Peymeinade, 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the sea, at the foot of the Alps, enjoys exceptional surroundings amidst olive trees and flower crops. Inhabited since Roman times, it was a trade crossroads (spices, hides, Cannes corals) between Nice and Provence. 
It is a Provencal city that was once a more rural environment of floral agriculture and now features old houses grouped around the 18th-century church and a magnificent, round, 19th-century fountain decorated with lion heads.