Also, known as the Montmartre of the Côte d’Azur, this gorgeous hilltop village has long been a haunt for artists of all types. From Renoir to Modigliani and from Brigitte Bardot to Greta Garbo its cobbled streets with their explosions of floral colour, intriguing archways and magnificent views have rung with the footsteps of those captivated by the spell of this beautifully preserved gem of Provence. The village encircles the medieval castle of Grimaldi, now a fascinating museum and gallery, and its streets, terraces and restaurants offer panoramas reaching far up into the Alps and out over the sparkling Mediterranean. Haut-de-Cagnes is the oldest neighbourhood of the present-day seaside town of Cagnes-sur-mer which is easily accessible on foot or by shuttle bus and has good connections in the direction of both Nice and Cannes by train or bus.