Mons ... the Essence of Provence only 45 minutes from Cannes
Mons is a traditional Provencal Village perched on the edge of the Var and Les Alpes Maritimes with views that stretch along the Mediterranean from Toulon, St Tropez, Fréjus to Cannes and all the way to Corsica.The history of Mons dates back to prehistoric times. Much later the Romans constructed an aqueduct from Mons to Fréjus to bring water to the coast, the remains of which can be visited a short distance from Le Mas du Bois Doré. The village as it is now was constructed in medieval times and locals still speak their dialect of Provencal, with road names both in French and in Provencal. For visitors to the region, Mons has retained all of its medieval charm with everything in place to explore and discover the flavours of Provence.
Kindly check on http://www.france-voyage.fr/guide/mons-commune-33482.htm for details of events and activities during your stay.
We have a total of 4 restaurants in Mons.
L'Auberge Provencal is a family run restaurant perched on the cliff with a charming terrace boasting views across the gorges to the Esterel and the Mediterranean Sea.
Le Petit Bonheur is the village bar/restaurant with tables set around the fountain in the centre of the village.
Le Salon de Thé does food, drinks and coffee all day and the restaurant San Sebastien prepares traditional provencal fare.
La Maquisarde is hidden in the hills a short drive from the village. Here you can dine in utter tranquility under the lime trees next to an old shepherd's cottage - reservations only.
Bella Pizza - The village pizza truck delivers pizzas to your doorstep 3 evenings a week.
3 village shops provide everything from homemade delicatessen produce, to local cheeses, meat and vegetables and day-to-day grocery requirements. The village baker produces his own bread and, of course, croissants and patisseries.
Leo Fine is the local glass-blower producing artistic glass decoration as well as various pots, vases and glasses. His atelier is in the village. Pop in to watch a traditional glass-blower at work and admire his beautiful creations.
Marie creates and bakes pottery in her atelier in Mons. She is available in-season to give pottery lessons to young and old.
Angelo and Muriel produce sheep's cheese in their fromagerie from their herd of milk sheep. Their products are for sale in their village shop.
Local honey is a speciality and the three bee-keepers, Arnaud, Jean-Sebastien and Jean-Louis produce their own honey to a very high standard.
The tourist office in the village can advise you of local and seasonal activities and events.
The municipal tennis court is available to all - reservations at the local tourist office. The tennis court has a spectacular view of the gorges, bay of Cannes and on a clear day, Corsica is on the horizon.
A small play park is available for young children and the soccer/basketball pitch is open to all ages.
Mons is an outward bound paradise with countless walks, rivers and waterfalls. Hiking, canyoning, mountain-biking, cycling and rock-climbing sites are available in the commune of Mons.
The Tour de France passed through Mons on their way up into the alps and cycling teams train on our roads all year round.