It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic spot to spend a vacation than the beautiful Villa Candille. Located in the mountains just minutes from the medieval village of Mougins and a short drive to the sandy beaches in Cannes, this glorious villa has been renovated to the highest standard yet retains the charm of a country home.
Set in beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the lush hillsides, you will find olive trees and flowerbeds interspersed with various seating areas, a tennis court, and a heated saline pool. The pool, terraces and gardens may be lit at night, creating an enchanting ambience.
The house itself is beautifully appointed and bathed in the light that is so endemic to Provence. Stunning vistas of the surrounding gardens and mountains are framed by large windows in almost every room. There are five en suite bedrooms, four with access to a terrace or balcony. Two living rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room that easily seats eight or more offer ample opportunity for guests to gather together or find a private nook to enjoy a book.
An al-fresco dining area shaded with masses of wisteria creates a charming alternative to the elegant dining room inside. In addition, you can have private chef prepare a special meal and enjoy it without ever leaving the comforts of the villa.
You can easily fill a day with tennis in the morning, lunch on the terrace, a refreshing swim in the saltwater pool and aperitifs in the evening.
If you can tear yourself away, it’s just a few minutes walk from the villa to the delightful village of Mougins where Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, and Jean Cocteau, among many other artists, lived and worked. Today you will find plenty of galleries showcasing contemporary artists as well as the work of earlier artists. With charming restaurants and winding streets, it’s a pleasure to plan a day shopping and exploring the village. For more travel itinerary ideas, check out our guide for a one-week stay in Mougins.
If you are looking for an elegant, comfortable, luxurious vacation, it will be hard to find a more satisfying experience than that offered by Villa Candille.
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