Cabris, which takes its name from the Latin word for “goat”, is a pretty village perched 550m above sea level. It offers a magnificent view of the Tanneron mountain range and the Mediterranean Sea. Member of the community of villages belonging to the outskirts of the city of Grasse, this Provençal village is a haven of peace that every visitor and resident appreciates.
Cabris is a rural village, where the predominant activity has always been agriculture, and especially that of the olive tree.
Over the centuries, the village has attracted artists and writers. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, famous for the wonderful book "Le petit Prince", spent his holidays there at the beginning of the 20th century as did Albert Camus, philosopher and Nobel Prize winner, together with André Gide, celebrated author who stayed there several times. The Vienot Foundation was created in honour of these writers.
Of the feudal castle, there are only a few ruins and remains of the wall. Built in 997, it still offers a splendid view of the Mediterranean Sea.
Cabris has a mild Mediterranean climate throughout the year. This ideal temperature is perfect for strolling in the old village and its narrow streets. Walk to the lookout point and admire the extraordinary view of the plain of Grasse, the bay of Cannes, the mountains of the Esterel, the Gulf of La Napoule, and the lake of Saint-Cassien. On a clear day, even the island of Corsica is visible.
Walk the narrow streets of the village and observe the old gray stone houses. In the centre of the old village, you can buy Provençal specialties on le marché des plaisirs. It is in this traditional, with the local sing-song accent atmosphere with a singing accent that you will truly appreciate the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Cabris is a village of artists. be charmed by the craftsmen working olive wood and stained glass windows.
The esplanade of the medieval castleThere are only a few ruins of this castle but you can admire the Mediterranean, the islands of Lérins and other picture postcard landscapes of the French Riviera.