CAGNES SUR MER

Cagnes-sur-Mer is a small and lively fishing port with pebble beaches and numerous nautical activities on its menu. It is known as the gardening capital of the French Riviera. Its hippodrome is well known throughout France by all race goers. The town was in the 14th century donated to the Grimaldi family of Monaco who built the castle by order of Rainier 1st. Its most famous resident was undoubtedly the Master of Impressionism, Auguste Renoir. Fascinated by the prevailing light conditions he took residence in 1903 and turned Cagnes into a centre for Arts, which became known as the "Montmartre of the Côte d'Azur" well into the 1960ies.

Events:
Wine Expo – May
Square-Petanque World Championships – August

Useful links:
www.cagnes-tourisme.com