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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
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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!

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What people are saying about Cannes

An absolutely fantastic tour. Our guide Zara was amazing. 11 out of 10

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

Full-Day French Riviera Small Group Trip Reviewed by Stephen, 01/21/2019

Excellent guide made for a perfect trip.

Excellent guide added to an excellent trip. Highly recommended company and guide.

Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip Reviewed by Sean, 11/07/2018

Wonderful day with Laurent, our guide and driver

This is the way to see the French Riviera - with a knowledge guide/driver such as Laurent. It was informative, adjustable to meet our interests and relaxing.

Fantastic!! Best trip we had while in France.

Karolina was an outstanding guide and so talented. I would go on any trip with her again!

Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip Reviewed by Carly, 10/04/2018

Excellent day. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and funny.

Excellent day and way to get a glimpse of the French Riviera. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and funny. We particularly enjoyed the breathtaking views. Highlights included the stop in Eze medieval village with its beautiful cactus garden and the stop in St. Paul de Vence with its many art galleries.

Best of the French Riviera Full-Day Tour from Nice Reviewed by Caitlin, 10/01/2018