Cagnes-sur-Mer is located on the Mediterranean Sea, in the Alpes-Maritimes department. Formerly a fishing village, Cagnes-sur-Mer has quickly become a dynamic and popular seaside resort appreciated by holidaymakers. In fine weather, head for Cros de Cagnes, the main stretch of beach in Cagnes-sur-Mer, to relax on the sand or to try your hand at water activities.
Cagnes-sur-Mer also conceals architectural treasures and vestiges of the past such as the St. Pierre and St. Paul’s church or the Notre-Dame-de-la-Protection Chapel. Go to Haut-de-Cagnes to stroll through the emblematic and picturesque alleys. The tour of the town will take you to the Grimaldi Castle Museum. It really stands out thanks to its architecture and the fresco of the Fall of Phaeton. The castle museum presents an ethnographic and modern Mediterranean art exhibition.
The history of the city is also marked by the famous painter Renoir. He lived there with his family until 1919. The estate in which they lived has now been transformed into a museum presenting his workshop and his works which consist of paintings and sculptures.
Your holidays in Cagnes-sur-Mer will be an opportunity to learn about horse racing with the town’s racetrack, one of the most important in France. The town comes alive every year thanks to various events such as Promenade en Fête, the Jazz au Château Festival, the Gastronomy Festival, the Autumn Fair, etc.
Take advantage of this stay to explore the surrounding area and discover the charming towns of Villeneuve-Loubet, Saint-Laurent-du-Var or Saint-Paul-de-Vence.