Cagnes sur Mer, located between Nice and Antibes, is a town consisting of three different areas, Cagnes-Ville, Cros-de-Cagnes and Hauts-de-Cagnes.
The area has about 50.000 habitants on a yearly basis. Many restaurants and bars are open all year. In Cagnes-sur-Mer you will also find the new and highly appreciated shopping mall Polygone Riviera, with shops and restaurants for all tastes.
Hauts-de-Cagnes is the medieval village where a great castle, Château Grimaldi, was built by an ancestor of the royal family of Monaco in 1309. Nowadays the castle is an art museum.
The village, with 600-700 people living there all year around, attracts many international families who are looking for a charming apartment, or a village house in a typical french environment. Bakeries and grocery shops are close by. The narrow streets are full of flowers and host many local artists. In this village its easy to find a home with a fantastic view over the sea and the mountains.
Cros-de-Cagnes is an old fishing village where boat builders and fishermen built the beautiful little church Chapelle Saint-Pierre. Even nowadays, fishing is still an important industry. The area offers a completely renovated boardwalk, perfect for a stroll along the shore.
A visit to the Renoir museum is recommended. August Renoir used to spend his winters in Cagnes-sur-Mer to ease his rheumatic illness thanks to the mild climate. The small and calm town of St Laurent du Var offers great beaches, a nice boardwalk, shops and restaurants.
Many foreigners looking to buy a property for sale on the French Riviera are attracted by this a bit calmer area, yet so close to the sea and the airport. Contact us at Wretman Estate and we will help you find the home of your dreams!