Cannes attractions

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…
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.Hous…
Landmark in Cannes

Palais des Festivals et des Congrès

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

La Malmaison

On La Croisette, La Malmaison is 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, then demolished and rebuilt in the 1960s). …
Historic Site in Cannes

Le Suquet

Follow rue St-Antoine and snake your way up through the narrow streets of Le Suquet, Cannes' oldest district. Up top you'll find the site of Cannes' medieval castle, place de la Castre, flanked by the 17th-century É…
Beach in Cannes

Z Plage

Expect to pay €60/45/70 in July and August (€40/30/50 in other months) for the blue sunloungers on the front row/other rows/pier of the super-stylish Z Plage, the beach of Hôtel Martinez. Booking ahead is advised.
Beach in Cannes

Plage du Midi

This urban beach just west of Vieux Port enjoys gorgeous sunset views across to the red rock formations of the Corniche de l'Esterel.
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.
Beach in Cannes

Plage Vegaluna

Family-friendly private beach.
Landmark in Cannes

Hôtel de Ville

Dating to 1876, Cannes' imposing four-storey town hall is one of the city's most prominent landmarks. Look for it along the waterfront between the Palais des Festivals and Le Suquet.