From the modest fishermen’s village to the world-famous seaside and cultural city, Cannes has forged a singular history, made of passions and timely encounters as in the most beautiful love stories. Cannes, an exceptional “world village”, is a golden sandy setting, with a dreamy bay bordered by the Lerins Islands, an ideal setting, whether you come for business or pleasure.
Come and live the Cannes experience, through its history and that of its mythical Festival. Beaches, shopping, discovering the islands, festive, authentic and cultural life… Here, everything is gathered, without forgetting the excursions which will take you to visit the perched villages of the hinterland and admire breathtaking panoramas.
In Cannes, you have an appointment with the art of living in all its dimensions.
It is the cradle of the city of Cannes. The historic district of Suquet retains the charms of Provencal villages. The streets are narrow and the buildings with colored shutters are stuck together. Come and visit the ramparts, the Castre Museum, the square tower and the church and admire the view of the city, the port, the Croisette and the Lerins Islands. Below the Suquet, find the Old Port of Cannes.
Internationally renowned, the Croisette is the link between the beach and the city. It is an attractive center and a place to stroll for the inhabitants of Cannes and tourists. More than 3km long, it offers a varied promenade where large hotels, casinos, luxury stores but also the beaches and Port Canto to arrive at the tip of Palm Beach.
The islands of Lerins
These islands, located in the bay of Cannes, less than 20mn by boat (12 -17€ round trip per person), transport you in a natural preserved and calm place. Sainte Marguerite, the largest, has a park of 170 hectares and some of the most beautiful beaches of the French Riviera. The island is also famous for its Fort Vauban, which was a royal prison and housed, among others, the Man in the Iron Mask. Saint Honorat is the property of the monks and houses a monastery dating from the feudal era.