Top attractions 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.
Pose for a photo on the steps of the venue of Cannes' international film festival.
This hilltop church is thought to date from the 14th century. Keep an eye out for the fresco depicting the baptism of Jesus Christ.
This charming museum, where entry is free, showcases Provençal art and history.
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!
This huge covered market with seasonal produce is open every morning, except on Mondays - where you can peruse antiques instead.
The two large islands in the Bay of Cannes are Saint Honorat and Sainte Marguerite, respectively boasting monastery ruins and a castle.
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!
Due to its sunny location on the Mediterranean, it's vital to be sensible when it comes to sun protection.
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.
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.
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.
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- 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
It’s a long day but a great way of seeing so many places in one go. You don’t have long (30mins or so) at each stop which can feel a bit rushed. It does mean that you get to see places where you might like to go back for longer. Guide was good; well organised, knowledgeable and helpful. Only one downside was the first trip to a perfume factory which was not on the itinerary and which was basically used to try to sell us all perfume. I guess the tour company gets some sort of kickback but I felt like we were being used and it was a waste of 45 minutes when we could have spent more time at other places. I wouldn’t not recommend the tour because of that, but just be ready!
Good organisation to ferries; remember to exchange voucher for tickets at the office. Lovely crossing; beautiful views. Fort fantastic; well worth a visit. Beaches/coves really not that appealing for a swim due to the dried seaweed on the beach which resembles feathers!!!! Yuk... best avoided; go for a walk & then head to Cannes beaches!
Amazing tour as visited the entire French Riviera in a day . Visited more than 7 places in a day from Cannes, Morocco, Antibes, St Paul de Vence in a day . Get a snapshot in a day and can go back to the places if you need to visit the places in depth. Definitely recommended
Everything was great except for the boat ride. The one motor on the way up was releasing a terrible exhaust and on the way back it got much worse. One wondered if we would even make the return trip successfully This experience dampered the whole trip unfortunately.
Driver most informative and helpful. I found Monaco and Monte Carlo too commercialized and glad I hadn’t taken more time of my visit in those places. St Paul de Venice my favorite. Lots of hilly walking for those with mobility concerns.