Cannes is world renowned for its international film festival, but this Mediterranean city has so much more than just luxury mansions, yachts and boutiques. From Bocca Beach to the old town of Suquet, it also embodies Provence’s gentle joie de vivre.
All those who take the time to explore this ancient fishing village will find enchanting moments everywhere. Strolling along the iconic Promenade de la Croisette, shaded by palm trees and with the bay on the horizon. Or playing pétanque in the peaceful Allées de la Liberté. With 300 sunny days each year and a much acclaimed gastronomic heritage, Cannes is a premier destination – both for those who like to see and be seen, as well as others in search of relaxation and culture.
The Mediterranean’s fruits, vegetables and fresh catches have long inspired artists and delighted visitors. There’s no shortage of authentic Provençal ingredients on the menus of starred restaurants, and their welcome is just as heartfelt. Whether the table is on a beach or in a gourmet bistro, the food never disappoints. Give in to the pleasure of exploring the city’s countless dining options.
For 60 years, Cannes has been one of the global capitals of film. Follow the handprints and signatures of legendary actors, directors and other celebrities on the Chemin des Étoiles (Walkway of the Stars) until you reach the Palais des Festivals. Note that ‘festivals’ is in the plural. That’s because this venue shines bright for much longer than just two weeks in May. Tempted to have your picture taken on the famous red carpet? Go ahead, but don’t stop there. The Palais and other local addresses offer many other treasures. Outdoor art exhibits, musical evenings, museums, monuments… they’re all an invitation to discover other forms of artistic expression. La Croisette has no shortage of elegant Art Deco and Belle Époque buildings, and these symbols of French luxury and glamour are stars in their own right.
Before a night on the town, go shopping in Carré d’Or. This fabulously chic district was recently refurbished with a nod to the famous red carpet, and now abounds with terraces and pedestrians. With restaurants, casinos, bars and clubs, Cannes’ nightlife lives up to its reputation.
During the week, the flower market at Allées de la Liberté brings together locals and experienced gardeners around stands selling roses, tulips, lavender and mimosa. These colorful mornings give way each weekend to flea markets and treasure hunters.
There’s no doubt that Le Suquet is Cannes’ most charming district. Buildings and boats of every hue are reflected in the waters of the Old Port, just a few meters from superyachts. Climb medieval streets to the fortifications on Suquet hill to reach the Old Town’s birthplace and the most spectacular views of the bay and the Lérins Islands.
Glamour, authenticity, charm, history… discover all facets of the French Riviera’s superstar.
Cannes • France
Croisette Beach Cannes-MGallery Hotel by Sofitel
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