What to do in Cannes

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Cannes Harbour which includes a marina

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.

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What to do in Cannes

Free Things to Do in Cannes

A vacation in Cannes doesn't have to break the bank. You can leave your wallet at home if you check out:

Museum of the Sea - Talk to the staff and discover more about the interesting collections exhibited at this museum.

Valmasque Park - Make this your first stop for a bit of fun during your escape.

Port Vauban - This is a bustling place where you can absorb the vibe and immerse yourself in local life.

Isla Santa Margarita - Just being close to the water is certain to leave you feeling peaceful and calm.

Cannes Hospital - Strike up a conversation with a few locals and discover why many tourists call in at this place.

Eglise Reformee de France - Enjoy a little quiet contemplation and find out a few things about this site's religious importance.

Mace Beach - Enjoy a brisk walk by the water and maybe even dip a toe in.

Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes - Appreciate the stark contrast between the big city and nature's rugged beauty at this breathtaking place.

Valmasque Park - Nurture your green thumb and enjoy admiring the various plants on show.


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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?
With great indoor activities like a VIP Lounges at Nice Airport (NCE) to keep you amused, there’s no need to let the rain stop you from having fun.
What should I not miss in Cannes?
Don’t return home without crossing off the following list of incredible sights:

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

Are there cheap things to do in Cannes?
If you’re on a tight budget, consider adding these inexpensive experiences to your agenda:

What can you do in Cannes for free?
Your getaway in Cannes needn’t break the bank with free things like these to keep you busy:

  • Promenade de la Croisette
  • Aquasplash
  • Rue d’Antibes
  • Le Croisette Casino Barriere de Cannes

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