Blogs from Cagnes-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France, Europe


Early start and trammed to Massena where it was then an easy walk to Albert 1er... (premier). Number 200 bus and not many people so we were able to choose good seats. Half an hour trip to Square Bourdet in Cagnes sur Mer along the waterfront and past the airport and across the Var. A busy satellite city and from the pictures I saw, a fabulous beach. Many tourists mulling around. Easy stroll around the shops before we headed up the hill to the Medieval Village Haut de Cagnes. Steep is not even close to describing the ascent and so it was a real effort for me. Really narrow streets and homes with small doorways and windows. It is really surprising how light they are inside after having stopped in one in Arles. (Mind you we ... read more
The ascent
Tall & narrow

Europe » France » Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur » Cagnes-sur-Mer September 18th 2012

Getting used to getting up early. With the hour difference between here and home we find ourselves waking early, eating breakfast early and moving on early in the day. We had been reading a lot about over wintering in Spain or Portugal but with working that isn’t a possibility at the moment. Perhaps in 2014 when I get my state pension. We wonder what it would be like staying in the same place. After few days we get wanderlust and want to move on and see pastures new. Would you get fed up of the same sites, the same people, the same scenery or would it be a blessing to be in one place, pitch up and stay? I guess it would be nice for a while to get to know people and make friends something ... read more
Cagnes sur Mer
Hills between Cagnes and Port Grimaud

Friday 8th October 2010 A nice slow drive along the Mediterranean coast into France this morning, then we joined the Autoroute A8 at Menton to bypass Monte Carlo, Monaco and Nice - all of which we intend to visit in the next few days using public transport from our site at Cagnes- sur- Mer. We arrive on site late morning, establish camp and have lunch before venturing forth by local bus to Nice. Nice is an elegant city near to the sea, a little less so the further inland you go. We wander down from the bus terminus to the Promenade des Anglais and take the sea air whilst the boys rush to the water’s edge and throw in stones whilst dodging the incoming breakers. The hotel La Negresco is a striking landmark here with its ... read more
Its the med
Promenade Anglais

Vendredi passé nous avons fait une merveilleuse promenade en vélo d'Antibes à Cagnes-sur-Mer (une heure au bord de la mer, puis une demi-heure pour monter la colline!) Nous voulions voir la Maison Renoir où Auguste Renoir, peintre, a habité entre 1906 et 1919 quand il est mort. Non seulement on a vu des tableaux, des esqisses et des bronzes, mais aussi y avait-il toute la maison à visiter y compris ses meubles, ses outils de peinture, son fauteuil roulant. Regarder par les memes fenetres où il regardait m'a fait grand plaisir! Je veux y retourner visiter Haute Cagnes...... read more

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