I decided to hang out at my neighbor’s (Renoir) house for a couple of hours. I have passed the time at chez Picasso, but for some reason had not ventured over to chez Renoir. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the painter, was living nearby until he died in December, 1919.
All right, so maybe the Renoir estate is not my most immediate neighbor. His home, which is now a museum, is above the city of Cagnes-sur-mer, three train stops from Antibes and a few stops from Nice.
On a nice day, when one can walk the grounds, the Musée Renoir is worth a visit. It is open during irregular hours. One should check those times and days before venturing there.
I took the train to Cagnes-sur-mer, and from the train station I walked to the Musée Renoir. The walk is flat, until one reaches the road that ascends to the museum. That climb does not last long and is easy to walk. However, the road is narrow and the shoulders do not offer much room for pedestrians.
The cost for admission is minimal, 6 euros. I spent an hour-and-a-half touring the small museum in the lower level, the house itself, and the grounds, and found the time sufficient and well spent. But wait, there’s more!