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Cannes

On Highway A8 and N7, 26 km from Nice International Airport.

Discover the town of Cannes in the French Riviera

La baie de Cannes

At the dawn of the 21st century, Cannes is nothing like the obscure town of the 1830s, where fishermen beached their boats on the shore in front of the harbor.

Plage à Cannes

In little more than a century, it has become a world-renowned city of elegance, where every effort is made to cater to an international clientele. The Art of Welcoming is indeed a Cannes tradition.

La Croisette à Cannes

La visite de Cannes a plusieurs points forts :

  • The upper town

  • The old port

  • Meynadier Street

  • Palais des Festivals

  • The Croisette.

Cannes upper town

Quartier du Suquet

You'll climb up the slopes of Mont Chevalier to the Suquet district. There, at an altitude of 60 m, you'll be treated to an enchanting panorama: the whole town is at your feet, with the Bay of Cannes and the Lérins Islands as a backdrop. Through the cool, narrow streets, you'll make your way back down to the fragrant, Provençal Forville market and the plane-tree-shaded Allées de la Liberté along the seafront.

The Old Port

Along Quai Saint-Pierre, admire the boats in the old port, whether fishing or pleasure craft, the colorful boats, the harbor with its shoreline, the fishermen busy with their nets, the Albert Edouard jetty where the world's finest yachts moor. At the far end of the harbor are the islands of Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat, which can be reached by boat in 20 minutes from the Gare Maritime.

Meynadier Street

Busy and colorful from morning to night, this street will keep you busy all morning with its stores, where you'll find everything you're looking for.

Palais des Festivals

Le Palais des Festivals à Cannes

Thanks to him, Cannes is now France's 2nd-largest convention city after Paris. The whole world comes here to hold congresses and conventions: The International Film Festival, MIDEM, major classical music, dance and theater concerts... It is also home to one of Cannes' 4 casinos.

La Croisette

Le Carlton à Cannes

La Croisette is one of the world's most famous promenades, following the curve of the bay: 3 km of flowering gardens, lawns planted with palms, umbrella pines and various trees to Port Canto, the Palm Beach and a thalassotherapy center. After a stroll along this promenade, return to the center via the world-famous Rue d'Antibes.

The Cannes Film Festival 2024: a passion for cinema

The Cannes Film Festival 2024 will take place from May 14 to 25. American director Greta Gerwig will be President of the Jury. The world's biggest movie stars and thousands of tourists will be there, as they are every year, for this glamorous cultural event that has made Cannes famous the world over. A great opportunity to visit Cannes if you love the crowds and frenzy of the Festival.

Martinez, Carlton, the grand hotels of Cannes

During the Cannes Film Festival, the Croisette's grand hotels, such as the Martinez and the Carlton, take center stage, as movie stars stay there. Private parties and events are also organized there by Festival sponsors. Tourists flock to the entrances of these grand hotels to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars.

What to see

The churches Notre Dame du Bon Voyage (18thc.),
Notre Dame de l'Esperance. The Russian church Alexandre III.
The chapels Bellini, Ste Anne, Notre Dame de la Paix, St Georges.
Villa- Musée Jean Gabriel Domergue.
Musée des Explorations du Monde,
Musée de la mer
Malmaison.
The park Roseraie. The garden Alexandre III.

Leisure activities

Tennis. Casinos (4).
Golf. Boating. Aerodrome.
Boat rentals.
Public and private sand beaches.
The Royal Regatta in September.
Flower, fruit and vegetable markets.
Antique sales 3 times a week all year round

Hotels

On Rue d’Antibes in central Cannes, 5 mn walk from the beach. Bright and refined rooms and suites. Outdoor heated pool surrounded by a sunbathing terrace and a garden - Sauna, Fitness - Lounge bar

111€ - 540€

Bed and breakfast

5 charming bed and breakfast 2 to 4 pers incl 2 suites with private terrace in a refined contemporary style. Ideally located 980m from the Palais des Festivals, a haven of peace in the heart of Cannes. Table d'hôtes

90€ - 420€

Holiday rentals

97 apartments and duplex in a tourist residence. Resideal Resort.
Surrounded by gardens in the heart
of La Croisette,
with swimming pool and located 200 m from the sea

399€ - 2079€

Charming flat 34m² for two persons air conditonned with a nice sea view
50 meters from the beach facing a beautiful park

450€ - 1085€

Whether you are heading for the Lérins Islands, Italy or the French Riviera, Cannes is an ideal destination for boat rental. Come aboard and take advantage of the offer with or without a skipper accessible to as many people as possible.

150€ - 2000€

Campings

3* campsite on 5 hectares of greenery 2 km from the sea and sandy beaches. Large swimming pool with water games, paddling pool, jacuzzi. Entertainment. Bar Restaurant. Recent mobile home rentals 2 to 6 people.

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Accomodations

Hotels and palaces.
Holiday rentals.
Tourism residences.
Bed and breakfast.
Campsite.
Boat rentals.

YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT CANNES

Many of our readers have sent us questions about Cannes. Here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions.

How can I visit Cannes in 1 day?

If you only have one day to spend in Cannes, you can still get a good overview of the city by starting with a visit to the Haute Ville and the Suquet district, then heading down to Rue Meynadier and its boutiques. Lunch in one of the restaurants near the Vieux Port and an afternoon in the sun on the Croisette. Evening in one of the many bars or casinos on the Croisette.

How long does the Cannes Film Festival last?

The Cannes Festival traditionally lasts 12 days. This is the time it takes for the Jury to view all the films in the selection and award the Palme d'Or and the various prizes at the Festival Closing Ceremony.

What's the name of the Cannes region?

Cannes is located in the Alpes Maritimes department, in the Provence Alpes Côtes d'Azur (PACA) region. The area around Cannes is often referred to as the "Cannes region". It's also referred to as the "Cannes-Antibes" region.

Why the name Cannes?

The name "Cannes" comes from the Latin "Canna", meaning "reed". Reeds must have been plentiful here at the time the town was founded. A reed endemic to the region is called "canne de Provence".

Cannes or Nice? Which city to visit?

If you're not sure whether to visit Nice or Cannes, both cities are well worth a visit. The old town of Nice is well worth a visit, as is the Croisette in Cannes. Between the two, our hearts sway, but let's just say that Nice seems to us to be the priority and the more fascinating city of the two.

La Croisette.
Hôtel Carlton à Cannes.
le Palais des Festivals de Cannes.
Port de Cannes.
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