Life on the French Riviera has so often been celebrated in song and prose. The blissful climate, the glorious landscape and, of course, the food made with sun-drenched ingredients are enough to put anyone in the best of moods. Royal Mougins Golf Resort is a place of peace and relaxation – whether you’re a golfer or not, because there’s so much to do at this resort. The widely acclaimed golf course features on many lists of the best golf resorts in Europe.
The Royal Spa takes a unique approach to focusing on your well-being: combining age-old spa traditions and beauty rituals with products that are free from harmful chemicals. Chef Servé Vromen is known for uncomplicated and modern dishes, made with local and surprising ingredients.
The restaurant La Terasse du 18 lives up to its name: from the terrace you look out onto the green of Royal Mougins’ 18th hole. It’s the perfect place for lunch or dinner, or simply to relax after a sunny day on the golf course. Chef Phillipe Artaud has cooked at a high level all over the world, and at Mougins he serves uncomplicated dishes inspired by sun-drenched Mediterranean cuisine – a perfect match for a good glass of Bordeaux or a wonderful wine from Provence.
Life is lived outdoors here, and this is celebrated in the creations of landscape architect Jean Mus, who designed the floral elements in Royal Mougins’ beautiful garden. Restaurant ‘La Terasse du 18’ is at the heart of the resort, with a view of the 18th hole of the famous golf course.
The historic village of Mougins is a few minutes’ drive from the resort. Just 15 minutes from Cannes, it has traditionally been a favourite retreat of Hollywood stars and famous artists. Mougins is therefore known for its art galleries and the annual gastronomic festival Les Etoiles de Mougins. The Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins houses an impressive collection of classical art as well as modern works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. For a day of sun, sea and sand, you can head for one of the beaches along the coast from Cannes – it’s just a 20-minute drive to the Mediterranean. Given that you can step straight out onto the golf course, Royal Mougins is a golfers’ paradise.