Top Choice Architecture in Cannes

La Croisette

The multi-starred hotels and couture shops lining the iconic bd de la Croisette (aka La Croisette) may be the preserve of the rich and famous, but anyone can enjoy strolling the palm-shaded promenade – a favourite p…
Island in Cannes

Îles de Lérins

Although just 20 minutes away by boat, these tranquil islands feel far from the madding crowd. Île Ste-Marguerite, where the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask was incarcerated during the late 17th century, is known fo…
Landmark in Cannes

Palais des Festivals et des Congrès

Posing for a selfie on the 22 steps leading up to the main entrance to this concrete bunker – unlikely host to the world’s most glamorous film festival – at the western end of La Croisette is a Cannes essential. Aft…
Museum in Cannes

Musée Bonnard

Easily recognisable by their intense, vivacious colours, the works of neo-Impressionist painter Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947) form the backbone of the colourful permanent collection at this lesser-known art museum. Bon…
Museum in Cannes

Musée National Picasso 'La Guerre et la Paix'

Picasso's everywhere in Provence, and here he is again at this modern museum, which centres around the artist's last great political work: the Chapelle La Guerre et La Paix (War and Peace Chapel), aka a collection o…
Notable Building in Cannes

La Malmaison

Walk a few blocks along La Croisette to La Malmaison, a seaside pavilion in the former games and tea room of Cannes' grandest hotel of the 1860s, the Grand Hôtel (opened in 1864, shut in 1950, demolished and rebuilt…
Port in Cannes

Vieux Port

The celebrity yachts that line the port are here to remind you of Cannes' celebrity status, lest you forget it.
Historic Site in Cannes

Le Suquet

Follow rue St-Antoine and snake your way up Le Suquet, Cannes' oldest district, for great views of the bay.
Landmark in Cannes

Hôtel de Ville

Cannes' town hall.