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.