Cannes

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Top attractions in Cannes

7 things to see in Cannes

Cannes is best known for its annual May film festival, but there are plenty more attractions that make it a favorite Côte d'Azur paradise for the elite. Get a taste of the high life at some of these places.

  • Film Festival Palace

    1. Film Festival Palace

    Pose for a photo on the steps of the venue of Cannes' international film festival.

  • Notre Dame de l'Espérance

    2. Notre Dame de l'Espérance

    This hilltop church is thought to date from the 14th century. Keep an eye out for the fresco depicting the baptism of Jesus Christ.

  • Museum of Art and History of Provence

    3. Museum of Art and History of Provence

    This charming museum, where entry is free, showcases Provençal art and history.

  • French Riviera

    4. French Riviera

    For a true sense of glam, join a tour of this luxury cruise ship. Not only do you get to walk around the decks, but you can also opt for an on-board dinner!

  • Marché Forville

    5. Marché Forville

    This huge covered market with seasonal produce is open every morning, except on Mondays - where you can peruse antiques instead.

  • Îles de Lérins

    6. Îles de Lérins

    The two large islands in the Bay of Cannes are Saint Honorat and Sainte Marguerite, respectively boasting monastery ruins and a castle.

  • Winery tour

    7. Winery tour

    Get out into the countryside and discover the region's famous wines. The Château Saint-Martin and its enchanting wine cellars are just one of many delightful sights and tastes to enjoy on a tour!

Planning Your Visit

  • Sun protection

    Due to its sunny location on the Mediterranean, it's vital to be sensible when it comes to sun protection.

  • Restaurants

    To save money on food in this stomping ground of the rich and famous, go beyond the bustling Antibes Street where you will find some cheaper dining options.

  • Day trips

    If you can't get enough of the swanky lifestyle, it's easy to get to the principality of Monaco by car or even by boat.

  • Stay safe

    Unfortunately, where there's money, there's bound to be crime. Don't flash your cash, and dress casual unless the occasion calls for it.

Good to know

  • Language
    French
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +33
  • Best time to visit
    Unless you want to book well in advance and wrestle with thousands of other visitors, its best to avoid Cannes in May during its International Film Festival. Temperatures don't start to drop until November, and although its not an ideal time for swimming it will be the best time for your wallet!

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What people are saying about Cannes

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,603 reviews

IT was absolutely stunning! The Guide let us enough time to see everything needed. Please keep in mind that if you wish to stay more in one of the places it would be impossible to see this much in one day. Also, he explained everything regarding how to get in any place of Cote d’Azur. If you wish to see more, you can go back, but this tour provides what you need to see around Nice’s broad, Eze, Cannes, Antibes, Monaco and St Paul de Vence. Totally will recommend!

Very nice tour with a great guide rodolpho, he explained and helped us out with photos from the best spots. Good humour as well, car was clean and with AC. Tour is taster: amazing but fast, i am recommending it for newbies on the Cote

I loved this trip. It was a great way to see the French Riviera. We stopped in many of the small towns and had free time to explore. We even took a tour of a perfume factory. Our tour guide was great and got us back at a decent time.

This trip was the best way to see so many wonderful places in such a short time with an excelent guide. Was a wonderful day. Thank you.

Excellent half day out on a very nice catamaran. Friendly crew. Catered food was outstanding. No complaints. Highly recommend.