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Cannes Attractions

Cannes is one of the few places in the world where you can hobnob with celebrities. As the site of the annual Cannes Film Festival, it sees travelers arrive every year for the event. Not only can you watch some of the top films not yet released to the general public, but you can also see celebrities wandering around the city. If you plan your trip before or after the festival, you can still find attractions in Cannes making your trip more memorable.

Things to do in Cannes include La Croisette, which is a road running along the beach. While many travelers love dipping their toes in the water and wandering through the sand, many others enjoy walking along the street and taking in the local sites. Once you finish exploring the restaurants and shops in the area, you can take a boat tour of one of the surrounding areas. These islands are just a short ride away from the beach, and you can spend an entire day on one of these islands without seeing everything.

The best Cannes activities include a number of walking tours of historic districts. Le Suquet and Rue d'Antibes are just two of the most historic neighborhoods in the city. If you love checking out historic architecture and seeing friendly faces, you'll love these areas. Rue d'Antibes is even home to some of the hottest tourist spots in the city.

With so many different must-see beaches in Cannes, you might wonder which of those beaches you should see. The Plage du Gray d'Albion is a favorite among those looking for something a little more upscale. This is the same beach where celebrities head to relax and unwind, and the beach boasts a large piece of carpet running from the beach to the water, keeping your feet clean and dry. You can book Cannes excursions to the beach, or you can grab a map and look at other places near the beach. After a day at the beach, you'll look forward to taking Cannes tours. Find tours and attractions in the city where you can visit and experience during your trip at Expedia.

Things to Do in Cannes with Kids

There's fun for the whole family in Cannes. Here are some family friendly experiences to do together that are bound to make your vacation memorable:

Free Things to Do in Cannes

Leave your wallet in the hotel. It's a cinch to occupy yourself in Cannes without spending a cent.

Museum of the Sea - Wander around and marvel at the impressive exhibits and unique collections at this respected museum.

Valmasque Park - Let the kids play or unleash your own inner child — this attraction is loaded with fun.

Port Vauban - Stop for a while in this buzzing area and imagine life as a local.

Isla Santa Margarita - Find a nice spot to sit and savor the tranquility that goes hand in hand with being around water.

Cannes Hospital - If you're eager to check out some of the more important or unique places in the community, this place is worth visiting.

Eglise Reformee de France - No matter your religious leanings, this site will inspire a sense of reverence in you.

Mace Beach - Keep a lookout for exotic shells and other shiny treasures dotted along the coastline here.

Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes - Take your camera and let the natural surrounds spark your imagination.

Valmasque Park - Nurture your green thumb and marvel at the diverse range of plants on display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Cannes


Juan-les-Pins is a destination visitors seek out for is beaches, abundant dining options, and seaside views. You might want to check out attractions like Juan-les-Pins Beach or Juan les Pins Palais des Congres while you're exploring the neighborhood.


Cannes City Centre

The stunning beaches and popular shops are just a few highlights of Cannes City Centre. Make a stop by Promenade de la Croisette or Cannes Harbour while you're exploring the area.


Cannes Old Town

Sightsee the old quarter of Cannes, where narrow streets are filled with historic buildings and the views of the city and sea are mesmerizing.



Cap-d'Antibes is known for its beaches, and you can plan a trip to Salis Beach and Juan-les-Pins Beach while you're in town.


Antibes Old Town

Unique features of Antibes Old Town include the waterfront views and historic sites. Make a stop by Picasso Museum or Antibes Cathedral while you're exploring the area.


Antibes City Centre

Unique features of Antibes City Centre include the bars and spas. Make a stop by Picasso Museum or Antibes Cathedral while you're exploring the area.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Cannes on a sunny day?

What to do in Cannes on a rainy day?

What should I not miss in Cannes?

If you'd like to explore the best of this place, pencil these attractions into your schedule:

  • Marineland Antibes
  • Promenade de la Croisette
  • Palace of Festivals and Conferences
  • International Perfume Museum

Are there cheap things to do in Cannes?

What can you do in Cannes for free?

You could even leave your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these fantastic attractions will cost you nothing:

  • Promenade de la Croisette
  • Aquasplash
  • Rue d'Antibes
  • Cannes Hospital