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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 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. One example? The famous Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned on the Ile Sainte-Marguerite, half a mile off shore from the city.

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Notre-Dame de Bon Port

Notre-Dame de Bon Port

Famous Fascinating maritime church

Fascinating maritime church

Stay.com Editors' Note

The Notre-Dame de Bon Port has a very fascinating history. At first this church was used mostly by sailors who prayed to be safe while they traveled around the world trading items. Sailors gave the church the name “Our Lady of Safe Harbor”.

Notre-Dame de Bon Port is beautifully decorated with Thanksgiving plaques and other historical artifacts from the 16th century. This church has been visited by renowned Popes including Pope Gregoire XI.

This church is over 400 years old and is must see historic site. The Notre-Dame de Bon Port also has 17th century iron grills that magnificently surround the naves.

Notre-Dame de Bon Port
Square Merimee, Cannes
Phone
+33 049367 3601
Hours
9am to 6pm