Cannes is one of the mundane seaside resorts on the Côte d’Azur. Famous are the Carlton hotel and the Majestic hotel, dominating the boulevard and giving Cannes its characteristic appearance. The boulevard is several kilometres long and is a real pleasure to walk down and have a stroll. For most beaches you have to pay and please bear in mind that if you order something here, 10 to 15 euros for a beer is quite normal. And you will find in Cannes two public beaches.

Notre Dame de l’Esperance

The ancient part of Cannes is on the slopes of Mont Chevalier. On the Place de la Caste you can still see a part of the old city wall. On the square is Notre Dame de l’Esperance, built in the 16th and 17th century in the Provençal gothic style.

Musée de la Castre

The Museum de la Castre houses a collection of musical instruments and a collection of images of ancient Cannes can be found in the archeological part of the museum.


If you wish to flee from the bustle of the mundane Côte d’Azur, you can go to the Lérins-isles about one and an half kilometres (1 mile) off the coast of Cannes. The two largest isles are Ile Saint-Honorat and Ile Sainte-Marguerite. We have written a blog about the last island with all the ins & outs: “Great getaway to Island Sainte-Marguerite, oasis of peace!”