Every May, Cannes is transformed into a giant film set, as the cream of the film industry gathers on the red carpet of the Palais des Festivals. The Hotel Carlton's manicured lawns fizz with the sound of champagne corks, and the Old Town's backstreet bars buzz with Hollywood gossip.

    Situated on France's south-eastern coast, Cannes' origins as a fishing community are still evident in its old port, where traditional working boats vie for moorings with expensive yachts. Discover the delights of the Mediterranean diet in a pretty harbour-side restaurant, serving up the day's catch accompanied by local rosé wine.

    What to see & do in Cannes

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    Things to do in Cannes include, naturally, the famed film festival, but outside of that, the city offers iconic shopping streets, historic attractions, fine dining and outstanding nightlife. You can walk La Croisette, one of the most iconic streets in France, dotted with palm trees, casinos and boutique shops along the Bay of Canne. Experience foodie delights at the Cannes Marché Forville market. Visit the La Croix-des-Gardes park... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Cannes

    Food and dining in Cannes combines vegetables from the South with olive oil, seafood and rosé wine to create a quintessentially Mediterranean flavour palette. From a simple crunchy salad to fresh fish with stuffed vegetables, the food is as vibrant as the culture. You'll find over 350 restaurants in Cannes to choose from as you explore this foodie paradise. Eateries like Bar du Marin let you eat like a local... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Cannes

    Shopping in Cannes is a core part of the city's culture whether you're exploring refined boutique shops or open-air outdoor markets, situated along dedicated shopping streets. The flagship region to shop in Cannes is La Croisette, a long and iconic boulevard that's lined with hotels, haute couture shops, clothing outlets and upscale boutique stores. Antibes Street is more diverse with tea salons, fashion boutiques and even interior design shops... Read more

    Useful information

    Information about Cannes can be found at the Cannes Tourist Office, which seeks to offer quality services and hospitality to visitors with guided tours and tickets to many local attractions. The Office also offers an official shop of the city, where you can find everything from branded t-shirts to watches and even luggage. It's a great spot for souvenirs. Offices can be found along La Croisette and at the... Read more

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      Our Cannes Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in France. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need...

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