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|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Louis Nègre|
|• Land1||17.95 km2 (6.93 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||06027 / 06800|
|Elevation||0–187 m (0–614 ft)|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
It was the retreat and final address of the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who moved there in 1907 in an attempt to improve his arthritis, and remained until his death in 1919. 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.
Belarusian-French artist Chaim Soutine created powerful, fanciful landscapes of southern France. A friend of Amedeo Modigliani, Soutine left colourful landscapes from Cagnes from 1924 on.
Places of interest include Renoir's estate, Les Collettes, surrounded by olive trees ; the Medieval 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-kilometre pebble beach.
The Gare de Cagnes-sur-Mer railway station offers local services in the directions of Nice and Cannes.
The commune is twinned with:
Landscape near Cagnes, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
- Antheil, George (1952); Bad Boy of Music
- "A(braham) Lincoln Gillespie, Jr. Biography | Dictionary of Literary Biography". Bookrags.com. 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
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