Superb food, glorious wine and an uncompromising attitude when it comes to luxury—the French know a thing or two about the good life. Nestled in the hills of the French Riviera, Le Mas Candille is a fabulous converted 18th century farmhouse that provides a classic Provençal setting for you to unwind and indulge. Grab your French scarf and sunglasses and enjoy your own slice of pastoral bliss in one of its 45 rooms or suites.
The medieval village of Mougins has attracted a heavy artistic following and for good reason—the quaint cobbled streets and sloping hillsides dotted with olive and cypress trees are postcard-perfect. No surprise then that Picasso chose the village to spend the last 15 years of his life. Just a 30 minute drive from Nice Cote d’Azur airport and only ten minutes from Cannes, this small town has its own sprinkling of stardust as a popular retreat of the Hollywood A-list. Gourmet restaurants and art galleries line the streets offering a wealth of cultural experiences to savour.
There are 45 rooms, including seven suites, each richly decorated in the classic style you would expect from an 18th century French farmhouse. Think plush furnishings, traditional patterned wallpaper and wrought-iron terraces. Choose between garden or Grasse views with the snowy Pre-Alps providing an idyllic backdrop. The estate gardens offer ten acres of intimate nooks and crannies ideal for relaxing with a good book.
Why we like it
There’s nothing like a break in the enchanting French countryside to really re-charge your batteries, but Le Mas goes one step further with its exclusive ESPA Spa. Here you can enjoy a ‘mindful face massage’ or a tension-reliving deep tissue massage and let all of your cares and worries melt away. End your evenings dining al fresco on the shaded terrace of the hotel’s sublime gastronomic restaurant. The good life doesn’t get much better than this.