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Cannes Vacations & Travel

Cannes Vacations

Famous for its sublime turquoise seas and star-studded International Film Festival, Cannes shines its golden light across the French Riviera.

Region: France

Featured Cannes Hotel

Best Western Plus Cannes Riviera & Spa

Best Western Plus Cannes Riviera & Spa

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Cannes

This hotel near Cannes' renowned Promenade de la Croisette offers unique guest perks such as a rooftop swimming pool and solarium with panoramic views of the city.

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Overview

The city’s Old Port offers luxurious boutiques and casinos, while Le Suquet, or Old Town, provides a look into the area’s more traditional past. A stroll along Cannes’ winding streets, captivating churches, and clock towers reminds one of an earlier, more humble period.

A short boat ride from Cannes brings vacationers to the lush, historic Île Sainte-Marguerite, dating back to ancient Roman times. Here, bird-watchers can get a close-up view of swans, herons, falcons and more at the isle’s Étang du Batéguier pond, while nature lovers will enjoy the fragrant eucalyptus, pines and expansive views.

History buffs will appreciate the 17th-century Fort Royal, where France's most infamous prisoner, the Man in the Iron Mask, was once confined.

Cannes’ old quarter, with its quaint houses, winding alleyways, and impressive Château de Cannes, offer an authentic view of Provence; while upscale hotels, shops, and Allée des Étoiles, Cannes’ walk of fame, provide a more modern picture.

What To Do

Discover underwater archeological treasures from ancient Roman shipwrecks at Musée de la Mer.

Explore the medieval ruins of Île Sainte-Marguerite, a tree-studded island about a mile and a half from Cannes. Hike along its natural reserve, Le Batéguier. Or visit another nearby isle, Île Saint-Honora, with its 19th-century monastery. Vacationers can purchase wines and other souvenirs made by resident monks, and fortunate souls can even arrange for a contemplative retreat. Get an authentic taste of Cannes at the tempting Marché Forville, where locals sell fresh seafood plucked right from nearby seas, plus delicious cheeses, colorful flowers, and traditional French delicacies. C’est magnifique!