by Bert Schwarz

«The village of good life...» the local tourism people claim for their place.


Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz

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We can only confirm that. The «Food Lane» in the village centre has it in itself. In the Petit Bouchon, which has become one of our favourite localities in the village, you can also meet mainly locals in the high season. Of course, this place is not the only one we visited. We visited some more and would like to point out the small restaurant L'oustaou de mouans. The crêpes are heavenly, the boss is warm and - when the time is - ready for a joke and this year (2019) with a waiter who pointed out to us, as we could then determine ourselves, a sin of omission. So we finally visited Mougins in a village, where art of world class and star cuisine meet.

Mouans-Sartoux Schloss © Bert Schwarz

But not only the «Food Lane» is worth a visit, the castle and the modern green building behind it, the «Donation Albers-Honegger», highly recommendable for those who are interested in contemporary art.

Mouans-Sartoux Schloss © Bert Schwarz

Those who drive to this place by car will find a free parking place directly in front of the train station. It is not suitable for motorhomes because of the height limit. It takes less than 5 minutes on foot to get to the centre of the old town. We find this solution ingenious.

And how did we get there?

It's not difficult: From the campsite it is a bit too far to walk. By car we drove on the Route de Cannes out of town and at the first roundabout turn right to Mouans-Sartoux, which is signposted. In the village you should either look for the sign «Gare» or turn around at the roundabout in front of the Gendarmerie and then turn right until a "P"-sign shows the way.

Mouans-Sartoux Bahnhof © Bert Schwarz

In former times this was a village with agriculture. There were olive trees, flower fields and jasmine fields for the perfume industry in Grasse. Today Mouans-Sartoux is home to companies from modern industries.