Cagnes-sur-Mer (Fr. Cagnes-sur-Mer) is a resort town in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in south-eastern France. Part of French Riviera.
Tourism and main sights
The town contains many monuments and objects listed in the cultural inventory of the general heritage of France.
Grimaldi castle. Bought by the municipality in 1939, the castle was transformed into a museum in 1946. In addition to its architectural interest and its fresco representing the fall of Phaeton, produced in 1620 by Giulio Benso, the castle houses an ethnographic museum of the olive tree.
The Renoir estate. In 1907 the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir bought a property in the Collettes district, where he settled in 1908 and where he lived until his death in 1919. He lived there with his wife Aline and their three children, Pierre, Jean and Claude.
Hippodrome de la Côte d’Azur. In September 1952, the Hippodrome de la Côte d’Azur opened its doors with temporary installations. Eight years later, in December 1960, it was the official inauguration. Since then, the infrastructure has continued to develop and improve, which has enabled it to become one of the most important race tracks in France.
- Church of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint Paul, Place Joseph Maurel, 13th century
- Church of La-Sainte-Famille, boulevard Juin
- Notre-Dame-de-la-Mer church, avenue Leclerc
- Chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Protection, donated by the White Penitents, 16th century
- Chapel of Saint-Pierre-des-Pêcheurs, promenade de la Plage, in Cros-de-Cagnes, 19th century
- Notre-Dame-des-Pilotes chapel, chemin Guillaumet, still unfinished, remains
Cagnes-sur-Mer has a four-kilometre beach. Main beaches are: Le Cigalon, Plage des Galets, Plage du Port du Cros.
Shopping is not priority on the tourist program. Best shopping one can find in the nearest Nice.
Cuisine and restaurants
Cagnes-sur-Mer cuisine as mostly Mediterranean. There are no Michelin star restaurants in the city.
Transport and how to get?
Nearest airport – Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.
Road transport. Close to the A8 motorway. The motorway interchange is located at Saint-Isidore.
Outlets and exchangers:
Exit 47 Villeneuve-Loubet: Villeneuve-Loubet Center, Vence, Cagnes-sur-Mer.
Exit 48 Cagnes: Vence, Cagnes-sur-Mer.
Shortest distance by car:
From Menton (tolls): 44 min (44.5 km) via A8
From Monaco (tolls): 39 min (35.9 km) via A8
From Beaulieu-sur-Mer (tolls): 41 min (23.2 km) via Voie Pierre Mathis/Voie Rapide
From Villefranche-sur-Mer (tolls): 39 min (21.0 km) via Voie Pierre Mathis/Voie Rapide
From Nice (tolls): 23 min (14.1 km) via Voie Pierre Mathis/Voie Rapide and A8
From Antibes: 25 min (11.6 km) via D6007
From Cannes (tolls): 33 min (22.5 km) via A8
From Mandelieu-La Napoule (tolls): 24 min (25.9 km) via A8
From Fréjus (tolls): 45 min (53.7 km) via A8
From Saint-Raphaël (tolls): 50 min (56.4 km) via A8
From Sainte-Maxime (tolls): 1 h 7 min (86.9 km) via A8
From Saint-Tropez (tolls): 1 h 27 min (101 km) via A8
From Cavalaire-sur-Mer (tolls): 1 h 35 min (107 km) via A8
From Toulon (tolls): 1 h 29 min (138 km) via A57 and A8
From Aix-en-Provence (tolls): 1 h 47 min (164 km) via A8
From Nîmes (tolls): 2 h 54 min (269 km) via A8
From Marseille (tolls): 2 h 3 min (188 km) via A8
From Avignon (tolls): 2 h 33 min (249 km) via A8
From Montpellier (tolls): 3 h 18 min (315 km) via A8
From Sète (tolls): 3 h 27 min (344 km) via A8
From Agde (tolls): 3 h 43 min (368 km) via A9 and A8
From Pézenas (tolls): 3 h 44 min (370 km) via A9 and A8
From Béziers (tolls): 3 h 52 min (380 km) via A9 and A8
From Perpignan (tolls): 4 h 32 min (472 km) via A9 and A8
From Argelès-sur-Mer (tolls): 4 h 49 min (491 km) via A9 and A8
From Collioure (tolls): 4 h 53 min (498 km) via A9 and A8
From Narbonne (tolls): 4 h (403 km) via A9 and A8
From La Baule-Escoublac (tolls): 10 h 58 min (1,208 km) via A7
From Saint-Nazaire (tolls): 10 h 53 min (1,193 km) via A7
From Nantes (tolls): 10 h 17 min (1,132 km) via A62
From Saumur (tolls): 9 h 3 min (1,003 km) via A7
From Les Sables-d’Olonne (tolls): 10 h 17 min (1,121 km) via A62
From Cognac (tolls): 8 h 28 min (907 km) via A62
From Angoulême (tolls): 8 h 23 min (906 km) via A62
From Eauze (tolls): 6 h 45 min (679 km) via A8
From La Rochelle (tolls): 8 h 54 min (969 km) via A62
From Rochefort (tolls): 8 h 32 min (941 km) via A62
From Saintes (tolls): 8 h 15 min (905 km) via A62
From Arcachon (tolls): 7 h 46 min (844 km) via A62
From Royan (tolls): 8 h 36 min (909 km) via A62
From Biarritz (tolls): 7 h 52 min (852 km) via A64
From Saint-Jean-de-Luz (tolls): 7 h 54 min (857 km) via A64
From Bayonne (tolls): 7 h 41 min (839 km) via A64
From Dax (tolls): 4 h 58 min (523 km) via A9 and A8
From Lourdes (tolls): 6 h 41 min (718 km) via A8
From Pau (tolls): 6 h 53 min (735 km) via A8
From Périgueux (tolls): 7 h 37 min (825 km) via A8
From Bordeaux (tolls): 7 h 19 min (792 km) via A62
From Toulouse (tolls): 5 h 16 min (550 km) via A8
From Carcassonne (tolls): 4 h 29 min (459 km) via A9 and A8
From Andorra (tolls): 6 h 58 min (640 km) via A8
Public transport. The town is served by two TER Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur stations:
Cagnes-sur-Mer is served by the Lignes d’Azur buses, network of the Nice agglomeration.
Area: 18 sq. km
Population: 51 000
Time: Central European UTC +1
Coordinates: 43°39′52″N 7°08′56″E
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