The 10 Best Things to Do in Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Galas, regattas, the Film Festival and an outrageously attractive and affluent set characterize Cannes. Vast yachts obscure the view and the town lives up to its motto, "Life is a festival." People-watching is the activity that brings most visitors to Cannes, and hotel-lined La Croisette provides a fine promenade. First popularized by Coco Chanel, Cannes beaches are a huge draw. Get expensive seaside food and drinks service on hotel sand or opt for the free public beaches, Plages du Midi and de la Boca.
1. Iles de Lerins
4.5 based on 1948 reviews
Two islands just a boat ride from Cannes, Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat, are covered by eucalyptus and pine forests and are home to Fort Royal.
Reviewed By RubyS400 - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
A mediterranean paradise
I've never visited anywhere like St Honorat - even St Marguerite, its neighbouring island you could almost swim too - is different. It is so calm, meditative and uplifting. The wildlife is fascinating, the colours of the sea mesmerising and every step pre
2. La Croisette
4.5 based on 4729 reviews
This world-famous street, which runs along the shoreline of Cannes, is full of upscale shopping opportunities.
Reviewed By 345nunof - Melbourne, AustraliaMelbourne, Australia
La Croisette in Cannes is the coastal walk/road which is the icon with all the icons like the Martinez hotel or the Carlton. Great walk or jog with the ocean and the beach by your side the whole time.
3. Ile Sainte-Marguerite
4.5 based on 1364 reviews
Reviewed By Andrea H - Kosice, SlovakiaKosice, Slovakia
When in Cannes, must visit this island! 2-3hours
This island is just 15-20mins from Cannes. It is worth to go there as it is so beautiful and calm nature there, historical fort, you can enjoy birdwatching and just relax in the nature and have a break from the busy cities in the magic forest.There are a
4. Le Suquet
4.5 based on 1790 reviews
Reviewed By Richard G
Le Suquet is a must visit!
I love walking up the little lanes around the Le Suquet, one of the oldest parts of Cannes. The views both day and night of the Croissette and the Bay of Cannes is beautiful.
5. Marche Forville
4.5 based on 494 reviews
This traditional French outdoor market specializes in quality produce harvested by local farmers.
Reviewed By ZahidMalti - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
Worth a wander
Long established traditional market with a good selection of fruit, vegetables, cheese, fish and more including ready to eat snacks. Vibrant in the morning especially in the high season and short distance from both old town, Rue Antibes and small shopping
6. Rue d'Antibes
4 based on 1901 reviews
Reviewed By Jereme M
Pickpockets - Group of Old Men
I've been to Cannes at least 15 times and have never felt unsafe...today was a bit different. A group of well dressed old men were strolling down the sidewalk in the rain, blocking the sidewalk. It's raining so you walk with a purpose, right? Well, when y
7. Le Monastere Fortifie
4.5 based on 226 reviews
Reviewed By Riviera M - Cannes, FranceCannes, France
Beautiful views from the top!
Ile Sainte Honore is an amazing place to visit by Ferry from Cannes. It has a lot of history and monks still live there (and run a vineyard!). The old fort ruin used to protect them from invaders back in the old days. It's lovely to walk around, swim in t
8. Rue Meynadier
4 based on 881 reviews
Reviewed By BorisScharinger - Fuerth, GermanyFuerth, Germany
Lively Fun Street
This is a busy place with many shops and cafés - always good for a stroll. At the end of the street, there is the big food market with great opportunities to taste local specialities. And the neighborhood Suquet starts, which is a pittoresque area to see
9. Eglise Notre Dame d'Esperance
4.5 based on 295 reviews
Reviewed By PandaHouston - Houston, TexasHouston, Texas
Come for the Views
We arrived in Cannes at around 6 pm after having a full day driving from Aix en Provence to Eze, Monaco and Nice. We parked in the Suquet Forville parking garage and walked into the town center. Paid 1.60 for about an hour's worth of parking. We visited o
10. Les Murs Peints
4.5 based on 210 reviews
Painted wall "Cannes Cinema" They are all here, ready to start shooting. The sets are in place, the camera rises for the prestigious credits of a hundred years of cinema: R2-D2 and Mickey Mouse, Fred Astaire dancing, Bourvil and de Funes being shot at, Batman and Superman on the lookout for bad guys, Belmondo and Depardieu chumming up, etc. In the sunshine of Cannes, Day for night, Truffaut-style.
Reviewed By SeasonedTraveler1K - Orlando, FloridaOrlando, Florida
This was the first mural in southern France I came upon, so it was surprising and stunning. It was also my favorite. After that, I had to go hunting for more. Lyon also has some worth hunting down.