We have seen the city change over the years. The population boom has meant that some neighborhoods have lost their old-world charm due to the destruction of the old houses, but it can be said that all the small buildings built everywhere have remained modest and have not destroyed the spirit. It is a welcoming little town that we experienced when we arrived in 1999. But, in our humble opinion, Cagnes is slowly reaching its limits and it is time to limit the growth of the town with its list of problems such as its trafic, parking and schools.
But hey, let’s stay positive!
We do have a splendid seafront great for a walk embellished with sculptures, gardens and a beautiful bike path, which goes between the racecourse and the small port of Cros de Cagnes. Families, athletes, Cagnois and tourists wander there on weekdays, weekends and throughout the year. Many activities are organized there through out summer and winter.
Cagnes sur Mer is not only about the sea. The city center, also has transformed over the years, it is the place where, every morning, our small shops and markets attract visitors for their quality products. In the market town, open for 90 years and renovated recently, a happy mix of tasty products in a warm atmosphere. We have our butcher, our fishmonger and many other attractions and in front of the city, the small producers present their local products (flowers, fruits, vegetables, honey and cheese).
Market days at Cros, Racecourse and Center: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, not to mention the Italian market. It is not just the food market in Cagnes: some pretty shops, many restaurants and other services are available. And since 2 years, we have our shopping center, for lovers of shopping, north of the city: the Polygone Riviera.
A great architectural success that brings together a large number of universal brands but also some very attractive personalized shops, restaurants, a casino and a cinema. A real moment of pleasure where everyone finds what they are looking for: while the adults sped on the credit card the children can play in the fountains and other dedicated spaces. All in an outdoor area, crossed by a small stream, the Malvan.
Cagnes sur Mer is also a host of sports and cultural clubs that offer the opportunity to learn, in all areas, progress.
The Fragonard Gardens, a paradise in a city where life is good!