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What We Love

  • A scenic hilltop château on the French Riviera, with breakfast and a junior-suite optionThe elegance and history of Chateau le Cagnard – part of the hilltop town’s original city walls
  • Sampling complimentary breakfast, then drinking in the view on the peaceful sun terrace
  • The magical restaurant, with its hand-painted frescoes and retracting ceiling
  • Choosing between a room or a junior suite

What To Know

  • The building dates back to the 13th century
  • Nice and the Bay of Antibes are just a few miles away
  • Hotel staff is helpful but sometimes has an aloof attitude
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A boutique château hotel on the French Riviera, with glorious sea views, a suite option and breakfast

The Lowdown

A little local history when you’re staying in a hilltop château in Provence is expected, but the Michelin Guide-recommended Hotel Château le Cagnard has it in spades. Built in the 13th century as part of exquisite Haut de Cagnes’ city walls, it’s a beautiful maze of medieval stone arches, grand old fireplaces and tumbledown turrets – all dripping with deep-green vines.
From the intimate lounge to the charming guard room, there are plenty of nooks to sneak off to with a book, and the sun terrace is the best of them all, with its spectacular views of the Mediterranean. The pièce de résistance here is the magical restaurant, where fine Provençal cuisine can be served under the stars on warm nights, in the frescoed dining room with a retracting ceiling.
The prime location is just as dreamy at this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. Nice and the Bay of Antibes are just a few miles away, so be sure to drop in on some of the stars’ favorite haunts while you’re in the area, from Belle Epoque Cannes and moneyed Monaco to the gorgeous beaches of Beaulieu and Villefranche.
Good to know
Please note that a city tax of €1 per person, per night is payable at the hotel upon check-out.
The village has two complimentary public parking spaces, as well as parking spaces along the many alleyway. However, finding a space during high season can be quite difficult. You can also park at Le Planastel, a parking house near the entrance to the village, and there are some convenient parking lots at the edge of the village, where you can park and take a complimentary shuttle into the village. Please visit the hotel’s website for more information.

Rooms and suites

Each of the rooms and suites has been named after a prominent artist associated with Haute de Cagnes. The slate floors and original stonework keep the rooms cool in the summer, with beautiful antique seating areas and great big beds to keep things cozy. The en-suite bathrooms have elegant stone sinks and heated floors. Opt for a Junior suite instead of a Deluxe room if you want a spacious seating area and beautiful views.


Château Le Cagnard’s restaurant serves Provençal cuisine in an elegant dining room, with a frescoed ceiling and open-air terrace looking out over the Bay of Antibes.


Château le Cagnard is in the hilltop village of Haute de Cagnes, on the French Riviera. The village itself is extremely pretty – full of narrow, winding streets around a sleepy village square – and the sea is just a couple of miles away.

How to Get There

Chateau Le Cagnard
54 Rue sous Barri
Cagnes-Sur-Mer, 06800 France


4.5 Very Good 459 Reviews
Birthday Treat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly enchanting
Cannot praise the staff enough. They cannot do enough to help.
Food good
Room lovely
Not mainstream hotel so don’t expect The Carlton
French hospitality at its best.
We had a magical time.

LE CANARD HOTEL - Cages Sur Mer 10th wedding anniversary trip
Reviewed 1 month ago

100% recommended. Will be back.

What a fantastic hotel, service
and surroundings.

Our room was perfect, huge living and sleeping area, massive bathroom, with his and hers double shower, lovely balcony overlooking the sea, mountains and Antibes, a few miles along the coast.... which we walked to.

We were made so welcome and immediately at home. The staff are second to none, lovely people and made us laugh, as we joked about us not using their courtesy bus, but walked through the quaint lanes up the steep hill to our place of rest at Le Canard.

A fantastic location in the heart of the medieval village, at the top just behind the castle.

A perfect get away and base for long walks, which we maximised on, in the knowledge we would return to this beautiful hotel each evening.

Highly recommend Le Canard.

Quaint hotel in interesting village
Reviewed 1 month ago

A difficult hotel to stay in because of so many floors and stairs! Some low ceilings and archways. Some good views. Expensive dinner menu with restricted vegetables. Staff unsure of check in computer. Helpful with getting bags to taxi.

Absolutely wonderful
Reviewed 4 months ago

We stayed here for 2 nights over New Years Eve
And it was perfect in every way
The staff we so friendly and helpful
The room was very luxurious and great views with a balcony
Everything was very social
The location in the top part of the old historic part of town was idyllic
The hotel was so close walking distance to the town, the sea, the train station.
We had a lovely time and a lovely New Year thank you Chateau Le Cagnard

My warmest recommendations
Reviewed 6 months ago

This is a little gem. I love it because it is such a treat compared to boring business hotel. However, it is located in Haut des Cagnes so it's not easily accessed, but that's part of the charm. I have booked through Small Luxury Hotels of the World and get treated extremely well. I have been upgraded to suits and a bottle of wine has awaited me in my room. I mostly travel here during low-season but that is only a positive thing because of lower rates (within corporate travel policy) and the tranquility. The beds are super comfortable and the view is fantastic. This hotel is worth visiting all year around but provides the most incredible value for money during low-season. The only disadvantages is lack of gym and the short breakfast hours. (8-10)