Property in Cagnes sur Mer
“Cagnes is a veritable harbour of piece, hidden a short way down the coast from Nice in tranquil provencial surroundings. It’s an escape from the buzz of city life while being close enough to Nice in order to profit from all that it has on offer.”
The Cagnes-sur-Mer coastline covers 3,5 kilometres of serene pebbled beaches. You can take a dip in the deep turquoise waters almost all year round as the Mediterranean maintains mild temperatures at an average of 16 – 23 degrees centigrade !
What is more, Cagnes does not fall under the new Loi Alur legislation which makes seasonal renting a lot lighter on the paperwork side of things.
It is a good choice for buyers prioritising a holiday home with an authentic pronvicial experience. The properties don’t tend to achieve more than 15 weeks a year rental income. In comparison Nice central properties can easily earn 25 weeks, some more – if your main goal is ROI, Nice is the place for you.
Cagnes is home to six private beaches, each with their own high-quality provisions including restaurants, sun-beds and parasol rental. One of the most well known is the Cros-de-Cagnes: a seaside resort offering relaxation, beach activities, water sports (to practice all year round) and a wide range of welcoming local shops and restaurants.
Formerly an artisan fishing village, Cagnes has a rich history of French coastal tradition. These traditions have evolved over time and many of them have shaped it into the sea-lovers paradise it is today. The fishing tradition is still very much alive and well, but water-based leisure activities are increasingly popular.
It’s easy to fall in love with this picturesque fishing port, the yellow ochre couloured chapel, “pointu” boats, and Place St Pierre’s petanque and pastisse…
The Promenade de la Plage is Cagnes’ very own down-scaled version of Nice’s Promenade des Anglais – it may be smaller but what it loses in length it makes up for in charm. The sea front stretch has been completely renovated and is complete with a cycle track and footpath; ideal for a stroll at sunrise. Each summer, it plays host to the Promenade en Fête spectacular where thousands flock to the seafront for a celebration of music, dance and fireworks.
And that’s not all. Cagnes was final retreat of Auguste Renoir a leading artist of the impressionist movement. The museum dedicated to his work and life can be found in the heart of a gorgeous estate of olive and citrus trees. You won’t want to miss the breathtaking views of the Cape of Antibes. The museum’s collection of paintings, sculptures, and artefacts from the artist’s studio give an emotional insight into the last 12 years of his life.
Cagnes-sur-Mer is a pleasure to experience time after time, if you’re looking for an idyllic alternative to Nice, this place is for you.