Cannes is a seaside city in the Côte d’Azur region that gained world acclaim due to the Cannes Film Festival. The film and music annual awards hold in May at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. That star-studded event makes it easy for anyone to meet celebrities on the streets and beaches. That’s not all, as the city’s spectacular historical sites and magnificent buildings are incredible.

As a UK traveler, planning your holiday to Cannes, France may seem intimidating. This guide shows you how to experience the glitz and glamour of Cannes. You will know the best things to do and where to stay. You will learn how to get around and discover the culture of the locals.

The city of Cannes and its main attractions

Cannes is in the center of the Azur Country in-between Monaco and Saint-Tropez. If you love to travel to the seaside beaches and hills, going to Cannes may the best way to do so. Cannes is a city of glamour with glittering yachts and ultrarich people. Indeed, the city boasts diverse impressive attractions for UK holidaymakers.

  • Rue d’Antibes

It’s the right place to find that ideal memento. Visit exquisite beaches and highbrow restaurants. Stroll around to see old architectural wonders.

  • Boulevard de la Croisette

Take a long walk on this popular boardwalk. The road leads to the beach. Palm trees and Pines line the road plus assorted luxury shops, hotels, boutiques, and Casinos. Why not plan shopping in any of the stores?

  • The Plage du Gray d’Albion

This is an upmarket beach with a floor covering from the beach to the ocean. Celebrities frequent this beach, so meeting your favorite celebrity is a possibility.

  • Parc de la Croix des Gardes

Enjoy the sweet fragrance of Mimosa flowers. Travelers may try the local food and wine in the nice restaurants and bars.

  • The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès

The Venue of the Cannes Film Festival was opened in 1982, on number 1 Boulevard de la Croisette. Go to a classical music concert or see an art collection there.

Where to stay in Cannes

To start the vacation right require accommodation. I have compiled some of the best affordable luxury hotels, apartments, and villas below.

Hotel Martinez is an elegant and popular five-star hotel on La Croisette Boulevard. Guests can use a personal beach at an additional fee. It has an internal bar and restaurant, and modern décor, with first-rate amenities in the rooms. A few rooms have individual patios overlooking the Sea.

Hotel Le Suquet is rated four stars and offers guests cozy beds. The hotel is four hundred meters from Midi Beach. All rooms have the required amenities and ocean views. Guests enjoy air-conditioned rooms, use Wi-Fi for free, and have individual bathrooms. Other benefits include room and concierge services and multilingual staff.

Cannes Luxury Apartment is in Croisette, the heart of Cannes. The lodging has two rooms, a parking lot, and a personal bathroom. The price is 142 euros per night. You can also stay at Cannes Luxury Apartments. They are improved sensational apartment in the middle of Cannes and close to Croisette and the Rue d’Antibes. Guests have access to a car-parking lot and two rooms. The price is 109 euros per night.

Cannes City Hall at sunrise. Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France

How to get around in Cannes?

Cannes has modern excellent public transportation options. First you have public transport. Pay about 2 euros to explore Cannes through City Palm buses. The buses take off from the city center and drive in a circuit every ten minutes. To use one, stop the bus, get in and buy a ticket from the driver. You can also decide to drive a car. However, note that it can be frustrating because of traffic congestion.

Furthermore, taxis are efficient for getting around Cannes. Call a taxi on the road, place a request through the phone or hire one at the taxi stations. You can also choose car hire operator services. To rent a car, have a driver’s license and pay with a credit card. The person hiring a car must be at least 21 years of age.

To get around in Cannes, you can also hire a bicycle or scooter. You are free to go to a physical address or google the shop’s website. Lastly, a more in depth way to see different exciting places in Cannes is getting around on foot. Frankly, this is the best option.

Encounter the local culture and nightlife activities at Cannes

Here are a few I hand-picked for you to see their culture.

  • Musee de la Castre

This hilltop 11th-century Gothic-style castle is a museum. It is exhibiting a mixed collection of early works of art and historical artifacts.

  • Notre dame d’Experance

This medieval church building is on the hilltop. It features incredible carvings and a panoramic view of Cannes.

  • Le Suquet

This part of Cannes is full of historic buildings. This genuine hillside community has beautiful Ochre varnished buildings and the region is blessed with a lot of Vine flowers.

  • Forville Provencal

The locals buy fresh fruits and other foodstuffs from this market. There are a number of restaurants and beautiful beaches in the area.

  • Cannes nightlife

Cannes has a bubbling nightlife with activities sometimes extending from the night to the early hours of the morning. The city boasts numerous bars, clubs, and taverns. There are upscale and low-end services. Le Suquet is ideal for a quiet drink while the Rue des Freres Pradignac offer spirited activities.

Going for a holiday in Cannes offer vacationers a chance to meet celebrities. They can see historical spots, enjoy the view of the brilliant seawater, and relax on world-class Beaches. With these insights, why not start planning your holiday to Cannes now?

About the Author

I am Mehdi Ramzi, the founder of the blog "Hello French Riviera", dedicated to the French Riviera. I am passionate about this region and I share my knowledge about the activities, places and events not to be missed. I am also an avid surfer and chess player. I am a big fan of Arsenal and I am passionate about technology. I combine my passion for the French Riviera and technology by running this blog.

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