Cagnes-sur-Mer holiday accommodation lies in the largest suburb of Nice, so guests have access to all the amenities a large city has to offer, as well as the tranquility of mountains to the north, and the excitement and beach prestige of the Cote d'Azur. In addition to its position on the coast, holiday apartments and villas in Cagnes-sur-Mer are handy for the southern Alps, so skiing is a possibility during the winter, even when it's warm enough for shorts and flip-flops on the coast. For art lovers, Cagnes-sur-Mer villas put guests in the town where Renoir used to live, as well as other famed artists, writers and composers such as Kay Boyle, Chaim Soutine and George Antheil. For history buffs and the culturally curious, Grimaldi Castle towers over the town, now an art museum.
Cagnes-sur-Mer holiday villas are replete with modern conveniences, including laundry facilities, televisions and fully equipped kitchens, though some don't have dishwashers. A healthy proportion have access to a swimming pool, and are convenient for golf, walking, and tennis courts. Onsite parking is also available, offering tourists the convenience of hiring a car for the duration of their stay.
Outdoor pursuits: With the unique combination of mountains and sea, Cagnes-sur-Mer accommodation is perfectly positioned for proponents of mountain activities and watersports alike. Horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, water skiing, sailing or simply lounging on the beach means a holiday on the Cote d'Azur pretty much combines two holidays into one.
Beaches: Over two miles of the typical Cote d'Azur shingle constitute Cros de Cagnes beach. The beach and promenade are well served with toilets, showers and drinking fountains, and there are more than enough restaurants and cafés to cater to even the busiest of summer crowds.
Nightlife: As one might expect, the majority of the nightlife is to be found along the coast, with beach bars and restaurants predominating. Wider choices become available in neighbouring Nice, which is a much larger town and easy to access via bus and taxi.
Shopping: The frequent buses and trains can get eager shoppers to the sprawl of Nice and the prestige of Cannes, where HomeAway offers more luxury-end rentals. For local shopping, Cagnes is awash with markets, from the regular morning grocery and clothing markets four days a week, to the evening arts and crafts market every Friday during July and August.
Culture: The southwestern part of the town is dominated by the Hippodrome de la Cote d'Azur, a famous horse track. Guests can also visit Renoir's estate Les Collettes, and the scenic village of Haut de Cagnes, the old town, is only a short bus ride from the beach. One of the features of this village is the medieval Grimaldi Castle, which is now a contemporary art museum.
Weather in Cagnes-sur-Mer is typical of the Cote d'Azur, with long, hot summers and short, mild winters. High temperatures will hit 30°C in the summer and single digits in the winter, and most of the sparse rain falls in the autumn.
Flying in couldn't be more convenient with Cagnes-sur-Mer's location adjacent to the Nice Cote d'Azur Airport, only three miles away from the town centre. Public transport is excellent all along the coast, but hire cars are recommended if guests wish to explore the southern Alps. Both driving and taking the train from the UK is doable without any great deal of hassle.