Built in 1907 in an orange grove, this was the Impressionist master’s home for 12 years. The terrace of Mme. Renoir’s bedroom faces stunning views over Cap d’Antibes and Haut-de-Cagnes. On a wall hangs a photograph of one of Renoir’s sons, Pierre, as he appeared in the 1932 film “Madame Bovary.” Although Renoir is best remembered for his paintings, in Cagnes he began experimenting with sculpture, a form he found easy to manage, given his growing arthritis. The museum has 20 portrait busts and portrait medallions, most of which depict his wife and children. For many, the orange groves, olive plantation, and unkempt gardens that so inspired the artist are a definite highlight. Be aware the museum is poorly signposted. Following a cellphone marker on Google Maps is strongly advised.
Cagnes-sur-Mer and Le Haut-de-Cagnes
Cagnes-sur-Mer and Le Haut-de-Cagnes› Attraction
Musée Renoir & Les Collettes
19 chemin des Collettes
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Jul–Aug Wed–Mon 10am–1pm and 2–6pm; Apr–Jun and Sept Wed–Mon 10am–noon and 2–6pm; Oct–Mar Wed–Mon 10am–noon and 2–5pm Phone 04-93-20-61-07 Prices Admission (includes admission to Château-Musée Grimaldi) 6€ adults; 2€ students; free for ages 26 and under
Map19 chemin des Collettes Cagnes-sur-Mer and Le Haut-de-Cagnes
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