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Cannes Visitor information

Cannes is today one of the Cote d'Azur’s premier destinations and the glamorous location for the iconic International Film Festival. 

The legendary seaside resort has everything you are looking for in a Mediterranean city. From the private beaches, marinas filled with luxury yachts, stylish and famous boulevards, elegant Belle Epoque hotels, and fashionable restaurants.

Cannes has also got some hidden treasures such as it’s lesser known streets like the neighbourhood of Le Suquet, which used to be an old fishing village. Or you can meet the locals at Forville market, built in the 19th century. Producers of the sea and land meet there to unveil their product forming a sublime palette of colours and aromas. 

At the top of Le Suquet, you can discover the ruins of the old medieval castle, with a remarkably well-preserved square tower and machicolations. And you can head to the highest point in the district for a view over the entire town of Cannes and the surrounding area. 

To the west, the Estérel corniche is recognisable by its red rocks and peaks which delight hikers and mountain bikers. 

Events 

The Monastery Harvest : The annual grape harvest festival in early September is a key event in the calendar of the Monastery. 

Cannes Film Festival : Cannes hosts the festival each year starting in mid-May.

Fireworks: For several nights every summer in July and August, the Bay of Cannes lights up with its renowned Fireworks Festival. This unique international event brings together the best fireworks designers from all over the world. 

How to get around? 

Cannes is a compact city, and therefore easy to get around and the best way is probably by foot. But if you don’t want to walk there are other options, such as the public transport which is very reliable and cheap. 

Cannes’ international airport is only 28km from the town centre, flying is by far the quickest and easiest option. The regular 45-minute bus service that runs between the Nice Cote d'Azur airport and Cannes means can also help if you are flying from Nice. Cannes train station is located in town, the journey from Paris to Cannes by train takes 5 hours and a half, while the train to Cannes from Marseille takes only 2 hours.

History of Cannes

Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera in the south east of France.

It was in 410 AD that the first two monks – Caprasius of Lérins and Honoratus – arrived on the Lerins island near Cannes. By the 6th century there were 500 monks living in Lerinca’s monastery. 

Fearing a Saracen invasion, in the 11th century the monks obtained shelter in the watchtower of the Suquet, which still stands in Cannes’ Old Town. At the heart of the district, the old church and the 11th-century Tour du Mont Chevalier watchtower dominate the skyline. 

Offering a panoramic view of the city, the Notre-Dame de l'Espérance is the most important church in Cannes. The late-Gothic edifice dates to the 16th century and has a notable 17th-century Madonna on the high altar. 

Cannes became the city we know today by the 18th – 19th century as the British aristocracy came to Cannes and it soon became one of the trendiest spots on the Cote d’Azur. 

Villa Florentina was one of the first luxury homes to be built for aristocrats, with a stunning Italian-baroque style residence the Bellini Chapel forming part of the residence is now a museum and gallery. 

In the district called California, a Russian orthodox church was built inside a newly built villa for the rich heiress Alexandra Skrypitzine. The church has a distinctive roof adorned with blue domes and inside is filled with pretty religious icons and walls are painted with frescoes.

To the west of the town centre is the church of Saint George, built in a typically English Neo-Gothic style. The church was built in honour of the son of Queen Victoria who died in Cannes. The church has beautiful glass windows and a marble statue made in the memory of Prince Leopold. 

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