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

Mandelieu 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.
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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
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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.
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.
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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

Col de Turini

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The road is considered to be extremely dangerous because of the abundance of sharp turns and relatively small width, however, for many years it remains one of the most interesting ways in the world. During the trip, travellers have an opportunity to admire the most beautiful canyons and gorges, interesting bridges and mountain scenery. Experienced motorists recommend to use the road at a speed not exceeding 30 km / h. The most dangerous sections of the route are those with hairpin bends and up to 180 degrees. … Read further


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The thing is that Menton has a very mild climate, which allows to cultivate large-scale orchards. Guests of the island will have an opportunity to stroll through incredibly beautiful parks, which amaze with an abundance of exotic plants, as well as taste delicious lemons in France and even look at how they are grown. The population of the city is about 30000 people, whereas the number of tourists visiting it every year is much larger. … Read further
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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! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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