Mougins, the best of both worlds
Year after year, the French Riviera remains the number one investment region in the world for the purchase of holiday villas and apartments. Since its creation in Cannes in 1977, Michaël Zingraf Real Estate has been meeting the expectations of mainly international clients by offering the sale of exceptional villas and the rental of luxury apartments in Mougins, while providing a broad range of customised services.
Today the group has ten agencies and over fifty employees, half of which are not French (English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, etc.). Passionate professionals who know like nobody else, the specific characteristics of each real estate micro-market on the French Riviera. Moreover, this know-how has convinced Christie's International Real Estate, which has chosen Michaël Zingraf Real Estate to be its exclusive partner for luxury property in Mougins.
Flower-filled streets bordered by old-style houses
From the streets of its old village, dotted with art galleries, to the two magnificent golf courses (Cannes Mougins and Royal Mougins) ranked among the most beautiful in the South of France, not forgetting starred fine-dining restaurants, here is a place that has many assets! Made famous all over the world by Picasso, who chose to spend the end of his life here, Mougins is actually ideally located to entice clients looking for a luxury villa. It brings together the charm of Provence and the glamour of the French Riviera.
Both near to Cannes and its TGV station, Nice airport or Mandelieu airport for private jets, Mougins offers a haven of greenery, a medieval village nestling between pine, olive and cypress trees, 10 or 15 minutes away from the beaches of the Croisette… From its 260 metres altitude, it offers a full panorama of the bay of Cannes, the Lérins Isles and the Alpine Foothills.
It’s difficult not to fall under the charm of these small flower-filled streets bordered with old-style houses, with ornate doors and carefully restored stone facades. Around the village of Mougins, luxury villas and apartments are hidden in the heart of their Mediterranean-style grounds. It’s not by chance that Mougins is nicknamed the “garden city”! Actually, one of the particularities of this micro-market is that it offers many villas in secure grounds, such as the Parcs de Mougins, Domaine de la Chapelle, Domaine des Collines or Parcs Saint Martin, much-loved by Russian clients.
In fact Mougins has two faces, with, on the one hand, the culture of a Provençal way of life in the shade of plane trees and, on the other hand, a dynamic town with its restaurants, art galleries and its stars who live here without being disturbed. Moreover, the life of the old village has considerably developed over the last decade, especially since the Classic Art Museum opened. It’s this mixture of styles that makes Mougins unique. And that’s why, apart from Picasso, its charms were enjoyed by Cocteau, Man Ray, Winston Churchill, Christian Dior and Edith Piaf…
A final word about Mougins School, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Created in 1964, this is the most sought-after international school on the French Riviera! Following the British curriculum, it welcomes pupils from 3 to 18 years old on a worldwide renowned campus!
Michaël Zingraf Mougins
Friday, 25 July 2014