Although just a short train ride away from Nice, Cagnes-Sur-Mer is much more than a convenient location. Venture up the steep hill to the medieval village surrounding the Château Musée Grimaldi in Haut-de-Cagnes and you’ll pass through clusters of charming houses and cobbled streets. The castle was built around 1300, and in 1946 it was restored into a museum. Now, the gallery showcases an olive tree museum, a collection of Suzy Solidor portraits and temporary contemporary art exhibitions. Afterwards, stop in one of the many restaurants that overlook the city below. A museum dedicated to the life and artwork of Auguste Renoir, one of the many artists inspired by the Côte d’Azur, is located in the house built for his family in 1908. Here, he painted renowned landscapes, portraits, nudes and still lifes that give a hint of life in Cagnes-Sur-Mer over a century ago.