The district of Le Haut-de-Cagnes was listed as a historical site in 1948. It has held on to the calm atmosphere of a village with its history-laden stones, its shady, narrow streets decorated with flowers, its unique viewpoints over the Mediterranean Sea and the Mercantour National Park etc. A number of artists, in love with the Mediterranean light, settled down in this pretty village known as “The Montmartre of the Côte d’Azur”. The village also attracted celebrities from the universe of the arts and theatre until the 1960s. Dominating the district of Haut-de-Cagnes, the Château-Musée Grimaldi (Grimaldi castle & museum) a fort built in around 1300 and turned into a stately home in around 1620, is today the showcase for the collections of the Musée ethnographique de l’olivier (Ethnographic Museum), the Donation Solidor (Solidor Collection), the Musée d’Art moderne Méditerranéen [Mediterranean Museum of Modern Art ] and a number of contemporary art exhibitions.
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Painters’ Côte d’Azur
Every Thursday, a 2-hour guided tour with 12 lecterns marking the way in the medieval village of Le Haut de Cagnes. These lecterns, which are reproductions of paintings by the masters, are all outside, on the sites where the originals were created by the artists.
Departure: 10 am from the Tourist Office.
Price: € 3 per person. Group price: € 150.
Information: Cagne-sur-Mer Tourist Office
Tel. 33 (0)4 93 20 61 64 – Fax 33 (0)4 93 20 52 63
Office of Tourisme
Tél : 00 33 4 92 02 85 05 – FAX : 00 33 4 92 02 05 86
July and August :
From Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 7 pm
June and September :
From Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 7 pm
October to the end of May :
From Wednesday to Sunday from 2 pm to 6 pm