Things to do in Cannes

New to Cannes? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Cannes

If you're in Cannes to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Le Suquet

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Palace of Festivals and Congresses of Cannes

⭐️ 4.3 (17121)

Vieux Port de Cannes

⭐️ 4.5 (8144)

Marché Forville

⭐️ 4.4 (6332)

Château de la Napoule

⭐️ 4.5 (3334)

Église Notre-Dame d'Espérance

⭐️ 4.6 (1313)

Parc naturel forestier de la Croix des Gardes

⭐️ 4.5 (910)

Île Sainte-Marguerite

⭐️ 4.6 (714)

Musée des explorations du monde

⭐️ 4.4 (694)

Cannes Walk Of Fame

⭐️ 4.2 (371)

Plage du Midi

⭐️ 4.6 (362)

The top affordable restaurants in Cannes

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Cannes city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

New-York New-York

⭐️ 4.1 (4117)

Price Range: $$

Da Laura Cannes

⭐️ 4 (1202)

Price Range: $$

le grain de sel ...

⭐️ 4.4 (867)

Price Range: $$

Le Cirque

⭐️ 4.3 (830)

Price Range: $$

Le Bistrot Gourmand

⭐️ 4.2 (736)

Price Range: $$

L'Assiette Provençale

⭐️ 4.5 (731)

Price Range: $$

Waikiki Plage - Restaurant Cannes

⭐️ 4.2 (722)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (585)

Price Range: $$

Le Pastis Cannes

⭐️ 4.2 (574)

Price Range: $$

La Brouette de Grand Mère

⭐️ 4.5 (557)

Price Range: $$

Chez Vincent et Nicolas

⭐️ 4.3 (518)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Cannes

These are curated, high quality experiences in Cannes hosted by locals!

Classic Yacht Sailing Cannes 1/2 day

Photo session in Cannes

Wine Tasting Tour de France

Sailing Oxala Live Experience

Sailboat private tour

Discovery and Sailing Cap d'Antibes

Best of Provence wineries on private tour, 10 wines to taste

❤️⭐️NEW Walking Tour Nice/Castle Hill⭐️⭐️

Leo Boat - Lerins Islands Excursion

The best of Cannes, walking tour

End your night in some of the best bars in Cannes

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Cannes, curated exclusively for you.

Ma Nolan's Irish Pub, Cannes

⭐️ 4.1 (1766)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.2 (1071)

Price Range: $$

Morrisons Irish Pub

⭐️ 4.4 (1054)

Price Range: $$

The Quay's Irish Pub

⭐️ 4.4 (620)

Price Range: $$

Charlys wine bar cannes

⭐️ 4.2 (463)


⭐️ 4.8 (402)

Le Hive Bar

⭐️ 4.8 (341)

Price Range: $$

Le Speakeasy Cannes

⭐️ 4 (318)

Le Bar A Vin

⭐️ 4.4 (270)

Price Range: $$

La Belle Epoque

⭐️ 4.5 (240)

Le BeFirst

⭐️ 4.3 (176)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Cannes

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Cannes you've come to the right place.

Hotel l'Hotera

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Hôtel Victoria

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Hôtel de Provence

#1 of 95 hotels in ...

Five Seas Hotel

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#3 of 95 hotels in ...

Idéal Séjour - Hôtel...

#4 of 95 hotels in ...

Villa Garbo

#5 of 95 hotels in ...

BW Premier Collectio...

#6 of 95 hotels in ...

Hôtel Martinez, in T...

#7 of 95 hotels in ...

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Check out these bookable attractions in Cannes

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Cannes.

Tour of Monaco at Night

Full-day French Riviera Tour from Nice

Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Walking Tour of Old Town and Castle Hill

French Breakfast Experience

Guided Tour of Fragonard Parfumeur

Èze, Monaco and Monte Carlo Tour

Visit Saint Tropez from Nice

One-hour Bootcamp session

Self-Drive Tour of the French Riviera

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Cannes?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

La Môme

⭐️ 4.4 (1238)

Price Range: $$$

Da Bouttau Auberge Provencal

⭐️ 4.2 (435)

Price Range: $$$

Table 22

⭐️ 4.3 (331)

Price Range: $$$

Restaurant La Palme d'Or

⭐️ 4.5 (235)

Price Range: $$$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Tour the Cannes Film Festival Palace: Explore the impressive building where the Cannes Film Festival takes place every year and discover its famous red-carpeted stairs.
  2. Visit La Croisette: Walk along La Croisette, a three-mile long promenade lined with palm trees that offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.
  3. Check Out Cannes’ Markets: Visit one of the lively markets of Cannes, such as Forville or the Cours Saleya where you can find local fruits and vegetables and other products.

The best time to visit Cannes is during the summer months of June to August. During this time the city is at its busiest, full of exciting events, beaches and sunshine, making it the optimal time for tourists to experience the best of Cannes. Additionally, many of the city's attractions such as its architectural and cultural sites are open during this time.

Cannes is an ideal destination for a few days getaway, offering an impressive variety of activities and attractions. Spending three to four days in Cannes will give you time to explore the historic centre, visit some of its best museums, go on shopping tours and stroll the charming streets. With its beautiful seaside views and stunning architecture, there are plenty of opportunities to soak in the culture and take some stunning holiday snaps for memories.

Cannes is a perfect place to explore and getting around can be quite easy. There are various public transportation options such as buses, trams, ferries and buses to provide an efficient and reliable way of travelling to other places. Private taxi services, bicycle rentals and car hire services are also available to get around the city. Lastly, one can also opt for walking to explore the most of the city and its beauty.

Cannes is a great city to explore with kids! While in the city take part in a cooking class and learn about French cuisine, rent a private electric boat for a river cruise and take in the best sights and sounds of Cannes, then unwind on the Plage Macé with a picnic and games.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Cannes. To start off we'd have to mention La Belle Epoque, L’Experience, Charlys wine bar cannes. Check out our page on the best bars in Cannes.

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