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Cannes City Breaks

Cannes has long been associated with the glamour of its annual film festival. Year-round, it's an exuberant and lively seaside destination. This chic resort offers a heady combination of glitzy boutiques, fashionable nightclubs, sandy beaches and a crystal-clear sea.

Insider Tip

Close to the beach on La Croisette is the coolest place to stay and be seen.

Cannes city map
 

Must See

 

must see in cannes

La Croisette The long boulevard along the seafront is the sight to see in Cannes. It has hotels and luxury boutiques on one side and private beaches on the other. Also, make sure you don't miss Vieux Port with its fishing boats and luxury yachts on the other side. 

The Old Town Explore the narrow winding streets brimming with restaurants, bars and souvenir shops before heading up to the ruins of the old castle for fantastic views from the top.


 


 

 


Must Do

must do in cannes

Palais de Film Festival Visit the Palais, which stands on the east side of the Canne's Old Port. Walk around the elegant gala rooms and auditorium which the annual film festival is held.

Take a ferry trip to Iles de Lerins. Two islands in the bay, the samller of which, St Honorat, boasts a monastery which sells its own local products, and the larger, Ste Marguerite, has shops, bars, restaurants and an old castle ruin.


 

 

 


Food & Drink

food and drink in cannes

The area provides traditional Provencal cooking with specials ranging from beef strew to stuffed rabbit, and a firm favourite is succulent fresh fish straight from the harbour served with fresh Provencal herbs and stunning salads. Accompany these with the local red, white or rose wines that can rarely be sampled anywhere other than the French Riviera.

Alternatively, why not relax and socialise over one of the signature cocktails served in all the cosmopolitan bars.

 

 


Shopping

shopping in cannes

The great and good of Paris' fashion houses are all represented in chic boutiques around La Criosette and rue d'Antibes in Cannes.



 


Excursions

excursions in cannes

Villa of Celebrities and Gardens Tour

Drive through St Jean Ferrat along the French Riviera Beverly Hills with stops to see the famous villas and splendid gardens.

This includes a property owned by Baroness Rothschild, wife of the wealthy Russian banker that is now open for public visits.

Departs: Mon, Weds & Fri. Duration: 4 hours.
Adults from £79.

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