Located just two kilometres from the beaches and ports, at the heart of seven hills on a gentle slope, the town of Le Cannet enjoys a panoramic view that stretches from the Lérins Islands to the Esterel mountain range. Walks among the pines, olive trees, mimosa, orange and eucalyptus trees are easy and enjoyable.
Le Cannet on the Cote d’Azur has a rich cultural and artistic heritage. This includes the chapels of Notre-Dame-des-Anges and Saint-Sauveur (which was decorated by Tobiasse), the St. Catherine Church, the Mur des Amoureux de Peynet (the Lovers’ Wall) and Vieux-Cannet (the old town), all of which bear living testimony to this heritage.
Vieux-Cannet has preserved the charm of traditional Provence: winding staircases, shady little squares and traditional villas. Not to be missed are the art and crafts workshops on rue Saint-Sauveur.
Located 260m above sea level, the old village offers a grandiose panorama over Cannes and the Isles of Lérins, Mandelieu, Grasse and the pre-Alps. It coils like a snail shell with its narrow streets and displays a strict geometric pattern imposed by the fortifications.
Bathed in soft blue light, it attracted such prestigious artists as Picasso, Picabia, Paul Éluard, Jean Cocteau, Man Ray, Edith Piaf, Fernand Léger and many more who left their mark, with over 30 art studios and galleries to be discovered in the narrow streets. It has many attractions: a Museum of Classical Art recently opened to display an absolutely unique private collection; an exceptional collection of photographs of the greatest masters of the “Eighth Art”; 60% of listed wooded areas; a worldwide reputation for attracting stars; prestige establishments; quaint stopovers, over 40 restaurants featuring the most refined and most surprising far It is also renowned as a destination for golf with two prestige golf courses and a quality of life to be discovered...
Mougins enjoys a privileged location.
Just 15 minutes from Cannes, its beaches and Festivals; 8km from Grasse, the Capital of Perfume; and 40km from the closest winter resort, Gréolières-les-Neiges, Mougins on its hilltop is like a citadel, overlooking towns and villages all the way to the foot of the pre-Alps.
Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis offers, for holidays or business trips, a perfect getaway…Home to the Sophia-Antipolis science park, Europe’s first technological cluster, the city has been able to cultivate the charm and authenticity of the magnificently preserved old town of Valbonne.
In both summer and winter, Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis is bedecked with the colours of the seasons. To appreciate all its aspects, spend time meeting its people and the surrounding nature.
What to see :
Le Cannet :
- Old city visit.
- Chapelle Notre Dame de Protection.
- Eglise St Pierre.
- Museum and domaine Renoir.
- Château Musée des Grimaldi.
- Old town visit, fountains.
- Chapelle St Barthélémy.
- Eglise St Jacques le Majeur.
- Photography museum.
- Cars museum.
Chapelles St Bernardin et St Esprit.
- L’abbaye Chalaisienne.
- Aqueduc romain des Clausonnes
- La villa Archange Le Cannet
- Le Moulins de Mougins Mougins
- Lou Cigalon Valbonne