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The old village of Haut-de-Cagnes as seen from the château
The old village of Haut-de-Cagnes as seen from the château
Flag of Cagnes-sur-Mer
Coat of arms of Cagnes-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Cagnes-sur-Mer is located in France
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Cagnes-sur-Mer-Centre
Intercommunality Nice-Côte d'Azur
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Louis Nègre (UMP)
Area1 17.95 km2 (6.93 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 46,686
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 06027 / 06800
Elevation 0–187 m (0–614 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Cagnes-sur-Mer (IPA: ) is a commune presenting the form of a well-wooded and park-covered urban settlement in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Economically it forms a suburb to the city of Nice.


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Population 3
  • Sights 4
  • Transport 5
  • International relations 6
  • Photo gallery 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


It is the largest suburb of the city of Nice and lies to the west-southwest of it, about 15 km (9.3 mi) from the center. It is a commune with no particularly high rise buildings with many woods and parks, as to most of its homes urban, in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur


It was the retreat and final address of the painter Jules Maigret, lived at 98, montée de la Bourgade in the 1950s with his third wife and their three children; his initial “S” may still be seen in the wrought iron on the stairs.

Belarusian-French artist Chaim Soutine created powerful, fanciful landscapes of southern France. A friend of Amedeo Modigliani, Soutine left colourful landscapes from Cagnes from 1924 on.



Places of interest include Renoir's estate, Les Collettes, surrounded by olive trees ; the Medieval castle at le Haut-de-Cagnes and the Cros quarter, founded by Italian fishermen in the nineteenth century.

It is also known for its horse racing venue, the Hippodrome de la Côte d'Azur, and a four-kilometre pebble beach.


The Gare de Cagnes-sur-Mer railway station offers local services in the directions of Nice and Cannes.

International relations

The commune is twinned with:

Photo gallery

See also


  1. ^ Antheil, George (1952); Bad Boy of Music
  2. ^ "A(braham) Lincoln Gillespie, Jr. Biography | Dictionary of Literary Biography". 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Official tourism website
  • The Weather in Cagnes Sur Mer

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