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Holidaying in Provence is something special. The beautiful landscapes, the Mediterranean climate, a special light and very special gastronomic experiences. All that can be found in Cagnes sur Mer.
The city has always been attractive to art lovers. The city is located near Nice and the fashionable Cote d 'Azur, where the famous painter Auguste Renoir has lived.
A holiday home in Cagnes sur Mer will be a good base for exploring Provence. There are several opportunities to arrive at Cagnes sur Mer, either via the A8 motorway or by plane to Nice, just a stone's throw away. From Nice you have direct access to the hinterland and from here excursion to Cannes and St. Tropez, the perfume town of Grasse and two large national parks
Once you have been accommodated in the holiday home in Cagnes sur Mer you can start exploring the city and there are many possibilities. You could visit Le Cros de Cagnes, it is the district that lies directly by the sea. There you can do all kinds of water sports activities and a picturesque harbor with small fishing boats typical of the city. At the harbor, these are a promenade that is illuminated in the evening.
In the district of Le Haut de Cagnes, there is a special atmosphere that lies opposite the town center. Here are the small crooked alleys that characterize the district. At the highest point lies the castle Grimaldi from where you have pure stunning views. The beautiful castle is decorated in Baroque style. The castle, which was first a castle, but at the beginning of the 17th century, it was built converted into a palace. The castle came undamaged through the French Revolution and therefore the castle appears as an important attraction for the area.
In terms of painting, it is not only Auguste Renoir's works, but at the museums you will find a large selection of paintings. Particularly noteworthy is Villa Les Colettes, the villa belonged to Auguste Renoir's residence just before his death in 1919. Today, the villa is Renoir museum, with personal belongings and pictures.
It is not only art, culture and active beach holiday you can experience in Cagnes sur Mer. The city also offers Casino and a trotting course. There are many reasons to vacation in Cagnes sur Mer. Here's a brief overview:
1st beach with promenade, many water sports opportunities, fishing port
2. Grimaldi Castle with olive tree museum
3. Villa Colettes, Renoir Museum
4. Casino Terrazur
5. Trottting course