In the early seventies a group of enthusiasts dreamed of creating an ideal working and living space in Mougins. Within the project, an artificial lake of Font Merle of about 3 hectares appeared. Several Asian lotuses were planted in. Unexpectedly, it turned out to be so good in Mougins that today it is the largest population of Asian lotus in Europe.
From June to September the whole surface of the pond is covered with lotuses. Huge (up to 50 cm leaves), spectacular gently pink flowers fall in the autumn and until next June nothing at all remembers this riot of Asian beauty.
There are few paths around the lake. It’s one of those places where you can have an easy run without up and downhill at all. It’s equipped with several tables and benches for a picnic.
It is very simple getting to the lake. There are several free parking spaces. Just find out the Promenade de l’Etang, drive through and you’ll not miss it.
The access is restricted to camping cars and tracks.