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.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+02:00)
- Country Code+33
- Best time to visitUnless 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
Our guide, Elizabeth, was superb and took every care to ensure we had a super day. She was very knowledgeable and managed to get us access which we couldn’t have had independently. Well worth the cost.
Our friendly and knowledgeable guide made out trip to Eze and Monaco a relaxing and enjoyable day.
We arrived in Nice on the Friday and with plans to visit Monaco the week after, booked the tour as a way to explore all the best the French Riviera had to offer. The tour was sensational and we were really glad that we had the tour on the day after arriving in Nice, making it much easier to know the pinpoints of interest and history behind where we were travelling to next. The tour really was a jam packed day to cover the best of the French Riviera! Our tour guide picked us up on time at 8.30. The tour began with an introduction to Nice then travelled to Monaco for the morning. The brief introduction prior to heading to our next stop was always informative! Whilst there definitely was a lot of destinations to cover in the trip (25,000 steps!), the guide gave us a reasonable amount of time to sightsee each stop (30mins - hour) even if that had meant finishing the tour at a later time. Highlight was definitely Cannes, the Beverly Hills of France!
This tour was the highlight of our trip. A true local view of some great sites. Our guide Zara was amazing. Her insights and commentary were second to none. Also, her explanation and knowledge of the history of the various places we visited was on point. I cannot recommend this tour enough to everyone. We saw so much and it would have been impossible to cover it by ourselves in even 2 full days. Definitely a 5 star experience
Excellent guide added to an excellent trip. Highly recommended company and guide.