Cagnes-sur-Mer

France

Cagnes-sur-Mer is a French Riviera town in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France.

CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
CantonCagnes-sur-Mer-1 and 2
Government
 Mayor (2020–2026)Louis Nègre (LR)
Area117.95 km2 (6.93 sq mi)
Population (2017-01-01)50,928
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)

Geography

Cagnes-sur-Mer is a town in south-eastern France located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, between Saint-Laurent-du-Var and Villeneuve-Loubet. It stretches along a cove offering nearly four kilometers of beach and is surrounded by hills, including that of the castle which rises to 90 meters above sea level.

History

It was the retreat and final address of the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who moved there in 1907 in an attempt to improve his arthritis, and remained until his death in 1919.  Author Georges Simenon (1903–1989), creator of the fictional detective Commissaire Jules Maigret, lived at 98, montée de la Bourgade in the 1950s with his third wife and their three children; his initial “S” may still be seen in the wrought iron on the stairs.

Sights

Places of interest include Renoir’s estate, Les Collettes, surrounded by olive trees; the Medieval castle at le Haut-de-Cagnes and the Cros quarter, founded by Italian fishermen in the nineteenth century.

It is also known for its horse racing venue, the Hippodrome de la Côte d’Azur, and a four-kilometre beach.

Transport

The Gare de Cagnes-sur-Mer railway station offers local services in the directions of Nice and Cannes.

Cultural Center

Opened in 1969, the Cagnes-sur-Mer Cultural Center is today considered a real Cagnoise institution. Year after year, he confirms the interest shown in him by the Cagnois.

Cultural Center

Opened in 1969, the Cagnes-sur-Mer Cultural Center is today considered a real Cagnoise institution. Year after year, he confirms the interest shown in him by the Cagnois.

The Cultural Center offers dance activities for a wide variety of ages and for all tastes: classical dance, modern jazz, hip-hop break and hip-hop street style, flamenco, oriental dance, tap dancing, afro jazz , ballroom dances, salsa, contemporary rock.

The Cultural Center c ‘ is also a renowned language school where you can take courses in English, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and French for foreigners.

Cultural Center

Renoir Museum

The Renoir Museum offers visitors and amateurs the opportunity to rediscover the atmosphere in which Renoir lived at the end of his life. The house-museum presents in addition to intimate places full of emotion (workshop, kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, garden, etc.), a collection of exceptional works, partly owned by the municipality, deposits of national and regional museums and collections. particular for others.

Renoir Museum

Contact

Office de Tourisme de Cagnes-sur-Mer
email
info@cagnes-tourisme.com
address
6, bd Maréchal Juin - 06800 Cagnes-sur-Mer / France
phone
04 93 20 61 64