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Cannes - Palais des Festivals et des Congres Tour de Suquet Tower is one of the main landmarks of Cannes. The majority of tourists prefer to visit it during the daytime. However, experienced travelers know that it is much more interesting to visit the tower in the evening, after sunset. When darkness falls on Cannes, an incredibly attractive illumination starts working on Tour de Suquet. An evening excursion has one more advantage – there are usually not many travelers near the tower at this time of the day. Fans of romantic strolls will genuinely enjoy the time spent in this area. In the evening, it is possible to not only get to the viewing point at the top but also stroll leisurely in the garden that surrounds Tour de Suquet.
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
Palais des Festivales et des Congres de Cannes Palace is another internationally famous symbol of the city. This is the location of the iconic red carpet of the film festival. Every year, numerous film stars and celebrities walk on this carpet, greeting fans and journalists. Many tourists dream of taking a photograph on this red carpet, and it is not hard to make this dream come true. Actually, Palais des Festivales is the venue of not only the legendary film festival but also many other events, and so the red carpet appears in front of the palace from time to time. In order to take pictures on the red carpet, simply visit the city on the days of large exhibitions or other events. In Cannes, everyone has a chance to feel like a true celebrity.
There is one more way to become closer “to stars” – to make a stroll through the port area. The city’s port, Le Vieux Port, is a row of incredibly beautiful white yachts, many of which are owned by celebrities. When exploring the port area, there is a chance of meeting your favorite actor. If you are not lucky, it is at least possible to look at their yacht. Cannes port is beautiful at any time of the day. Many romantic tourists visit this part of the city to admire gorgeous sunsets. Fans of unusual architectural landmarks will also find it interesting to explore the area. Not far from the port, there is a picturesque historical quarter that has not only old buildings but also cute houses with colorful facades. It is a great place to take many interesting and memorable photographs. 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
Having explored the most picturesque and iconic landmarks in Cannes, many tourists start thinking about purchasing souvenirs. It is better to buy them in a special store, Nice Cadeaux, which is located a couple of minutes away from the railway station on Rue Venizelos Street. The choice of items for sale in this shop is simply amazing and is much different from the goods that tourists will find in typical souvenir shops. There are many unique handmade items, including skillfully made copies of palm branches. This original shop is a must-visit place for everyone who wants to bring truly unique memorable gifts from their vacation in Cannes. Naturally, the prices are quite high.
Cannes One more popular place to shop, Dollies is always very popular with tourists. This shop also offers many unique items, such as handicrafts by local artisans, woven hats and bags, and very interesting home décor items. It will be not easy to find similar accessories in other shops in Cannes.
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
Do you want to buy prestigious French alcoholic beverages as souvenirs? In this case, Aux Coteaux De France shop is the right choice. It offers popular French wine for any taste and budget, magnificent sparkling wine, and cognac. The wonderful shop is located in the same quarter with the railway station, on Rue Hoche Street.
Fish Sculptures near Cannes

Become a Bolide Driver

If you want to feel like a professional racer and get charged with adrenaline, you can visit Fun Kart. It is located near Cannes. If you come here, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque landscape of the Cote d'Azur. You will get behind the wheel of the bolide and rush along the winding track at high speed. Its length is 1.5 kilometers. You will have to overtake the other participants of the race, as well as overcome sharp turns. You will be able to drink champagne like a real Formula 1 winner after you finish. You will relax in a local restaurant after a breathtaking ride. You will watch other thrill-seekers compete.
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

Active Holidays in the Beach Paradise

Golden sand and easy descent to the water is waiting for you on both private and municipal beaches in Cannes. However, you will not only swim and sunbathe but also choose a suitable option for active recreation here. For example, you can ride a jet ski, take a boat trip, admire the beauty of the coast or go on a flight on a parachute that is attached to a moving boat. If you want to, you will be trained in one of the specialized schools to do diving or surfing. A fishing tour or a sea trip to the island of Saint Marguerite can also be arranged for you.
Cannes Beach Panorama

Climb the Tower of the Musée De La Castre

You should visit the Suquet district during your holiday in Cannes. It is located on a hill. The old Castle de La Castres is located on the street de Castres in its western part. The Lérins monks built it for defensive purposes. But it partially collapsed in the 18th century. The museum is open there today. If you visit this ancient building, you will not only see the numerous exhibits but also be able to climb to the top of the quadrangular tower via a staircase with 119 steps. This will require considerable effort. The observation deck is equipped here. A delightful panorama of Cannes and the Cote d'Azur opens up to you from there.
Shopping in Cannes is a dream of thousands of travelers from different countries of the world. There are several famous shopping areas with prestigious boutiques and pavilions in the city. … Open

Skiing in the Alpes-Maritimes

If you are tired of relaxing on the Mediterranean coast in Cannes, you can go to the department of Alpes-Maritimes. It is located 1.5 hours' drive from the city. You can go cross-country or downhill skiing here from December 15 to April 15. You can choose a slope with the level of difficulty that suits you. You can also enjoy the snow at one of the 15 ski stations. The total length of local trails is 660 kilometers. You can climb them using one of the 147 lifts. You can also go snowshoeing or skiing.
Carlton Hotel Cannes

Tour to the Verdon Gorge

One of the natural attractions is located near Cannes. This is the Verdon Gorge. You can get here by car. There are several tourist routes here. You will enjoy the beauty of the local nature thanks to them. Active and extreme recreation is also waiting for you here. For example, you will do canyoning, explore limestone caves, and test your climbing skills on several equipped rocks. You can also rent a kayak or aqua-bike to get to the center of the gorge and set your own route along the Verdon River.
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

Antibes Land Entertainment Park

If you want to have fun, take the bus № 200 from Cannes to Antibes. The journey will take no more than 30 minutes. Antibes Land Park is located in the vicinity of the city. You will ride a Ferris wheel, make a water rafting trip, and visit a 5D cinema here. You will also spend time on extreme rides. For example, this is a "Booster", which is an accelerator for a rocket. There is also a "Canadian river" attraction. This is an elevator that will provide you with a free fall from a height of 40 meters. You can get a thrill on a 60-meter high swing. You will pay from 1.5 euros to 4 euros for each entertainment. You will not have to pay for entrance to the park.
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Reference information
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Cannes
♥   Restaurant 'La Petite Maison de Nicole' Cannes. Type - Provençal. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Yo’mo Lounge' Cannes. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Affable' Cannes. Type - Traditional cuisine. 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Cave' Cannes. Type - Traditional cuisine. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Table du Chef' Cannes. Type - Traditional cuisine. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Cannes
♥   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
♥   Castle 'Château de Lucéram' Alpes-Maritimes, 41.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Cannes and around
♥   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
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