Perched on the heights of Cagnes, in a Provencal landscape, the Château Le Cagnard – Hotel and Restaurant is an invitation to travel. Located in the heart of a region of art and history, it provides enchantment to its guests. Under the benevolent leadership of the Medieval Château Grimaldi, it is nestled in an interlacing of steep alleys. A haven of tranquility just a few steps away from the beaches of the Côte d’Azur. It offers the exquisite charm of a refined setting, perfect for an exceptional stay. Nothing is missing.
In this village, nestled between the Mercantour massif and the Mediterranean Sea, nature has lavished its wonders. Mountain landscapes plunging into the azure sea surrounded by clusters of purple Clematis clinging to old ochre stones, its colors make up a breathtaking palette. Inspired painters are elected residence. The southern vegetation invites you to a kitchen with powerful aromas.
Holiday, wedding or engagement? Holiday tourism, gastronomic experiences or discoveries? Want to swim or hike? The hotel Château Le Cagnard in Cagnes-sur-Mer transports you to paradise, whatever the purpose of your stay.
In a building from the 13th century, the hotel carefully keeps its chivalrous legacy. With its vaulted fireplace the former guards’ room gives an exquisite charm to the diners. Warm tones, and frescoes consisting of elephants dating back to the twenties, come to superimpose the dream of distant lands.
The lunches on the terrace, in a more seaside atmosphere, embrace a panoramic view over Cap d’Antibes.
A unique piece, and the jewel of the place, is the ceiling in the restaurant, consisting of 200 originally painted panels. Moving behind the scenes it provides room for the night sky. Alone, it creates an ideal atmosphere for your events: engagement, wedding or baptism, or just a dinner.
Refined and intimate, this hotel restaurant welcomes a romantic getaway and gives a very special stamp to your moments.
All the Rooms and Suites at the hotel adopt a classic décor, using noble tones of ecru that harmonizes with the warmth of the luxurious furnishings.
Being named « The Côte d’Azur Montmartre », in honor of the famous artists from this region and their intense colors, Château Le Cagnard pays tribute to painters as prestigious as Renoir, Matisse, Picasso and Bonnard by dedicating them its rooms. The hotel’s situation is an invitation to explore the high places of modernism, such as the field of the Collettes of Renoir, Matisse’s Vence chapel or the Musée Picasso d’Antibes.
Return completely transfigured by your stay.
In 1960 Mr. and Mrs. Barel bought the building. Later on, in 1968, «Le Cagnard», recognized for its «keen appreciation of the art of welcoming guests», was selected into the Relais et Châteaux collection. The restaurant’s famous ceiling was then constructed, which can be opened to reveal the blue sky above. Its 200 panels were painted by hand in 1986, by the famous architect Philippe Roberti.
In 2011 a new chapter in the hotel’s history began, when the Ivarsson family bought the famous property in order to preserve its heritage. It was reborn as Hotel and Restaurant Château Le Cagnard.
After having undergone a complete renovation, that included a faithful restoration of Emile Wéry’s frescoes and the antique furniture, the hotel reopened its doors to the public. It continues to function like a family home with the same passion and devotion as it did in its very beginning.