Cannes Things to Do

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    Cruise ships leaving Cannes.
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    Jardin d'Arménie.
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Cannes

  • 1. Le Suquet

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    When you climb up to the top of Le Suquet, you get beautiful views over Cannes inclusing the picturesque houses of the old town, the old port, the modern city and the long sandy beach of La Croisette....

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  • 2. La Croisette

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    At the end of La Croisette one finds nice gardens with palm trees. One is called "Jardin d'Arménie" (photo 1) the other the "Roseraie" of the Square de Verdun. There is a beach called "Bijou Plage"...

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  • 3. Beach

    Cannes has several long sandy beaches. These were fairly popular on a warm, sunny winter's day. I would imagine they would be very crowded in summer. Even in December the odd brave soul was in the...

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  • 4. Vieux-Port - Harbour

    We walked past the old port of Cannes or Vieux Port as it is called in French. This is a pretty area filled with a whole assortment of different kinds of boats. Somewhere for the millionaire to moore...

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  • 5. Palais des Festivals - Film Festival

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Outside the Palais des Festivals in Cannes you can see the Cannes Walk of Fame. This consists of the hand prints of a very large number of famous actors and actresses. It is quite interesting to...

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  • 6. Château de la Castre - Castle Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    At the top of Le Suquet Hill stands La Castre Museum. This museum was set up in the ruins of the medieval castle of the Lérins monks in 1952. We are not all that into museums, so we did not actually...

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  • 7. Iles de Lérins

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Between Ste-Marguerite and St-Honorat island is a sound with turquoise blue waters which is a favorite anchoring point for small yachts and boats during the summer. On the big catamaran on the right...

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  • 8. Notre Dame de l'Espérance

    Next to the castle museum stands the lovely Eglise Notre Dame d’Espérance. This gothic church was completed around 1627. It has a selection of beautiful paintings including a fresco by George Roux...

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  • 9. Hotel Carlton

    The Carlton InterContinental Cannes is a 343-room luxury hotel on 7 floors built in 1911, and listed by the Government of France as a National Historic Building since 1984. The Carlton has a large...

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  • 10. Markets - Marchés

    At Christmas time across the road from the waterfront and Palais des Festivals you can find a Christmas Market and next to the market is the ice-skating rink. Both seemed very popular and busy during...

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  • 11. Notre Dame de Bon Voyage

    4 out of 5 stars

    Notre Dame de Bon Voyage was built in 1865 on the site of an older church with the same name. The architect, Laurent Vianay, is also famous for designing many of the luxurious villas and residences of...

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  • 12. Hotel Majestic

    This is another emblematic hotel on the Croisette nearly in front of the Palais des Festivals. The hotel has 265 rooms and 84 suites. It belongs to the Lucien Barrière group. Spectacular façade at...

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  • 13. Palais Miramar

    This was the former hotel Miramar build in 1929 with the typical architecture of that time and transformed in 1946 in a luxury apartments building. (There are Tiara Miramar hotels in Antibes and...

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  • 14. Gardens

    A small 'square' on the Le Suquet hill, just below the tower and ramparts, and places to site amidst large oleander bushes and beneath lovely shade trees. At the west end of "La Croisette", between...

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  • 15. Cannes Bus Station

    The bus station in Cannes has quite an interesting painted tromp l'oeil style painted wall. In keeping with the rest of Cannes it is based on the subject of...

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  • 16. Feux d'artifice

    Over the course of the summer, the bay of Cannes hosts some of the world's best musical displays of fireworks in the whole world. These usually take place...

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  • 17. abbey of Lérins, Saint Honorat

    This is a wonderful abby in an island of Saint Honoré that is administrively Under the region of Cannes. You can ,also, buy wines and liquors here...

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  • 18. Plage de Midi Cannes

    well coming here the beach is it,and the famous do come too ::) this is the beach in the middle just on other side of the vieux port or old harbor and the...

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  • 19. Film Festival

    May is a great time to visit Cannes if you enjoy the "glamor" and crowds that go with the Film Festival. Weather can sometimes be a bit "iffy" but the rain...

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  • 20. Famous hotels - Martinez.

    Among the famous hotels on La Croisette nobody ignores the Martinez.409 rooms and suites on 7 floors over 40.000 m2. Three restaurants among which a 2 stars at...

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  • 21. Little Tourist Train

    If you tired of too much walking then try to discover Cannes by Little Tourist Train. It is fast easy and maybe in your native language.Click on website link...

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  • 22. The Cannes Calendar - events all year around

    January - MIDEM - International market for musicFebruary - MILIA - GSM world congress - Festival of GamesMarch - MIPIM - international market for real...

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  • 23. Day Trips

    Cannes is situated exactly at the mid-point of the Côte d'Azur: it takes as long to reach Saint-Tropez as it does San Remo in Italy (roughly 1.5 hours each)....

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  • 24. Hand Prints of Celebrities

    Right beside the Palais Des Festivals, you will find various hand prints of celebraties on the floor. Pretty cool knowing " who is who" was there before. The...

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  • 25. Feux d'Artifices - July and August 2005

    The Festival d'Art Pyrotechnique is an international firework display competition held each year over six days in July and August, to see who can produce the...

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