Mougins is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes département in southeastern France.
Located on the heights of Cannes in the district of Grasse, and surrounded by forests and woodlands, Mougins is around a 15-minute drive from Cannes and a 30-minute drive from Nice (traffic permitting). At the heart of Mougins is the picturesque Vieux Village (old village), which due to its hilltop location has stunning views over Cannes, Grasse, the Valmasque forest, the Esterel Massif and the Préalpes. Mougins has an international reputation for its gourmet cuisine and for its links with the art world. It has been frequented and inhabited by many famous people, including Fernand Léger, Jean Cocteau, Yves Saint Laurent, Winston Churchill, Édith Piaf, Catherine Deneuve and Pablo Picasso, who spent the last 12 years of his life there. Due to its proximity to Cannes, Mougins is often the destination of choice for celebrities during the Cannes Film Festival.
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