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 Église Notre-Dame de l'Esperance. Climb the adjacent ramparts for great views of the bay.

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Nearby Cannes attractions

1. Hôtel de Ville

0.13 MILES

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…

2. Plage du Midi

0.19 MILES

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

3. Vieux Port

0.21 MILES

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

4. Plage de la Bocca


Cannes' westernmost beach is this narrow strip of sand about 5km outside the city centre.

5. Palais des Festivals et des Congrès

0.36 MILES

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 –…

6. La Croisette

0.66 MILES

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…

7. La Malmaison

0.71 MILES

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…