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Haut de Cagnes

Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Stumbled upon here by accident. Unfortunately we were driving our American muscle car which was extremely challenging thought the narrow roads! So very pretty and romantic. Looks like a postcard.

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Zorneding, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Spent a lovely evening walking through the village and dining al fresco. The streets are narrow and driving through was challenging to say the least.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A lovely little village. Take the free shuttle and spend time exploring! A visit to the Grimaldi Castle is a must.

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Hong Kong, China
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I would put it with Colmar as the towns that I like the best. Cagne sur mer has beautiful alleys for a leisurely stroll. There are choices of cafe for a cup of coffee in tranquility, without the hustle and bustle of packs of tourists. You will be able to take beautiful pictures without being a photographer.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We didn't stay overnight in this beautiful unspoilt and non-touristic gem of a village. In fact, we only discovered it during the last hour or two of our stay. The hike up the hill is so pretty, with little houses lining the streets, and tiny cafes and b&bs. NONE of it is touristy. It's a medieval village with a beautiful... More

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Tyreso, Sweden
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17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We caught the free shuttle bus from Cagnes up to Haut de Cagnes one October (ask at the Info centre where it goes from nowadays. Marvellous for those who can't manage the walk.) - and joined a very informative nearly free guided tour of the village (in French). A little gem of a place - but don't tell everyone of... More

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful, unspoilt and generally untouristy medieval village. Definitely worth a visit but give the modern town directly below it a big miss. The beach promenade is nice, but a little inaccessible from Haut Cagnes, requiring two changes of bus. Haut Cagnes village is definitely worth a visit, but you can see it in one day easily. The restaurants are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were staying in Nice and took a day trip to Cagnes Sur Mer specifically for Haut de Cagnes. The Bourg was beautiful and the views were awesome. I read that there was a museum in the castle at the top of the hill and assumed it was an historic museum of the castle and the area. Just know, it... More

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Portland, Oregon
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28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I feel sorry for the tourists who never make it up the hill from the little-special Cagnes sur Mer tourist trap. The medieval village of Haut de Cagnes was slow and perfect for my morning walk in June followed by a good lunch with a spectacular view. I'm soooo glad I made it to this part of the world for... More

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