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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

Pose for a photo on the steps of the venue of Cannes' international film festival.

Photo: Tim Gage@Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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

This charming museum, where entry is free, showcases Provençal art and history.

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

This huge covered market with seasonal produce is open every morning, except on Mondays - where you can peruse antiques instead.

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

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

Great guide in Andreas and a great trip!

We wanted a day trip that took us out of the city into the countryside villages. We found the perfect tour through your Tour Azur. If we ever get this way again we will surely look to see what torus are available. Thanks for providing exactly what we were looking for.

Provence Countryside Day Trip from Cannes Reviewed by Barry, 10/20/2016

Rene made it a trip of a lifetime with wit knowledge and appropriate a

Wonderful fun time with Reno at the wheel. He is interesting , interactive , broad soectrum , politically astute and fun!!

Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip Reviewed by margaret, 09/20/2016

Great trip - Excellent guide - Well worth doing

Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Our guide was punctual, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We saw more sights than anticipated and loved every second of our tour. Eze is AMAZING, must do!

Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Half-Day Trip Reviewed by Mark, 09/05/2016

Great way to see a lot in a day from Nice to Monaco!

Great activity, we had great hostess who wanted to show us the beaty of the area. And she did very well. Everything worked perfectly and I would recommend this to everyone who are intrested about Nice, Monaco, Eze... Beautiful views everywhere and you don't get these places by taking a train or local bus. Worth of money!

A Day in Monaco Reviewed by Petteri, 09/05/2016

Professional, knowledgeable and very nice guide gave us a great tour!

We had requested a guide who also spoke Arabic, and he did a great job! We recommend this tour!


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