French Riviera seaside villa Cote d’Azur – Villa Les Galets is a deceptively spacious, modern, family town house with heated pool and air conditioning, set in a quiet residential district of Cagnes sur Mer, halfway between Nice and Cannes. You can walk to a bakery and shops from the villa, and the sea front and promenade are less than half a mile away. Each bedroom offers space and privacy, with the lower ground floor suite also having independent access from the garden. Cagnes sur Mer offers all the amenities of a lively seaside town and a wide variety of watersports are available here. The new Polygone Riviera, opened in October 2015, is a stylish shopping centre with open walkways, fountains and palm trees and futuristic architecture housing fashionable boutiques, restaurants, and a cinema. From Cagnes, you can hire bikes and ride along the wide seafront boulevard into the centre of Nice if you wish, or rollerblade instead, enjoying the relaxed summer atmosphere and views of the bay. The beach is pebbly, but there are plenty of sandy beaches a short drive away at Antibes (la Garoupe, for example) and at Juan les Pins.
The attractive vieille ville — Haut de Cagnes — is a pleasant place to wander and soak up the atmosphere, whilst deciding which of its appealing cafes or restaurants you might want to try for lunch or dinner. If you enjoy art you can join the tourist office's 2-hour tour around the old town, viewing reproductions of old masters on the very sites where the originals were painted. Slightly further afield is Nice, which has something for everyone, and Cannes, where you will find excellent shops and restaurants in the chic Le Suquet quarter, much of which is pedestrianised. For a change of atmosphere, time spent in the perfume city of Grasse, with its evocative old centre, would be another excellent destination.
Walk to local shops (bakery, grocery) 600m; Cagnes-sur-Mer village centre, beach and seafront half a mile. Polygone Riviera complex 2.5 miles. Nice airport 3 miles (10 minutes), Vence 6 miles, Nice (Promenade des Anglais) 7 miles, Antibes 7.5 miles, Cannes 15 miles, Grasse 20 miles, Monaco 21 miles, Ventimiglia (Italy) 41 miles. Nearest tennis court in Cagnes sur Mer 1.2 miles, golf at Biot (8 miles).