4 fun things to do in Cannes

Cannes is a glitzy resort city on the French Riviera that most people link with Hollywood celebrities and film festival glam. While the Cannes Film Festival is a star-studded 12-day show in May, there are plenty of exciting things to do in Cannes.

Here are 5 fun things to do in Cannes


1. Take a stroll at La Croisette

Travellers should not miss visiting Cannes’ renowned seaside promenade. This palm-lined boulevard spans for miles and offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Stroll past luxurious hotels, stylish boutiques and modern restaurants, following in the footsteps of celebrities—or perhaps seeing one.

2. Visit Le Suquet’s Labyrinthine Streets

Cannes was a quiet fishing village on Suquet Hill, which is marked by its winding streets and high stairways, long before it gained fame. These days, pubs and restaurants surround the area, offering opportunities to have a glass of wine and learn more about its past. The Musée de la Castre, a historic fort that houses art and history, is a must-see in Cannes’ Old District.

3. Visit the Vieux Port

The historic port, known as the Vieux  Port, is located just west of the Palais des Festivals building. You can get so near to the luxurious yachts here that it appears only the world’s elite would welcome you on board.

4. Visit Île Sainte-Marguerite

Take a boat ride to Île Sainte-Marguerite, a picturesque island paradise off the coast of Cannes, to get away from the bustling life of the city. It has beautiful views of the Mediterranean, quiet beaches and the ancient Fort Royal.