GetYourGuide uses cookies to give you the best possible service. If you continue browsing, you agree to the use of cookies. More details can be found in our privacy policy.

Close
Cannes
Enter your dates to find available activities

Top attractions in Cannes

See all tours & things to do 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

Film Festival Palace

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

Notre Dame de l'Espérance
Photo: Tim Gage@Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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

Museum of Art and History of Provence

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

French Riviera

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

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

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

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 Cannes 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!

Things to Do in Cannes

Top Attractions in Cannes

Cities in France

Other Sightseeing Options in Cannes

Want to discover all there is to do in Cannes? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Cannes

A great way to get an overview of the Riviera in one day.

A convenient and comfortable way to discover the beauty of the area, with stunning views, an interesting tour of the Fragonard perfume factory, good company mixing with a variety of nationalities. Best of all, an engaging, flexible and upbeat driver, who made every effort to maximize the enjoyment for the whole group and spoke English and French fluently. Just feel the number of places covered in the tour is too ambitious in view of the level of traffic and the infrastructure of the region. Furthermore, the number of tourists in Monaco was very high due to a cruise ship in the harbour. There's nothing the driver could have done about this. He did everything possible to make the day very enjoyable. The day was extremely good value and we met interesting people.

From Nice: French Riviera in One Day Reviewed by Suzanne, 10/20/2019

Trip full of impressions with amazing guide Vitali

Our Guide Vitali was a really charming, polite and very friendly guy. Picked me up right in time, the car was very clean. The routing for this tour is good, I had enough time to get some impressions of the villages and cities. Only one thing I have to complain (but its a fault from the company, not from the guide): I booked this tour in GERMAN. Ok, I'm able to understand and speak english, so it was ok for me, but it should be clarified immediately between the touroperator and G.Y.G., that the tours are not offered in german!!!

From Nice: French Riviera in One Day Reviewed by Jens, 08/15/2019

Excellent time spent with our guide Olivier, who made it unforgettabl.

We booked the 10 hour French Riviera trip with an English speaking guide and pick up from our hotel. Olivier showed up on time, and during the trip, which had several stops and appointments, he was strictly on schedule. Still, we had plenty of time to see everything. He was very knowledgeable, obviously local, patient and with great sense of humor. Excellent service! Thank you, Olivier , thank you #getyourguide !

From Nice: French Riviera in One Day Reviewed by Silvia, 08/26/2019

Well worth the time and money for a comprehensive tour of Monaco.

Renault was very knowledgeable of the area, its history and the residents. Every minute of the four hour tour was jam packed with history and relevant trivia. There was an obligatory stop at the perfume factory tour that should have been shorter to allow more time in Eze- a charming historical village on a hill. But, overall, this was a fabulous and breathtaking experience.

Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip Reviewed by Nancy, 09/18/2019

Very well presented and very friendly guide credit to your company

Nicholas was extremely helpful and attentive. He was very friendly and thoughtful a delight to be with him. Please send our best wishes to him. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip it made our holidayl nicholas is a credit to your company so thankyou hope to use your service again Martin & Lynn

Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip Reviewed by Lynn, 09/24/2019