Mougins is a very beautiful medieval village on the Côte d’Azur. The exquisite French architecture, which has been lovingly restored, has attracted many historic and famous figures over time, including Yves Saint Laurent, Winston Churchill, Christian Dior and Picasso (who incidentally died in the village). Because of it’s popularity, beauty and history, property for sale in Mougins has always been snapped up pretty quickly.
Mougins is only 15 mins from Cannes and is surrounded by a number of enchanting forests to while away summer days in the search of some shade in the hot Mediterranean sun. The village is also decorated with pine and olive trees, which brings some of the beautiful surrounding environment into the village.
Mougins offers some truly amazing panoramic scenery and standing at the edge of the village you can enjoy views over the Mediterranean Sea and the Esterel mountains. The village is easily accessible by car or the frequent bus service from Cannes making it a popular destination for tourism.
The town is steeped in history and has a number of museums for you to enjoy when you need a break from the sun. A highlight is the Museum of Photography, which displays work by famous photographers like Lartique, Cartier-Bresson and Robert Doisneau. There is also one of France’s top motor museums very near to the village and is a must visit for anyone interested in classic cars and grand prix racing.
People often visit Mougins to sample the elegant cuisine of the village’s many restaurants and to see the homes of the many celebrities that have lived there over the years. The most famous restaurant in Mougins is the Le Moulin de Mougins, which is located in an old mill just outside of the village and is often regarded as one of the top restaurants in the whole of France – so you probably want to book in advance.
There are a number of different options for those looking at property for sale in Mougins and it really depends on what you are willing to spend. There are some truly amazing houses, apartments and villas for sale in and around Mougins, but they often come at a premium. This doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank as there are often some apartments in new developments that can be snapped up at a reasonable price. The rental market is also very strong, so if you aren’t looking to stay all year round, property in Mougins is a real sound investment.
Castellaras is a breathtakingly beautiful “site classé” of 40 hectares of olive groves and a private hilltop village and is very sought after by people looking for property for sale in Mougins. The sea and mountain views are quite unique due to it’s elevated position. This private co-property domaine is perched on a hill 3 kms. from Mougins, 7 kms. from Cannes and 30 kms. from the International Airport of Nice. Castellaras is situated in what is called the “arrière-pays” (behind the Riviera) and offers a very mixed way of life in protected surroundings, only minutes away from the restaurants of Mougins, 10 minutes away from the Croisette, beaches, and festivals in Cannes.
With the property we have for sale in Castellaras Mougins you will find that all domestic services are available, on-site caretaking services and 24 hour security.
There are eighty provenÃçal villas surrounding a beautiful XVIth century chateau. This chateau is part of the domaine and home owners use the chateau to accommodate their friends.
There are 40 hectares of terraced olive groves and although a private domaine this environment is now protected by the French Ministry for Culture. It is very rare to enjoy perfect quiet so close to the coast.
The views from Castellaras are quite superb: the Mediterranean, the Bay of Cannes, the Esterel Massif, Mougins, the Alpes, the Gorges du Loup, Opio, Valbonne, Vence…
Castellaras offers two pools in beautiful settings, five tennis courts, and eight golf courses all within 10 kms. (Mougins, Opio, Valbonne, Biot, etc). Finally, Castellaras is only one hour away from the Isola 2000 and Auron ski resorts.