Every May since 1946, the Cannes Film Festival has placed the city firmly in the limelight. World-famous, the glitz and glamour of Cannes attracts thousands of visitors who come to glimpse the procession of stars on the red carpet of the Palais des Festivals, the festive atmosphere and the timeless charm of the Croisette.
Start your walk in the old neighbourhood of Le Suquet on Mont Chevalier; this walk is a little bit of exercise, but you'll enjoy losing yourself in the maze of streets. The many old buildings and old houses typical of the region give the neighbourhood its authentic feel. Take in the magnificent panorama over the Bay of Cannes, the Vieux-Port (Old Port) and inland. In the evening, enjoy the lively bistros and brasseries and discover the classic Cannes atmosphere.
From Le Suquet, head down to Quai St Pierre and the Vieux-Port and carry on to the Promenade Pantiero, where you can eat to your heart’s content and walk in the shade of the palm trees. Continue along Boulevard de la Croisette and the legendary Croisette with is luxury boutiques, art deco buildings and prestigious luxury hotels, such as the Carlton, the Majestic and the Hyatt Martinez.
Don't leave Cannes without enjoying a lazy, delicious stop on one of the bay's magnificent fine sandy beaches. You'll be able to choose from around thirty restaurants offering a range of quality Mediterranean cuisine to suit every pocket. Make the most of this unique moment of relaxation with your feet in the water to admire the captivating beauty of the Bay of Cannes.
If you fancy, take a trip around the Parc de la Croix des Gardes, which is home to a stunning mimosa forest. From the top of the hill you'll have a spectacular view over the Bay of Cannes, the Lérins Islands and their Fort Royal.
Stay longer on the Côte d’Azur to visit the area around Cannes. By taking advantage of Expedia offers you can combine your beach/mountain holidays or even explore the coast to enjoy the charm of Provençal villages.