Top 5 attractions in Cannes
Denis Korablev
  • 13.01.2020
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Top 5 attractions in Cannes

Cannes is a cozy corner of France on the Cote d'Azur, which is also called the "Heart of Europe", known all over the world for its celebrations, annual film festival and regattas. Cannes is home to exhibitions and festivals and hosts many significant celebrations such as the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival or the Cannes Fireworks Festival. We have selected 5 main attractions to look out for when visiting Cannes.

Iles de Lerins Islands

Some travelers find these 2 islands (Ile Ste Marguerite and Ile Saint Honorat), located just 15 minutes away by ferry, more interesting than even Cannes itself. Here you can visit the Abbey on the Ile Saint-Honoré, and if you want peace and quiet in the fresh air, you will definitely find them in the forest groves and on the sandy beaches of the island. The local beaches and coves are beautiful, and although there are many tourists here, you can still find secluded, quiet places on this island. Spend unforgettable time in a unique environment - surrounded by fragrant pine and eucalyptus trees, and yacht charter in Cannes will also allow you to visit other islands nearby and get acquainted with local attractions. Near the Palais des Festivals is the Old Port of Cannes, and in the Palm Beach area is the Port of Pierre Canto, which receives many boats and yachts arriving here. There are also two not-so-important ports in the city, where mainly the ships of local residents are moored.

La Croisette

Walking along the famous Croisette, which stretches along the coast from old to new ports, you can admire the breathtaking views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the picturesque hills of Esterel. The length of the promenade is about 3 km, and your walk along it will pass along the beautiful sandy beach of the Côte d'Azur. The luxurious boulevard is lined with prestigious hotels and restaurants; historically, the most luxurious buildings of the city were located along the embankment. With the onset of night, numerous clubs and bars open their doors, in which the nightlife rages, and the wealthiest guests of the legendary French resort city gather in the Palm Beach casino.

Massif de l'Esterel mountain range

In Cannes, travelers can take a walk along the Esterel mountain range, formed by volcanoes with red rocks. To reach the top of the massif, Mont Vinegre (589 m above sea level), turn right at the Testagna junction, 11 km (7 miles) northeast of Fréjus. From here you can admire the stunning views of the Alps. The Massif de Esterel features 100 km (62 mi) of mountain bike trails, as well as 40 km (24 mi) of hiking trails that cut through the red volcanic rocks along the coast. Many of the most popular walking trails are signposted, such as the trail to Pic de Lour (496 meters) and Pic du Cap-Roux (452 meters). In the eastern part of the massif there are the sandy beaches of Golf de la Napoule. Miramare and Mandelieu-la-Napoule have the most extensive selection of hotels, but there are also other options available in Theoule-sur-Mer and Antheor.

Market Marche Forville

Marché Forville (or Covered Market), located west of rue Meinadier, is the most popular and largest market in Cannes. The market is open every day and has everything - fresh fish, seafood, delicious meats, seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as local chickpea pancakes and sokka are available to customers. This market is preferred over the rest for fresh produce as it has a large selection and very friendly vendors. However, every Monday the gourmet market turns into an antique flea market.

Casino Croisette

The Croisette Casino, founded in 1907, is the most visited casino in France. And its location alone - in the Palace of Festivals, where the longest part of the International Film Festival takes place, makes it a significant attraction. In addition, there is also a department store, as well as a restaurant and the popular nightclub Le Jimmyz Club.

In order to fully experience the local attractions and observe the impressive views of the city from the sea, it is best to visit Cannes by yacht or rent it on site. The company 2yachts will help you with this, which can offer a large selection of yachts, boats and catamarans for every taste and budget. Enjoy your holiday in the French Riviera - one of the most popular yacht charter destinations in the world!