Cagnes-sur-Mer is a city in Alpes-Maritimes regino of southern France.


The town is divided in three parts. The Cros de Cagnes is the portion of the village that is near the Sea, including the little fishermen harbour. The Cagnes is the modern portion of the village. The Haut de Cagnes is the medieval origin of the Cagnes settlement and nestles around an imposing medieval castle once owned by the Grimaldi dynasty (the Royal family of Monaco). The picture perfect village has been maintained successfully over the years and offers an alternative to the concrete of the modern French Riviera.

Get in

The town is 10 minutes drive from Nice Cote Azur airport.

Get around

There is a free Navette (shuttle) that serves Haut de Cagnes and takes you around the village and into Cagnes sur Mer. Look for #44.



Haute de Cagnes, having been meticulously preserved, has not been overcome by modern developments and big hotel complexes, so lodging options in that portion of town are limited to a handful of small hotels and private villa rentals.

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