Top Sights in Mougins
(The French Riviera)
Mougins is an
enchanting medieval village of the French Riviera situated between the lower
Alps and the Bay of Cannes. The village is a picturesque hilltop town
surrounded by 15th century ramparts and a fortified gate. These stone
walls preserved the village from devastation and destruction during the 16th
century. From the 18th century on, Mougins flourished from the production
of its olives and jasmine and crops of its vineyards and rose fields.
Saint Jacques le Majeur- The vestry dates back to the 11th century. Other
changes and additions to this church were made during the 13th and 19th
Musée de l’Automobiliste- This museum of distinguished European automobiles was built in 1984. It contains over 100 automobiles dating from 1894 to the present including vehicles by Rolls Royce, Delage, Hispano-Suiza, Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Musée de la Photographie- This museum exhibits the art of photography in both color and black and white. As a part of its permanent collection, you will find a fine collection of antique photo equipment as well as portraits of Pablo Picasso done by his contemporaries. The museum displays other temporary photo exhibits as well.
Notre Dame De Vie- Notre Dame was built in the 12th century on the spot of a temple dedicated to Diana Curratrice. Opposite the church you will find Les Muscadins, a house that was occupied by Pablo Picasso during the last 15 years of his life.
Saint Barthelemy- The antique chapel of Saint Barthelemy is unusual for any religious building because it was built in an octagonal shape.
The Vasmasque Park- The park consists of 427 hectares of forest set aside for lovers of nature. There are botanical and equestrian trails, open fields and paths designed for exercise.
The French Riviera deserves a minimum stay of 3 nights. But we realize that many people come as a day trip from cruise ships, so we offer Private Tours in the French Riviera to make the best of limited time.
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