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Sightseeing in Cannes - what to see. Complete travel guide

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, beaches lure by clean gold sand, and amazing sights never stop amazing travellers.
Without a doubt, the Cannes Film Festival has remained the most important event in the cultural life of the city for many years. The internationally famous festival attracts visitors from … Open
The Promenade de la Croisette is one of the most famous sights of Cannes. Once it has been a simple cart road and today you can see luxurious villas and modern hotels along it. The number of these accommodations only grows each year. While taking a walk along palms, you can visit the most famous boutiques where purchase clothes international stars and celebrities. Croisette starts near the famous Palm Beach casino and guides to another sights of Cannes – Festival Palace. This is a true temple of art and so each year most famous stars come here, while their fans watch this fascinating parade of their favorite actors. The total area of all auditoriums and halls of the palace estimates 17 thousands of square meters. Nearby the palace you can see the Valley of Stars, where have leaved their handprints Charlie Chaplin, Sophie Loren, Princess Diana and numerous modern movie stars.
If you enjoy visiting historical monuments, then you should definitely visit Suquet Square that features a magnificent view of the city. An ancient La Castre fort built in the 12th century is located nearby. Today the walls of the palace store the exhibition of ethnological and archeological museums. St Michael’s Cathedral is the most important religious building of the city. If you make an excursion to the island of Sainte-Marguerite, you will be able to walk on Fort Royal. This fortress was built in the 17th century and was the main protective facility of the town, protecting it from pirates. In this fort was imprisoned a famous person, whose name is known to almost anyone – the Iron Mask. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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 … Open
In the historical district, there is a beautiful Church of Our Lady of Hope. It was built in the early 17th century and is a striking monument in the Gothic style. This church managed to preserve its original appearance almost completely. The interior design, which is modest, has hardly changed for hundreds of years. This amazing church is a real cultural center. In the summer, as part of a music festival, concerts and other thematic events are held here.
Not far from the Palace of Festivals is the beautiful temple of Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage, whose history is also very interesting. The very first chapel in its place was built in the 16th century. At that time it was surrounded only by dilapidated fishing huts. The temple, which travelers can admire now, was built in the second half of the 19th century. Now it is surrounded by the most significant city attractions.
The total length of beachfront in Cannes is approximately eight kilometers. InterContinental Carlton Beach remains the most popular and crowded beach resort of the region. This picturesque … Open
Among the local sacred sites, it is worth mentioning the Lerins abbey. It is a landmark of national importance. This ancient monastery is visited by pilgrims from all over the world. It is located on the picturesque island of Saint-Honorat. The monastery is a large and incredibly compound complex of buildings, including churches, fortifications and outbuildings. Surrounding the monastery is a large beautiful garden, a walk along which is also an obligatory part of the excursion. For many years, this monastery has been famous for producing wonderful wine and liqueurs. Right on its territory monks grow oranges, lavender and grapes, from which with secret recipes, they brewed wonderful drinks.
Another interesting landmark is the ancient Grand Jas Cemetery. It is interesting not only from an architectural point of view, but also from a historical point of view. On this cemetery, there are graves of outstanding figures of history and culture. Several excursion routes have been developed here for tourists.
1. Almost all shops, restaurants and entertainment venues accept payments by plastic cards. Only tourists, who plan to make many purchases in open markets and small shops that are located … Open
The main natural attraction of Cannes can be considered to be located near the coast of the Lerins Islands. They can easily be reached by a recreational boat. Here, a unique atmosphere of tranquility and seclusion awaits travelers. On the islands there are many beautiful places for walking, and there are also several interesting archaeological districts on their territory.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Cannes and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Cannes
♥   Shopping area ' Rue d Antibes' Cannes, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Cannes
♥   Castle 'Château de La Napoule' Alpes-Maritimes, 6.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Antibes' Alpes-Maritimes, 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquefort' Alpes-Maritimes, 14.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Gourdon' Alpes-Maritimes, 18.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Nice' Alpes-Maritimes, 26.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Cannes
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Préalpes d’Azur' , 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Verdon' , 92.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Queyras' , 132.3 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

Sights around Cannes from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Col de Turini

From the series “Most Spectacular Mountain Roads”
Any fencing is almost completely absent. A small border whose height does not exceed 10 cm separates the steep cliffs from automobiles. Some sections of the road are so narrow that two oncoming cars are hardly able to pass each other. No less a danger to drivers are animals which often run out on the road. In the evening drivers should exercise special care and caution. … Read further

Menton

From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
The main historical attraction of the resort town is the Saint-Michel church - a spectacular Baroque monument. In the church has almost completely preserved the original design. Its visitors can enjoy ancient frescoes and mosaics. Many travelers to the city are attracted not only by unique historical sites, but also by the opportunity to be photographed against the background of colorful houses. The best time to visit the resort town is the end of February. At this time, the most significant cultural event, a Festival of lemons, starts in Menton. … Read further
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