Agay ? A jewel in the Côte d'Azur!
"Agay is a paradise where even the dust is perfumed. " - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
It is a small seaside resort, at the bottom of a roadstead, nestled at the foot of the Rastel d'Agay (287 m).
Surrounded by mountains with the red rocks of the Esterel, Agay is discovered between Saint-Raphaël (9 km to the west) and Cannes (35 km to the east).
Agay borders all the coast of this harbor and is backed up to the hills that make a counter to the Rastel. Agay, located in one of the most beautiful bays on the coast between Cap Dramont and the Pointe de la Baumette, is the natural gateway to the Esterel. It offers three sandy beaches and a terrace area with access to the sea by the rocks.
Very sheltered, it was appreciated by sailors (Agay means "favorable" in Greek). With the arrival of the railway in 1860, many artists stopped in Agay: the painter Louis Valtat, the composer Vincent d'Indy, the writers Guy de Maupassant and Maurice Donnay stayed there as well as Saint-Exupéry (do not miss the Fountain for the Little Prince, drawn up in his homage). Albert Cohen located part of the action of Belle du Seigneur.
Here is a small presentation of the bay of Agay with the history of the castle of Agay (video in french):