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Culture of Cannes. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Vacation in France Palais des Festivals and Avenue of Stars are considered the most popular tourist destinations of the city. For many years they have remained the main tourist attractions of Cannes. Tourists will also be interested in visiting the historic part of Cannes and see priceless architectural monuments. Travellers are welcome to follow one of numerous exciting excursion routes.
Cannes is an international cinema center and one of the most luxurious resorts. The city is able to accept visitors all year long as during the majority of days the weather here is sunny, … Open
Tourists will be interested to see the beautiful orthodox Church of Archangel Michael, which was built in the 19th century by order of Russian Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Cannes was the favorite holiday destination of the aristocracy, so the local monuments were visited by numerous noble and famous visitors. Today the high bell tower of the church is visible from almost any part of the city. The church houses a large collection of ancient icons and other religious artifacts.
Prosper Merimee Park is a popular attraction of the city. The family house of the famous writer is located in this park. The mansion had been in ruins since 1870; after the death of the owner it was decided to convert the house into a museum. Suquet district is also very interesting from historical point of view. The territory of the district is home to buildings of different ages. Here tourists will find famous Church of Our Lady, which connoisseurs of architecture often call a true example of Gothic style. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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During their walk tourists can climb to the top of the hill. Several centuries ago the hill was the location of a powerful fortress. Unfortunately, the historical building didn’t survive to modern times, but this place still attracts curious travellers who come there to enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Cannes from above. We simply cannot fail to mention numerous museums – almost every district of Cannes has a popular museum. Maritime Museum (Le Musee de la Marine) is located in a beautiful building of the 18th century. The exhibition of the museum includes personal belongings of Admiral Frank Joseph Paul, a world-renowned researcher. A collection of models of ships is real pride of the museum.
Mandelieu Fans of art will surely enjoy an excursion in Cannes Gallery (Galerie de Cannes). Each hall of the gallery is dedicated to a specific topic. Here visitors will find exhibitions dedicated to old paintings and sculptures, a collection of works by contemporary artists, as well as a hotel devoted to beautiful frames for pictures. The suburban area of Cannes is the location of a museum, visiting which will bring pleasure to the fair sex. This is Museum of Perfumes (Musee International de la Parfumerie), which was opened in 1989. This is truly a unique place that will introduce visitors with all secrets of perfume making.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Cannes and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Cannes and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Cannes
♥   Palace 'The Prince’s Palace' , 38.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Cannes and around
♥   Art museum 'Fondation Maeght' Saint-Paul, Alpes-Maritimes, 18.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Arts Asiatiques' Nice, 21 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice' Nice, 24.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée d art moderne et d art contemporain' Nice, 27.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée Matisse' Nice, 28.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Cannes
♥   Ancienne cathédrale de la Nativité de Notre-Dame, Vence, 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, Saint-Raphaël, 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame et Saint-Étienne, Fréjus, 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, Nice, 26.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Sainte-Marie et Sainte-Réparate, Nice, 26.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sanctuaire national Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice, Nice, 27.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame de L’Immaculée Conception, Monaco-Ville, 38.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Cannes and near

Promenade de la Croisette

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
Tourists come at the promenade to see the celebrities. They usually like to walk along the magnificent promenade. The promenade shines not only in a daytime from the sun and celebrities but also at night. When the sky gets darker, there opens a number of clubs and bars. Celebrities like to spend time in the luxurious club "Le Baoli". Palm Beach Casino is the other place where famous people like to have fun. This casino is situated at the end of the promenade. … Read further

Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas Cathedral

From the series “The Most Astonishing Orthodox Churches”
A great number of interesting stories are connected with this wonderful Nice’s cathedral. One of them tells us about the transformation of Saint Nicolas icon. At one time it belonged to Russian Tsar Nikolay Alexandrovich – the son of the emperor Alexander II. Within years this reliquary had paled and the old image of Saint Nicolas got darker. In the middle of the 20th century, the icon was put on the altar. When this was made, a real miracle happened. The colours became brighter and the icon lightened. Until now there wasn’t made any restoration work on it. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Cannes

Culture guide to Cannes. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Cannes: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Cannes. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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