Architecture sights in Cannes
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The multi-starred hotels and couture shops that line the famous bd de la Croisette (aka La Croisette) may be the preserve of the rich and famous, but anyone can enjoy the palm-shaded promenade and take in the atmosphere. In fact, it’s a favourite amongst Cannois (natives of Cannes), particularly at night when it's lit with bright colours.
There are great views of the bay and nearby Estérel mountains, and stunning art deco architecture among the seafront palaces, such as the Martinez or the legendary Carlton InterContinental – its twin cupolas were modelled on the breasts of the courtesan La Belle Otéro, infamous for her string of lovers – Tsar Nicholas II and Britain’s…