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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
One of 2 apartments in traditional 19th C village house 75 m from the Old village square, with stunning courtyard and shared terrace. Dedicated front door off the terrace leads to ground floor living/dining area & kitchenette. Stairs to 1st floor with double bedroom and small bathroom with shower. Steep steps to the large 2nd floor room with 2 single beds and sitting area with stunning views to the sea, village roofs and church tower. Village Epicerie is at courtyard entrance for morning croissants & coffee. 10+ quality restaurants in walking distance. 3 quality golf courses within 10 min, 15 min into Cannes for beaches, motor boat or yacht rental, shops and nightlife. A unique base for a romantic long w/e or holiday rental on the Côte D'Azur. For adjacent luxury 1 bedroom apartment see "Le Limonerie", property 319203. For 2 couples or families with teenagers take both apartments & gain a 10% reduction.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Many 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice, Nearest railway: Cannes, Mouans Sartoux|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
The French Riviera is a major yachting and cruising area with several marinas along its coast. According to the Côte d'Azur Economic Development Agency, each year the Riviera hosts 50% of the world's superyacht fleet, with 90% of all superyachts visiting the region's coast at least once in their lifetime.
As a tourist centre it benefits from 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 kilometres (71 mi) of coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts and 3,000 restaurants. So it is a year round destination.
This coastline was one of the first modern resort areas. It began as a winter health resort for the British upper class at the end of the 18th century. With the arrival of the railway in the mid-19th century, it became the playground and vacation spot of British, Russian, and other aristocrats, such as Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, when he was Prince of Wales. In the summer, it also played home to many members of the Rothschild family. In the first half of the 20th century it was frequented by artists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Edith Wharton, Somerset Maugham and Aldous Huxley, as well as wealthy Americans and Europeans. After World War II it became a popular tourist destination and convention site. Many celebrities, such as Elton John and Brigitte Bardot, have homes in the region. Officially, the Côte d'Azur is home to 163 nationalities with 83,962 foreign residents.
in modern times, Mougins has been frequented and inhabited by many artists and celebrities, including Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Fernand Léger, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Arman, Yves Klein, César Baldaccini, Paul Éluard, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Winston Churchill, Catherine Deneuve, Édith Piaf and Jacques Brel, to name but a few. Pablo Picasso spent the last 12 years of his life living in Mougins (1961–1973), where he died. He lived in a 'mas' (farmhouse) at Notre-Dame-de-Vie, which is a small hilltop just beside the old village of Mougins and next to the 12th-century chapel of the same name.Picasso's studio was in the old village in a building that is now the tourist office, while the studio of Fernand Léger was above what is now the village wine shop, next to the rear of the Mougins Museum of Classical Art (MMoCA).
Mougins has a strong culinary history with such great chefs as Roger Vergé and Alain Ducasse having managed restaurants in the village. Both were synonymous with the restaurant L'Amandier, which is situated in the heart of the old village. This restaurant still exists today and is housed in an important ancient building, as during the Middle Ages this was the court house of the Monks of Saint Honorat, before becoming an almond mill in the 18th/19th centuries. Denis Fetisson, who received the Jacquart Trophy for the Rising Star in Gastronomy in 2006, now manages L'Amandier and is also the manager and head chef at La Place de Mougins (previously Le Feu Follet, regularly frequented by Picasso) which is another important restaurant in the heart of the old village. Fetisson moved to Mougins in April 2010 having just been the head chef at the two-Michelin Star restaurant, Le Cheval Blanc, in Courchevel just prior. Like Ducasse, Fetisson worked at L'Amandier in his early career before returning to Mougins again in 2010.
Mougins hosts the annual 'International Gastronomy Festival of Mougins', or 'Les Étoiles de Mougins', an international gastronomic event taking place every September in the village.
Given its close proximity to Cannes, Mougins is also often the tourist destination for Hollywood stars during the Cannes Film Festival. Dame Elizabeth Taylor hosted the 'amfAR' AIDS Charity dinner for the Hollywood elite for almost 10 years until 2008.
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24 Aug 2013
"Charming and restful retreat"
We chose Le Pigeonerie as a stop over during our 3 week camping holiday in France and enjoyed our stay very much. The property is located in a quiet area of this beautiful village and is further enhan… More
31 Mar 2013
"The view from the top window down to Cannes bay is just stunning..and makes your heart sing"
This is a fabulous location ..just above the heat and dust of Cannes..the colours of the sea and coast are simply fantastic, and to sit with a glass of wine in the evening and just soak it up was in itself worth the trip. The place is old and characterful..it's seen some history. It was a perfect set-up for us both. Old Mougins is an easy lazy kind of a place with good places to eat. Come with a car to get down to the beach in Cannes or out to the hills. We loved it.
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