The Village of the Good Life...
Formerly an agricultural village (olive trees, flower fields of jasmine and roses for the Grasse perfumeries), Mouans-Sartoux has progressively opened its arms to commerce and craft, both in the heart of the village and the surrounding lands.
Halfway between Cannes and Grasse, between the sea and the mountains, Mouans-Sartoux has chosen the quality of life as a slogan, thus jealously preserving its traditions while continuing to grow.
The Concrete Art Gallery/Contemporary Art Centre which are housed in the château of Mouans-Sartoux since 1990, have exhibitions which are quite often thematic, leading to a reflection on Art and Society.
The château of Mouans, which was built at the end of the 15th C, or at the beginning of the 16th, was rebuilt according to the original plans, thus preserving its triangular architecture, the three towers and the interior courtyard. There is a “Rural Museum” in the stables, illustrating life as it used to be. This ethnographic Museum enables us to discover the traditional activities of the region of Grasse from 1900 to 1950. Three exhibition rooms have been set up thanks to the gifts of Mouansois families. The Museum is open to the public throughout the year. Free entrance.
Discover the history of this Museum in detail and of the objects in it, either on your own or during the "Visits of the village with commentary" which are organised by the Office du Tourisme.
The Albers/Honegger Donation is presented in a new building and the display rooms are a fine echo of those in the château itself.
The Book Festival in October attracts 50.000 visitors, 150 exhibitors ans 250 authors during 3 days it lasts.
The International Museum of Perfume Gardens present the plants traditionnally cultivated in the Grasse region. These botanical gardens, occupying 2 hectares offer a scented path with the opportunity of going through fields of roses, jasmine, orange trees…