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

Dans la Baie de Cannes, 06400 Cannes, France Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Islands, Historic Sites, Forests More
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1948 reviews

Iles de Lerins

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

Cannes, France Sights & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
54%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4729 reviews

La Croisette

This world-famous street, which runs along the shoreline of Cannes, is full of upscale shopping opportunities.

Reviewed By 345nunof - Melbourne, AustraliaMelbourne, Australia

Beautiful walk

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

Cannes, France Nature & Parks, Islands
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1364 reviews

Ile Sainte-Marguerite

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

06400 Cannes, France Other, Sights & Landmarks, Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas More
Excellent
52%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1790 reviews

Le Suquet

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

12 rue Louis Blanc, 06400 Cannes, France Shopping, Food & Drink, Farmers Markets
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 494 reviews

Marche Forville

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

06400 Cannes, France Sights & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
Excellent
40%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1901 reviews

Rue d'Antibes

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

Ile Sainte Honore | Ferry From Parking of Quai Laubeuf of Cannes, 06400 Cannes, France Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 226 reviews

Le Monastere Fortifie

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

06400 Cannes, France Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
31%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 881 reviews

Rue Meynadier

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

1 rue de la Castre, 06400 Cannes, France Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
Excellent
39%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 295 reviews

Eglise Notre Dame d'Esperance

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

06400 Cannes, France Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
45%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Les Murs Peints

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

Memorable

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.

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