Find the best place to stay — Sainte-Agnès

Where to stay around Sainte-Agnès?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,703 holiday lettings near Sainte-Agnès. From 1,139 apartments to 206 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sainte-Agnès is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sainte-Agnès?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sainte-Agnès:

  • Old Town: 1,551 holiday homes
  • Port of Nice: 1,590 holiday homes
  • Carre d'Or: 1,690 holiday homes
  • Mont Boron: 969 holiday homes
  • Gambetta: 1,219 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sainte-Agnès?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sainte-Agnès. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Eze-Sur-Mer Port: 8,709 holiday lettings
  • Nice Etoile Shopping Center: 12,940 holiday lettings
  • Cap-Ferrat Lighthouse: 12,560 holiday lettings
  • Nice Opera: 12,920 holiday lettings
  • Monaco Harbour: 22 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sainte-Agnès listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Sainte-Agnès?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,139 apartments in Sainte-Agnès. Our other popular types of Sainte-Agnès holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 206 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 192 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 15 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sainte-Agnès?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 533 holiday homes with pool available in Sainte-Agnès. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur (Alpes Maritimes) - The Highest Coastal Village in Europe

    The village of Sainte Agnès is perched on the flank of a mountain, 750m above the Mediterranean. Although only 3 km from the coast as the crow flies, by car it is reached via a mountain road with spectacular panoramic views that winds its way up the 9km from Menton at the eastern end of the French Riviera. Due to its unique position, Sainte Agnès enjoys the title of ‘Highest Coastal Village in Europe’, in 1997 becoming a member of the association ‘Les plus beaux villages de France’ which includes 142 villages all chosen for the exceptional nature of their location, their cultural, historical, architectural or natural treasures exposed to the public in an attempt to highlight their importance and thus preserve them for future generations.

    The first record of the village was in 1185 as Sancta Agneta, and until 1258 was ruled by the Counts of Ventimille, when it fell under the power of the Counts of Provence. The most breathtaking views of the hills down to the Mediterranean and the surrounding coastline along to Italy are to be found upon climbing to the 9th-century chateau, and its charming ‘Jardin Médiéval’ high above the village which by all accounts was built by the Saracen Prince Haroun, upon falling madly in love with a young Provençal girl. Although fully restored in 1502, the chateau is today in ruins. Some of the ancient walls remain, however, and their arrow slits evoke a strong feeling of what the extremely well placed defensive position may have been like in medieval times. Archaeological digs carried out on the site have unearthed at least 23 skeletons along with other artefacts, pointing to the area having be inhabited as far back at the Bronze Age and possibly even the Neolithic. The wonderful 360˚ vista was again brought into prominence in 1932 when the Fort Maginot de Sainte Agnès, was constructed as part of the Maginot Line. This contained an important concentration of artillery of which much is still in working order. The fort was never put to the test as the invaders decided to just go round it, although I have been told that a gun may once have been fired at the Italians.

    Although the ‘commune’ of Sainte Agnès descends right into the Menton valley, the permanent population of the village itself is only about 90 people. Many of the village houses are 15th to 18th century, and have been divided and re-divided by family inheritance over many generations, making their layout rather hard to divine from the outside. The village offers three restaurants (two of which also double as bars) all with wonderful views over the hills and down to the coast. It also boasts three gift shops, and a very well stocked village ‘épicerie’.

    As well as the obvious charms offered by the close proximity of the coast, Monaco, Nice, Italy and the beautiful peaks of the Mercantour National Park are all within easy reach. The hiking route GR51, also known as the Balcony of the Cote D’Azur passes the village and can lead to you North East to the hamlet of Monti, East to the Italian border, South West to the village of Gorbio and West towards Nice. There are also a few quite hilly loop hikes from Sainte Agnes, including the glorious Mont Baudon, some using part of the GR51. Whilst walking these routes, you will no doubt notice the abundance of lavender, an integral part of one of the many village fêtes held during the summer months.

    Written by Kirsty Lowe - Owner of Property 98220 in Sainte-Agnes, France

    Attractions in and around Sainte-Agnes

    Looking for things to do while you're in Sainte-Agnes? Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can take a trip to Casino Monte Carlo and Pont Vieux, or spend an enlightening afternoon at Matisse Museum or Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Le Calandre Beach and Baie des Fourmis Beach, and green spaces such as Exotic Garden and Castle Park. You can take a shopping trip to Nice Etoile Shopping Center, Le Metropole Shopping Center and Condamine Market. Want to take in a game or event? Get tickets for Allianz Riviera. Monaco Harbour and Port of Nice are just a couple of activities around the area. You might also want to add other must-see places in the region such as Prince's Palace, Villa Kerylos or Villa Ephrussi to your agenda.