Cagnes sur Mer, France
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Cagnes-sur-Mer is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes département
in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.
It is a part of the metropolitan area of Nice Côte d'Azur and the largest suburb
of the city of Nice, and lies to the west-southwest of it, about 15 km from the center.
It was the retreat and final address of the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir,
who moved there in an attempt to improve his arthritis.
In the late 1920s, Cagnes-sur-mer became a residence for many American
renowned literary and art figures, such as Kay Boyle, George Antheil and Harry and Caresse Crosby.
Places of interest include Renoir's estate, Les Collettes, surrounded by olive trees ;
the Middle-Ages Castle at le Haut-de-Cagnes and the Cros quarter, founded by Italian
fishermen in the nineteenth century.
It is also known for its horse racing venue, the Hippodrome de la Côte d'Azur,
and a four-kilometer pebble beach.
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