Mougins and Valbonne are situated on the outskirts of the protected Valmasque forest.
The village of Mougins, a quick 15min drive from Cannes, is famous for it's art galleries, great restaurants and charming narrow streets. The perched village is surrounded by a range of luxury villas, some with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Two of the best golf courses in France are located here.
Valbonne, bordering the river la Brague, is a charming French village that contrast from traditionally perched villages. Indeed, monks designed the village a few centuries ago with straight alley ways and streets, giving the village an unusual rectangular shape. Valbonne offers art galleries, restaurants and all types of shops. A market that is spread all over the village is held every Friday between 8.00 and 14.00. It features locally produced food, clothes and even antiques.
The colorful village of Valbonne
Sophia Antipolis, a modern technological area nicknamed “France’s Silicon Valley”, which houses hundreds of companies and also universities with focus on science and engineering.
Other charming towns in this area also include: Mouans-Sartoux, Plascassier, Pegomas, La Roquette-sur-Siagne and Biot.
In one and half to two hours you reach the ski resorts Valberg, Val d’Allos and Isola 2000.