The Baie des Anges (Baia dei ange in Nice) stretches from the Promenade des Anglais in Nice to Cap d’Antibes along the communes of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Cagnes-sur-Mer and Villeneuve-Loubet. The origin of its name goes back to the middle of the 19th century when sailors brought back in numbers in their nets a species of harmless sharks called angel sharks.
At the end of the 20th century, the coastline of the Baie des Anges was profoundly developed in order to promote tourism. It is thus bordered by private beaches and is home to Nice airport, the racecourse of Cagnes-sur-Mer, the marina of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, but also to numerous lodgings, including the Baie des Anges Marina in Villeneuve-Loubet. An emblematic place on the Côte d’Azur, the Baie des Anges inspires filmmakers who borrow its name to title their films, such as La Baie des Anges, by Jacques Demy with Jeanne Moreau and Claude Man (1963), or Marie Baie des Anges, by Manuel Pradal (1997).
The hills, a haven of serenity and freshness
Going inland, the hills of the Middle Country welcome charming villages nestled in greenery. Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a famous example. Considered as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a city internationally known for its artists’ studios and galleries. Modern art, contemporary art, singular or naive… the streets of the village are an open-air museum where visitors can enjoy the glittering windows of the galleries.
Just a few kilometres away, the town of Vence offers its 18,000 inhabitants a privileged quality of life, thanks in particular to its geographical location close to Nice and the Sophia-Antipolis technology park. A true guardian of the Provencal art of living and cultural heritage, Vence is home to numerous art galleries and two museums. A source of inspiration for many artists, the town has notably welcomed Henri Matisse who lived for six years in the villa “Le Rêve” and who designed the entire interior of the Rosary Chapel, also known as the “Matisse Chapel”.
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