Top things to do in Cannes

Top things to do in Cannes

Top things to do in Cannes

Renowned for its significant events including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and the glamorous stretch of La Croisette, Cannes is undoubtedly one of the Europe’s most beautiful destinations thronged by tourists all year round. Take in the sun of French Riviera at the beaches of Cannes which are also a huge draw. Add to it a world-class collection of palace hotels, ambitious boutiques, historic museums and quaint cafes and this modest little town in the South of France turns into a dream destination for travelers of all ages. Spot glitzy hotels, cars, beaches and visitors at the best-known city of French Riviera. Its reputation for warm tropical weather, pristine beachfronts, and atmosphere of the scenic beach make Cannes the perfect luxurious getaway for thousands of visitors.

Eglise Notre Dame d'Esperance:

Dedicated to Notre-Dame, Notre-Dame d'Espérance or The Church of Our Lady of Hope is a parish catholic church in Cannes. The church was built in early 16th century and is crowned by a tower-style novel square structure. While the church is made in Gothic style, the porch resembles the Renaissance style. Classified as a historic monument in 1937, this church offers panoramic views of Cannes and the bay to the west.

Palais des Festivals et des Congrès:

Best known as the venue for the Cannes Film Festival, Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is a famous convention center in the city. It was built in 1979 by architects, Hubert Bennett and Francois Druet. A visit to this glorious place is a must as it reminds you of all the great movies that were ever made and those who worked hard to create exceptional cinema. Spread over and area of 25,000 square meters, it has numerous rooms for exhibitions and around 18 auditoriums comprising of modern facilities.

Le Vieux Port:

Le Vieux Port is a picturesque port for boats & yachts and one of the oldest harbors on the French Riviera. Built in the 1950s, it provides a magnificent setting for visitors. The Vieux Port is also the site of The Palais des Festivals, Cannes Yachting Festival, and many other festivals. Visit this stunning port for a stroll or just enjoy the serene surrounding.

Îles de Lérins:

Iles de Lerins or the Lérins Islands are a group of 4 Mediterranean islands off the French Riviera known to be first occupied during Roman times. The islands are covered by eucalyptus and pine forests and are home to the Fort Royal. There is a regular boat service from the mainland to the Lérins Islands. To get the best of what the island has to offer, don't forget to carry a good pair of binoculars.

Mairie de Cannes:

Mairie de Cannes is an impressive, typical French Town Hall on the main road into Le Cannet up from Cannes. It is a lovely neoclassical building, with various sculptures on the facade and a magnificent balcony with flags. If you are a history buff, this place will definitely interest you.

Cimetière du Grand Jas:

Full of history and character, Cimetière du Grand Jas is a terraced cemetery spread across 9 hectares on the French Riviera. It possesses an impressive range of old monuments, tombstones and chapels. The cemetery is renowned for its outstanding architecture with beautiful floral ornamentations.

St. Michael the Archangel Church:

St. Michael the Archangel Church is a quaint Russian Orthodox church in the city. Having been built in the late 19th century, it has been considered as the pearl of French Riviera and been the venue for various weddings after the Russian Revolution. The wedding of Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich to Mathilde Kshesinskaia took place here in 1921. It is known for its varnished-tile roof and Greek cross design.

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