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.
1. Film Festival Palace
Pose for a photo on the steps of the venue of Cannes' international film festival.
2. 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.
3. Museum of Art and History of Provence
This charming museum, where entry is free, showcases Provençal art and history.
4. 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!
5. Marché Forville
This huge covered market with seasonal produce is open every morning, except on Mondays - where you can peruse antiques instead.
6. 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.
7. 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!
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Planning Your Visit
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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- 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
Absolutely amazing tour. Our guide was super friendly and made sure we had a wonderful experience. The wine tasting was our favorite, but the stops at Grasse and 2 small villages along the way were a cherry on top! It was a day full of lovely experiences and we would highly recommend this tour.
Alexia was a super guide. She was very patient to learn us how to ride with the Segway in the city of Cannes. She showed us many beautyful places en told us interesting things about the history and culture of Cannes. A very nice experience!
What a lovely way to spend a day in St Tropez!! Boat trip with with stunning views of the French Rivera en route. There was a wonderful market where you could happily browse for hours.
The tour guide was great, very personable. The places we went were amazing. If I do it again I will do the whole day version though. Regardless, it was a great time.
Very good all-day trip and Informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable, kind and very polite