Luxury yachts. Glamorous celebrities. Pristine beaches. These are the images that probably come to mind when you think of Cannes - and for good reason. Thanks in part to the famous international film festival that draws famous figures here each year, this resort town on the French Riviera is decidedly glitzy. Having said that, that shouldn’t stop you from visiting Cannes, especially if you are on the lookout for a luxurious and indulgent holiday. Bring on the fresh seafood, wine and sunshine!
A trip to Cannes isn’t complete without a stroll down the palm-shaded La Croisette, Cannes’ most iconic boulevard. Here you’ll find a collection of restaurants, couture shops and cafes as well as flashy hotels catering to the rich and famous. To catch a glimpse of one, why not while away the afternoon at one of these cafes, order a socca (chickpea pancake), a local delicacy, and do some serious people-watching.
To catch some rays, you can spend a few hours at one of the many Cannes beaches. Many visitors go to family-friendly Palm Beach to escape the crowds at the main beaches. Plage du Goéland offers more facilities including sunlounger rentals, table food service and personal lockers for stowing your belongings.
If you’re craving some history, it’s worth visiting Le Suquet, the oldest area in Cannes. This charming neighbourhood, filled with pastel-coloured houses, was once home to fishermen when Cannes was just a small fishing village.
At the top of the Le Suquet hill is Museé de la Castre, a medieval fortress housing a wide collection of antiquities. Climb to the top of the structure for unparalleled views across the bay.