Cannes bay

Host of the annual Cannes Film Festival

It hosts one of the most prestigious International film festivals in the world, but Cannes is more than a travel destination for filmophiles. Fashionistas and fun-seekers will find here an exclusive city, with high-end restaurants, exotic nightlife, luxury boutiques and designer fashion shops lining La Croisette. Cannes is an amazing experience for the posh traveler, but it attracts history lovers as well, as no other town on the French Riviera has such a dramatic and mysterious past – the Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned on the Ile Sainte-Marguerite, half a mile off shore from the city.

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Top Highlights in Cannes

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Galerie de Cannes
Art Gallery
Cannes art gallery
Galerie marchande Gray d'Albion
Number one shopping center
Île Sainte-Marguerite
The largest Lerin Island
Îles de Lerins
Beautiful islands
La Croisette
Favorite place to hang out
Marche Forville
Attractive market
Monastère et Abbaye de Lerins
1,500 year old monastery
Musée de la Mer
Old maritime museum
Petits Trains de Cannes
Charming little sightseeing train
Plage de Cannes
Private Cannes beach
Tour du Masque
The Man in the Iron Mask
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Neighborhoods in Cannes

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La Californie

The hill of billionaires
A villa in the California area
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La Californie the Bel Air of Cannes, is famous for its chic hotels and as a spa getaway. The area boasts many prestigious and luxurious villas that attest its riches. Visitors can enjoy Musée National Picasso, a number of scenic villas, lush parks, and panoramic views over the bay of Cannes and the Lerins Islands here. People stay here to get a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still be close to Cannes center.

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La Croisette

Sunny beaches, lively nightlife
La Croisette
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La Croisette, best known for its annual film festival, is also packed with designer shops, cafés, and sun worshipers. During the day, crowds of tourists spend their time on the 2 km beach stretching along the shore. When the sun goes down, people line up outside glamorous nightclubs looking their best to get past the doormen scanning the crowds. Expect famous DJs and Champagne flowing freely. There is a gay scene and a casino here as well, but be prepared to pay cover charge steep prices.

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Le Vieux

The historic Cannes
The view from Le Vieux
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The Le Vieux (Le Suquet) neighborhood of Cannes is where the locals go to get away from the crowds at the center of town. The old port is a scenic break from the tanned and oiled masses viewing for their place in the sun. An elaborate labyrinth of back streets and quaint cafés, with little squares that provide cool places for a quiet drink or meal. Suquet Hill offers unparalleled panoramas of Cannes, and Musée de la Castre offers a bit of historic and cultural education for those interested.

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Town Centre

Luxury lifestyle, party prelude
Still more shopping, wine, and food
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  • Nightlife

The Town Center Cannes is a high profile, luxury shopping and entertainment hub if there ever was one. High fashion labels are the flavor every day here, but besides designer labels, there’s always famous art to look at. Nice boutique hotels, and overall less expensive amenities are the highlights of this area. And when it comes to nightlife, this is where it all begins: first a drink at one of the pubs, than go down to La Croissette for the best nightclubs in town.

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