The French town of
Cagnes-sur-Mer is set in a landscape of hills
covered with olive and orange trees and
cultivated by flowers (carnations, rose, mimosa).
The town comprises: Haut-de-Cagnes, dominated by
a medieval castle, Cagnes-Ville, the modern
residential and commercial quarter and
Cros-de-Cagnes, an unusual fishing village and
beach. The picturesque upper town has become the
home of many painters who come each year in great
numbers, attracted by the beautiful setting and
incomparable light [from the Michelin Guide to
the French Riviera - Cote d'Azur].
My grandmother was French and lived
in Cagnes at 38 Rue Hippolyte Guis (probably
since the 1920s). I visited Haut de Cagnes each
year from early childhood though to my mid-teens.
The attraction of the village is so strong that I
visited Cagnes again this year. This website is
about an Englishman's love of a small French
village. This site is dedicated to Cagnes.