Le Mas Candille, Mougins, France
Written by Oryx
Located between bustling Cannes and the world perfume capital of Grasse, the five-star Le Mas Candille in the picturesque village of Mougins is a great base from which to explore the French Riviera.
Choose from authentically French-styled rooms in the 18th-century converted farmhouse Le Mas, or a more modern and spacious room in the newer part of the hotel, La Bastide, which includes 19 rooms and one suite. For ultimate luxury, stay in one of the La Villa Candille suites, which feature large living spaces and private terraces.
The Michelin-starred restaurant Le Candille, under head chef David Chauvac, serves up innovative Provençal-based cuisine using local produce. Guests can also arrange to dine al fresco in one of the discreet corners of the hotel’s 4.5-hectare landscaped grounds.
For a unique experience, you can book a culinary course and join Chef Chauvac at the markets in Cannes to select fresh ingredients, then head back to the hotel kitchen to learn how to create the dishes, and sample them along the way.
The hotel’s Shiseido Spa, the first in Europe, is nestled behind the hotel in the heart of a Japanese garden and features five treatment rooms and a relaxation room with floor-to-ceiling windows onto the gardens.
The infinity pool is the crowning glory of the hotel, with a striking bronze Marion Bürklé sculpture perched at the edge, looking out onto the stunning mountain views.
Two huge international events take place near Mougins in May. The Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, May 21–24, is just 45 minutes away by car; the Cannes Film Festival, May 13–24, is less than 15 minutes away.
Distance: 4,980 km
Flight Time: 7 hours, 15 minutes
Frequency: 3 flights a day