In the novel, Gabriela is driven home by Richard after learning something critical that will affect her life. On her way there, she observes: “… they zoomed by the walled city of Cagnes-sur-Mer, perched on the hill like an eagle’s nest on a telephone pole.”
The city of Cagnes-sur-Mer looks like a eagle’s eyrie when traveling on the road bordering the sea. If you ever go, it is a beautiful little city, with a splendid view of the Mediterranean. It is also where Renoir, the painter, lived and died. The best places to see his works are in the Châteaux – Musée Grimaldi and also the Musée Renoir. It is a very active place for all types of artistic events.
|Cagnes-sur-Mer – the old walled city.|