France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   What to See & Do in Cannes, France

 


   

 

Festival de Cannes

Cannes rings in our memory because of the Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival), the annual cinema fête held each May. The stars and hangers-on of the cinema world flock to Cannes and its Palais des Festivals et des Congrès right on Le Vieux Port (the Old Harbor).

Palais de la Festival et des Congrès, Cannes, Côte d'Azur, France
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes...

Hotel room prices and occupancy rates soar, parking is impossible, and the whole town concentrates on star sighting. If you plan to visit Cannes during the festival, you'd do well to stay in another town and arrive by train or bus. More...

Boulevard de la Croisette

Cannes's palm-tree-lined waterfront corniche east of the Old Harbor is called the Boulevard de la Croisette, passing the Plage du Festival (map), restaurants, grand hotels, and some of the more prominent villas.

Le Suquet (Old Town)

The historic district of Cannes at the northwest corner of Le Vieux Port (the Old Harbor) takes its name from the rue du Suquet, the narrow stone-paved lane that winds uphill to the Église de Notre-Dame -de-l'Esperance (Our Lady of Hope Church).

Le Suquet above Le Vieux Port, Cannes, Côte d'Azur, France
Le Suquet above Le Vieux Port, Cannes, Côte d'Azur, France

This is the oldest part of town, the original fortified fishers' settlement.

Today the rue du Suquet is lined with little restaurants and shops, and is a major point of interest for visitors to Cannes.


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Boulevard de la Croisette & Plage du Festival, Cannes, Côte d'Azur, France 

Boulevard de la Croisette & Plage du Festival, Cannes, Côte d'Azur, France.

       
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