Travel guide - Cannes
At the heart of the French Riviera, the city of Cannes is one of the jewels of the Côte d'Azur. Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, its fine sand beaches attract holidaymakers who come to take advantage of the exceptionally sunny weather.
If you are visiting Cannes, you should start with a stroll along the famous Croisette. During the month of May, this beachside boardwalk is packed with film stars who come to take their turn on the red carpet during the Cannes International Film Festival. Actors and directors from all over the world attend this universally renowned event every year at which the Palme d'or is awarded.
A city of luxury par excellence, you can admire the fabulous grand palaces which line the seafront, such as the Hôtel Martinez.
For those who find beauty in nature rather than red carpet glamour, the beautiful Lérins Isalnds offer the perfect respite. Not far from there, the Perfume Museum in Grasse offers an enchanting excursion in the heart of Provence.
If you are looking for ways to relax, wander around the Zen City Salon, followed by the shops of Cannes for a bit of retail therapy.
Visiting Cannes is also about enjoying the dynamic cultural lifestyle. Cannes has many music festivals, and fans of electronic music will love dancing on the beach at the Plages électroniques festival. On the classical side, the Musical Nights of Le Suquet offer a high quality classical programme of music.
Dance however, is also a big part of the cultural scene in Cannes. The city's Dance Festival is one of the most important dance festivals in France. Young dancers flock to perform at the International Junior Ballet Meeting, with dreams of being professional dancers one day.
Thrill seekers are not left out either: with the Marathon of the Alpes-Maritimes, the Nice-Cannes race and the Royal Regattas, the city of Cannes can boast of hosting prestigious international sporting events.
Visiting Cannes is also about discovering legends, such as that of the Man in the Iron Mask: stop off at the Tower of the Man in the Iron Mask which housed the famous prisoner after his escape…
A crossroads of luxury and glamour, Cannes will welcome you like a star!
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