Haut-de-Cagnes, Côte d'Azur
Between Nice and Cannes, Cagnes-sur-Mer invites you to discover its medieval village on the French Riviera, Haut-de-Cagnes.
Perched atop the hill on which stands the Grimaldi Castle Museum, it is the oldest district of the present day city of Cagnes-sur-Mer.
Patinas several centuries old, stone houses laden with history, winding narrow streets, surprising vistas to the Mediterranean, flowers everywhere, all conspiring to enchant the visitor in search of authenticity.
Numerous painters who fell in love with the light of the Mediterranean settled in this picturesque town also known as the 'Montmartre of the French Riviera' and which attracted artists, actors and other celebrities well into the 60s.
Haut-de-Cagnes was either home or the favoured destination of such famous people as Renoir, Simenon, Foujita, Yves Klein, Suzy Solidor, Soutine, Cocteau, Modigliani...