Notre Dame de l'Espérance, Cannes
At the top of the Suquet hill the Church of Notre-Dame de l'Espérance (16-17th c.) looks more like a fortress as a church in late gothic style. The bell tower (16th c.) was part of the ancient hedging wall. The vaulted opening in the tower joins the square at the entrance of the church with the garden along the castle. This clock tower is nice and lit up at night as well as the tower of the castle. Both are the beacons of Cannes.
Inside one can see that this was a fisherman church from the boat models at the feet of saints' statues like the one with St Anne.
On the High Altar stands a notable 17th c. statue of a "Vierge Couronnée" Virgin with a crown holding a ship anchor.
Each year in July during the "Nuits Musicales du Suquet" classical music is played on the square outside the church.
Built in the 16th century by the monks of Lérins, Notre-Dame de l'Espérance and its recognisable clock tower have become the symbol of Old Cannes. It is perched on top of the hill of le Suquet, along with Château de la Castre. The interior of the church is simple Gothic, typical of churches in Provence. Open air classical music concerts are held during the summer months just outside the church, at Place de la Castre.
Located in the old section of Cannes, this chapel is one of the most well known landmarks of Cannes. It sits on top of a hill that overlooks the town and offers the best panoramic views of Cannes. Getting there is simple, just follow the clock tower!
Church Notre Dame - a lovely little church tucked away on the old town area. Easily recognised by the clock tower and also amazing view around the church.