The town of Cagnes sur Mer offers plenty of attractions all year round.
- Shopping :
- Less than 200 yards from the house you can walk
to a florist, an ATM machine (Crédit Agricole), two boulangeries,
a mini supermarket, a newsagent, a pharmacy, multiple hairdressers, a fresh pasta maker and
various restaurants and bars.
- When continuing to walk towards the town centre,
you will encounter a Provencal market and more than 600 shops and
- The seaside : Cagnes sur Mer offers more than 3,5km
- On foot : the beaches of Cagnes sur Mer and the small tradional fishing port of the Cros de Cagnes are located less than
2km away and accessible via a shaded footpath along the river Cagnes in
about 20mn walk.
- By bus : a bus stop is situated close to the
house and will allow you to use the local bus services. From the main
bus terminal you can also use various free shuttles (fro example to go
to the Haut de Cagnes) or take the bus for other towns of the area.
- By train: the Cagnes sur Mer train station is
about 20 mn walk away and will provide access to Nice, Antibes, Juan les Pins, Menton, Monaco
and even Italy (market in Vintimiglia evey Friday).
- The Renoir museum and
its magnificent park :
the Cagnoise period of Auguste Renoir (1907-1919). Visit his family home which
houses his artist studio, his furniture and various personal objects. Some
of his paintings (11 canvas) can also be seen as well as some sculptures.
Many of Renoir's work from this period was inspired by the beautiful
olive tree planted garden surrounding the house.
- The Haut de Cagnes :
authentic medieval village has not suffered from modernism. Travel through
time when walking through the maze of small and narrow cobble stoned streets,
in the footsteps of the Grimaldi Lords. Various artist also found their
inspiration here (Soutine, Modigliani).
the 17th century Grimaldi Museum-Château, an exhibition area (Solidor fund
– Painting Festival in summer), the village organizes medieval festivals
and artistic events.
The area also offers endless possibilities for various types of walks
- Typical villages like Saint
Paul de Vence, Vence, Tourettes sur Loup, Gourdon, Eze, and many others a bit
further inland (l' arrière pays). Grasse and its perfume museum or Pont
du Loup and its tradional factory for sweets and marmelades.
- Towns such as Cannes, Nice, Saint Tropez, Antibes, Menton are not far away.
- Italy is less than and hour away by car or by train, and so is
- For the more athletic types : the Park of the Mercantour and the Vallée des
Merveilles, the Gorges du Verdon and trekking trails like the GR5.
Various ski resorts are also open through the summer and offer multiple
activities (Valbergue, Isola 2000, Auron...).
- A bit of culture with the museums : Fondation Maeght, Picasso, Terra Amata, Fernand Léger, ...etc.
- And lastly numerous beaches and criques.
The resorts of Isola 2000, Auron and Valberg are less
than 2 hours away by car. Visit them in the summer too, for a walk or maybe a
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