Through the eyes of artists

Vaste Horizon and its distinguished guests
Vaste Horizon, an orangey-yellow building at the entrance to the old village of Mougins, is impossible to miss. The building that now houses the tourist office in Mougins is packed full of history. Nowadays tourists come here seeking information,...
Educational workshops
In the educational workshops building behind the castle classes on how to look and on permanent experimentation are offered to both adults and children. Gottfried Honegger believes that people have to learn how to look because, as he says, looking...
La Messuguière
The Saint-Jean path that you are now on has an open view over the hills of Spéracèdes. On the hill opposite you, in amongst the trees, is an imposing residence: La Messuguière. It takes its name from a tree, the grey-leafed cistus or “ messugue ” in...
The Albers-Honegger donation
You’re now in the espace de l’art concret, the centre of concrete art in the grounds of Mouans-Sartoux castle. It is a centre dedicated to the concrete art movement that appeared in nineteen thirty. Concrete art seeks a universal form of...
Grasse, a land of artists
The shimmering light, the evocative landscapes and the gentle way of life are why so many artists have been attracted to and inspired by the region. Painters, photographers, poets and writers have found plenty of material in the countryside around...
André Villers museum of photography
The museum of photography next to the Saracen gate that was once part of Mougins’ medieval wall contains works by André Villers, a renowned photographer and close friend of Pablo Picasso. The two artists met in nineteen fifty-three. Their friendship...
Gilles Clément gardens
Follow the walkways in the grounds of the Concrete art centre and admire the gardens laid out by Gilles Clément, gardener, landscape gardener and teacher at the National Landscape gardening school in Versailles. He designed the grounds of the castle...