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Ski, Golf, Sailing & Gastronomy

Mougins is perfectly located between the sea and the mountains and has an environment favourable to all sporting and leisure activities.

Among the unexpected images of the Côte d’Azur, people often remember the snow-capped peaks of the Mercantour Massif you can see when you come to the Riviera in winter. We all know that, here in the Alpes-Maritimes département, the Alps are truly “maritime”, but this is something most people discover only when they visit. The image of the French Riviera most often focuses on the cities of Cannes, Nice, Antibes, Grasse or Menton, but few people realize that 80% of the surface area of the Alpes-Maritimes is in mountain areas protected thanks to the Mercantour National Park and the Préalpes d’Azur Regional Nature Park. These Parks, so close to the Mediterranean Sea, have made this part of France an outdoor sporting ground from the start to the end of the year. Thanks to this geographic peculiarity, the Côte d’Azur’s highest peaks (towering over 3,000m above sea level) are less than a 90-minute drive from the coast, offering a truly exceptional natural setting between the sea and mountains.

MOUGINS, A MUST!
A key destination between the sea and mountains on the Côte d’Azur, Mougins enjoys the benefits of a privileged location and environment favourable to all sporting and leisure activities. Just a fifteen-minute drive from Cannes with its beaches and festivals, eight kilometres from Grasse, the city of perfume, and forty kilometres from the nearest winter resort, Mougins, on its hilltop, proudly oversees the towns and villages all the way to the Prealps. This privileged location favourable to leisure activities and incentives has enabled the commune to develop a complete tourist offering targeting businesses, families and upmarket clientele.
More at: http://mougins-tourisme.fr//fr/decouverte/vieux-village

Prestige establishments
With its five luxury establishments, four and five-star spas, charming addresses and some forty restaurants with surprising, refined menus, the town of Mougins can accommodate and satisfy the most demanding visitors.
More at: http://mougins-tourisme.fr//fr/hotels

A 427-hectare Nature Park
La Valmasque Park will delight nature lovers with its 427 hectares with botany trails, bridle and cycling paths, a fitness trail and Fontmerle pond, unique in Europe for the lotus flowers (giant Asian water lily) on its waters.
More at: http://mougins-tourisme.fr//fr/loisirs/nature

Two world-famous golf courses among the most splendid in Europe
Mougins is also renowned as a haven for golf aficionados, with two magnificent 18-hole courses, the Royal Mougins Golf Club and Cannes Mougins Country Club, plus 17 other prestige facilities nearby.
More at: http://mougins-tourisme.fr//fr/content/le-golf-cannes-mougins
http://mougins-tourisme.fr//fr/content/le-royal-mougins-golf

15 family ski resorts and Nordic areas nearby
From Mougins, the resorts of Valberg and the Mercantour greet all those who love gliding sports and many giant slaloms that feature in the greatest international competitions.

Some figures:
- 700 kilometres of ski runs
- Alpine skiing: over 230 runs on 480km
- Cross-country skiing: 35 runs on 200km
- 97 ski lifts
- Over 100 blue and green runs for beginners!
- Over 600,000m3 of hillside dams to guarantee snow from December to April (Isola 2000: the resort with the best snow cover in 2009 and 2010).
More at: http://www.stationsdumercantour.com

Sea, sailing, prestige and celebrities within easy reach
Along the coast, small inlets and gorgeous beaches, the gates to Nice open, with its Promenade des Anglais, colourful historic old buildings and Carnival in February. Cannes, Antibes and Menton shine on the sea, each a sparkling jewel poised on the Mediterranean shores for all adepts, whether of yachting, the heritage, major cultural events and nightlife.
On its Rock, Monaco is an invitation to luxury, sensuality and shopping, and finally there’s Italy with its monuments and incomparable art of living.
You can also go westward, to Saint-Tropez and its legendary celebrities, for “Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez ”, which set the stage for a ballet of the finest schooners, Fife designs and other “canvas cathedrals” in the sublime Gulf .
More at: http://www.cotedazur-tourisme.com/lacote