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Address: Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

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Authentic medieval perched village

We visited out of season in February and almost had this small, hilltop village to ourselves but imagine in the tourist season it would be packed and not much fun navigating round... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We visited out of season in February and almost had this small, hilltop village to ourselves but imagine in the tourist season it would be packed and not much fun navigating round the narrow streets and alleys. Not over-hyped like some of the more well-known hill villages but with similar character, minus all the tourist shops. A lovely walk to... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This place is set on a hill top where a castle should be and t did not disappoint! It's charm is beyond compare and is a very short and cheap train ride from Nice. The streets are so uncrowded.... actually for us in January there were barely any people there. Had a glorious lunch and view at a restaurant at... More 

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Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Good view from top of the hill. Nice ride with a free small tourist bus leaving from the center of Cagnes sur Mer. There's castle on the top has a museum, you can see even better from the tower. Inside some funny modern art.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I got a kick out of the reviewer who preferred St Paul de Vence over Haut de Cagnes. Yes it's bigger and more picturesque from a distance, but you can't compare the charm, quaintness and authenticity up close. Actually, I had never heard of Haut de Cagnes. This was an accidental find. I was driving from Antibes to Nice, enjoying... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Beautiful vista and old village above the city. You can walk up the windy road from town or catch the free shuttle. I arrived in the main courtyard of the castle just before sunset. Lovely.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you like history and art, this is an easy day trip from Nice. Take a quick and cheap commuter train ride from Nice central train station to Cagnes-sur-Mer. Follow the signs to Renoir's home and studio; this is a lovely site with family photos, Renoir paintings, and beautiful garden views of Haut de Cagnes. Then walk down the hill... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very tiny but worth a trip for a short walk around to the narrow streets to see the jamble of houses and magnificent views. It also has a small Medieval Chateau open to the public which houses art exhibitions and a few nice restaurants for lunch etc. It is easily reached by the free navette mini bus from the central... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We loved our stay in Haut de Cagnes. It is a beautiful, quiet place to stroll along the narrow streets, with beautiful views from the castle.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We walked from the base of the area to the top, following some marked path that went through a lot of steep climbs. Just be prepared if you do walk up - it might be taxing especially during warmer weather. When you reach the top you can see sweeping views of the area. There are also a few restaurants and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The vieille ville of Cagnes sur Mer is often overlooked in the rush to visit the many attractions of the Riviera. Any yet it is a stone throw from Cannes and easily accessible from a free shuttle bus departing from the centre on the lower town, where you can fing ample parking for your car. The old village is small... More 

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