, Léger etc. Its typically Provençal atmosphere, its many art-galleries and highly-rated restaurants give it indescribable charm.