Whether you’re staying with us at Château Saint Georges or you’re touring the South of France you should not pass by the beautiful city of Cannes and all it has to offer! The city of Cannes is well renowned worldwide, mainly due to the infamous Cannes Film Festival and its association with the rich and famous. It has luxury hotels, restaurants, and shops and it has a lot to offer if you are wanting cultural and historic trip that will leave you feeling well-immersed in French society. Here are our top 5 things to do when visiting Cannes, Cote D’Azur
Explore Le Suquet
Want to see the older side of Cannes? Le Suquet is the oldest neighbourhood in the city and one of the most beautiful and historic places to visit. It’s juxtaposed against its chic and modern sister areas and sits high above the city in its own unique style. With winding, cobbled streets, pastel-coloured houses, and breathtaking views, it’s the perfect place to spend time exploring in. It contains a beautiful clocktower and church that overlooks the city and of course delicious family-owned French restaurants and bars too!
Stroll The Walk of Stars
Forget the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Cannes Walk of Stars is a unique French version of this infamous street. Located in front of the Palais des Festivals there are over 300 handprints and signatures of the rich and famous. It’s the main host of the Cannes Film Festival so it’s the place to be during this time, however, visit outside this time and you can have your photo taken on the red-carpeted stairs! There are lots of wonderful performances that take place here too so make sure you check them out.
Visit The Old Port
At the base of the historic Le Suquet the Old Port, it’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cannes and this beautiful place brings the city together perfectly with a mixture of old and new. You’ll see the rich and famous dock here from their luxury yachts and it’s the place to be to watch the stunning sunrise and sunset views. Surrounded by chic eateries that are full of yummy cuisines you can while away hours in this part of the city. If you are visiting in September you will be lucky enough to see the infamous Cannes Yachting Festival too!
walk down La Croisette
No doubt you will have heard of La Croisette Walkway as it is known as one of the most popular streets in France and is the heart of Cannes! This beautiful, buzzing, and iconic street stretches right across Cannes seafront. You will be immersed in the glamorous side of French culture here and it’s a must on your to-do list. It boasts some of the finest restaurants and boutiques in the city. With views of the sea and the beach, it’s a unique place to shop and a stunning place to sit and watch the world go by with a glass in hand.
Take A Trip To Villa Rothschild
This historic villa is known far and wide for its beauty. A beautiful mansion in the La Croix-des-Gardes neighbourhood, built in 1881 for Betty Rothschild, the widow of James Mayer de Rothschild is definitely worth a visit. It boasts an impressive exterior from the stunning architectural windows to the picturesque gardens that surround it. There are walking tours available through the villa which we would highly recommend. Its immaculate and luxurious decor is one to be rivalled.
If you are lucky enough to be visiting when the Cannes Film Festival is happening then you must immerse yourself in the luxury atmosphere that it brings! It’s an event that is like no other and it will leave you with lasting memories of this beautiful and historic place.
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