A medieval castle perched on a Provence hilltop above the sparkling Mediterranean sea
Walk in the footsteps of knights and painters at Château Le Cagnard. Originally built to defend nearby Chateau Grimaldi, the 19th century saw this hilltop hideaway become part of Provence’s flourishing art scene. Today, you’ll find reminders of this rich history throughout Château Le Cagnard – alongside all the makings of a luxury country retreat.
Each of the 26 boutique bedrooms captures this rural region’s rustic charm, with cool colours, original wooden beams and elegant period furnishings. Unwind with an in-room massage, or take in the famous Provence light from your private sun terrace. Venture out and explore, or pick a book from the library and get cosy by the fire. Savour local specialties beneath enchanting murals by Wery, a contemporary of Matisse. Or dine beneath the sliding ceiling, where hand-painted panels glide back to reveal clear blue skies and starry nights.
Step outside and you’ll find yourself in historic Haut-de-Cagnes, renowned as the ‘Montmartre of Provence’ at the turn of the 20th century. Stroll through winding alleys where bright flowers trail from the houses, or take the hotel shuttle to Cagnes-sur-Mer. Unwind on the beach, or spend the day sailing aboard a private yacht. Nice, the French Riviera’s stylish capital, is also nearby.
20-minute drive to Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.
The property is 1.6 mi from the sea and 4.3 mi from Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
Rue sous Barri, 54
06800, Cagnes sur Mer
+33 4 93 20 73 22
Château Le Cagnard ****