Cagnes sur Mer

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About Cagnes sur Mer

A picturesque French Riviera town by the sea, perched between Nice and Antibes, Cagnes-sur-Mer is the perfect place to go for creatives looking to escape, or families for a seaside holiday. With an Old Town tumbling down the hill above the seaside resort, it is awash with things-to-do: whether you're exploring the narrow cobbled lanes and stairways strewn between charming medieval and Renaissance pastel-coloured houses, sunbathing on the pebbled beach beneath a parasol, visiting the final home of the Impressionist painter Renoir or exploring the 14th century Chateau Grimaldi at the centre of Hautes-de-Cagnes, you are bound to be enchanted by this old and beautiful town. Some of the best places to stay in Cagnes-sur-Mer can be found right on the beach.

What not to miss

  • Visit the Chateau Grimaldi and admire the gorgeous frescoed ceilings.
  • Check out the Mediterranean Museum of Modern Art.
  • Sunbathe on one of the pretty pebbled beaches.
  • Try your hand at sailing, paddleboarding or windsurfing.
  • See the last home of the famous impressionist painter, Renoir and the 11 original paintings that are on display there.
  • Take a romantic walk along the old fishing port.
  • Get lost in the rustic, timeless charm of the Old Town, Haute-de-Cagnes.
  • Find some peace and quiet in the Church of St. Peter.

Picturesque and aglow with Old World charm, Cagnes is great for families and artists alike. Browse our list of the best places to stay in Cagnes-sur-Mer to start planning your trip.

The best places to stay in Cagnes-sur-Mer

Beach life

  • Villa Azur is an excellent, modern hotel set directly on the beach near Marina Baie des Anges. Awash with contemporary elegance, the rooms are minimalist and sleek, many boasting superb views out over the ocean. After a day on the beach, enjoy sublime sunsets over a cocktail on the veranda.

Chateau

  • Chateau le Cagnard is a picturesque chateau with spectacular views, a popular gourmet restaurant and a romantic private garden. Elegant, light-filled rooms and suites feature pretty private terraces, beamed ceilings, Chesterfield armchairs and attractive artwork. Sophisticated indulgence at its best.

For an apartment or villa

  • Our partner Booking.com has a wide range of villas and apartments in the nearby area.

Travel information

  • The best time to travel is during the summer when the temperature ranges between 17 and 27 degrees.
  • Fly to Nice, and take a train to Cagnes-sur-Mer, a 24-minute journey.
  • If you want to rent a car, contact our partner Rentalcars.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Cagnes sur Mer

  • Villa Azur 24 rooms from AU$238

    Cagnes sur Mer

    An excellent, modern hotel set directly on the beach near Marina Baie des Anges. Awash with contemporary elegance, the rooms are minimalist and sleek, many boasting superb views out over the ocean. After a day on the beach, enjoy sublime sunsets over a cocktail on the veranda.

    Beach Life  -  With beautiful sea views and luxurious rooms, it's perfect for a romantic break on the beach.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a day trip to Nice to visit the stunning old town architecture such as the Chapelle de la Miséricorde or Palais Lascaris.
    Local markets  -  Located just eight miles from the fantastic Nice Cours Saleya and Flower Market.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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  • Chateau le Cagnard 28 rooms from AU$260

    Cagnes sur Mer (Cagnes-sur-Mer)

    A picturesque chateau with spectacular views, a popular gourmet restaurant and a romantic private garden. Elegant, light-filled rooms and suites feature pretty private terraces, beamed ceilings, Chesterfield armchairs and attractive artwork. Sophisticated indulgence at its best.

    Romantic Break  -  This whimsical hillside chateau based in a picturesque Riviera village is great for a romantic retreat
    Foodies  -  The idyllic fine-dining restuarant has wonderful views and is very popular with foodies
    Sights nearby  -  Wander around nearby Nice and explore its sights and iconic musuems for a dose of culture
    Great walks  -  Set in a pretty, cobbled village, a great place for a leisurely, picturesque stroll
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels
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