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Saint Jacques-le-Majeur Church

In the heart of the village of Mougins, the Church dedicated to Saint James the Greater was built in three stages.

The sacristy dates from the 11th century; the church was enlarged in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Inside, it features 18th-century gilded cardboard statues of Saint Joseph and Saint Mary by the School of Grasse, a 15th-century gilded and polychrome wood crucifix and an 18th-century stoup and baptismal font.

In the chancel, the altar stone was carved in the 11th century.

The Presbytery was rebuilt before the French Revolution on the site of a cesspool and an old animal-powered mill.

On Place des Amis alongside the Church, you can sit on a bench which is part of an installation by the sculptress Carla Lavatelli (1995), and listen to the soothing murmur of the fountain.