Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera, is synonymous with glamour thanks to its world-famous film festival. Its Boulevard de la Croisette, curving along the coast, is lined with sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels.
The city is also home to the Palais des Festivals, a modern building complete with red carpet and Allée des Stars – Cannes’ walk of fame. It offers many interesting tourist attractions, museums and some beautiful Mediterranean beaches.

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Traveling to Cannes

Cannes is located in the heart of the Côte d’Azur, and is easily accessible by any means of transport.

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By Plane

Cannes can be reached in less than 30 minutes from Nice Côte d’Azur airport. The airport is a major gateway to Southern Europe, serves 90 destinations with direct flights.

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Cannes-Mandelieu airport is used for general business and tourism aviation. It is located 15 minutes from Cannes city centre, and directly links the city with the major European cities.
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By Train

Cannes has excellent connections via TGV, which links it to all French regions and the major cities of Europe.
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The TER (regional passenger railway) covers the whole region from Saint-Raphaël to Monaco, via Antibes, Biot, Cagnes sur mer, Nice, Villefranche sur Mer.
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The Thello is new international rail connections between France and Italy from Cannes, without changing trains at the border.
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By Car

Cannes is linked to all major European cities by road. The city is connected by the A8 motorway, “La Provençale” (exit Cannes La Bocca or Mougins/Cannes), from Aix en Provence to the west and Italy to the east.

 

Getting Around Cannes

There are a number of ways of getting around Cannes on public transport – buses, trains, cars, bicycles, motorbikes, taxis and even boats.
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An alternative way to see Cannes is by one of the two motorised toy trains. They depart from the Palais des Festivals, beach side.
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Thing to Do in Cannes

La Croisette

The Promenade de la Croisette is the waterfront avenue with palm trees. La Croisette is known for picturesque beaches, restaurants, cafés and boutiques. Le Suquet, the old town, provides a good view of La Croisette.

 

Palais des Festivals

The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is the venue for the Cannes Film Festival. The building opened in 1982 and is located at the top of boulevard de la Croisette, east of the port.

 

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence

The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence houses artifacts from prehistoric to present, in an 18th-century mansion. The Musée de la Castre has objects from the Pacific Atolls, Peruvian relics and Mayan pottery.

 

Musée International de la Parfumerie

The Musée International de la Parfumerie retraces three millennia of perfume history through beautifully presented artefacts, bottles, videos, vintage posters, olfactive stations and explanatory panels. The museum offers interesting insights into how the industry developed in Grasse.

 

The villas of Cannes

Cannes of the 19th century can still be seen in its grand villas, built to reflect the wealth and standing of their owners and inspired by anything from medieval castles to Roman villas. They are not open to the public. Lord Brougham’s Italianate Villa Eléonore Louise (one of the first in Cannes) was built between 1835 and 1839. Also known as the Quartier des Anglais, this is the oldest residential area in Cannes. Another landmark is the Villa Fiésole (known today as the Villa Domergue) designed by Jean-Gabriel Domergue in the style of Fiesole, near Florence, which may be visited on appointment.

 

Île Sainte-Marguerite

The Île Sainte-Marguerite is the largest of the Lérins Islands, about half a mile off shore from Cannes. The island is approximately 3 kilometres in length and 900 metres across.
The island is most famous for its fortress prison (the Fort Royal), in which the so-called Man in the Iron Mask was held in the 17th century.
His cell can be visited in the Musée de la Mer. This museum also houses discoveries from shipwrecks off the island, including Roman and Saracen ceramics.

 

Île Saint-Honorat

The Île Saint-Honorat is approximately 1.5 kilometers in length and 400 meters wide. Since the fifth century, the island has been home to Cistercian monks, who are the only inhabitants of the island.