Activities to do in and around Cannes

Activities to do in and around Cannes

Tourist guide

What a beautiful region to come to on holiday! But what to do to fully enjoy the city of Cannes and visit the surrounding area?

We have prepared a small list of activities to do and places to discover in Cannes and its surroundings. During your stay on the Côte d'Azur, you will have plenty of things to do. Whether it's with friends, family, or even alone, these places will make your stay unforgettable.

Forville Market 

This authentic and colourful covered market is located at the foot of Cannes' historic Suquet district and close to the shopping streets of Rue d'Antibes and Rue Meynadier. You will find stalls full of locally produced fruit, flowers and fish.

Le Suquet 

It is the oldest district of Cannes, located on the Mont Chevalier. Suquet means "summit" in Provençal. Stroll through the old and winding streets and discover the "real" atmosphere of Cannes. At the top of the hill, enjoy the shady square, and discover the most amazing view on the city, the bay, the islands... You can also visit the historic church of Notre Dame de l'Espérance and the castle, now transformed into the Musée de la Castre, which honours the Mediterranean and ancient civilisations. On weekends only, come and discover the Suquet des Artistes: four famous local artists are welcomed all year round in unusual premises to present their works.

The Rose Garden

Find a flowery and quiet place with a view on the bay of Cannes. This park is located at the tip of the Croisette. You will be able to contemplate the view of the Esterel massif.

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Lerins Islands

These two islands, Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat, are only about 15mn by boat from the centre of Cannes (public boats, with departures from Quai Laubeuf).

Saint Margaret's

On the very green and wild island, you will be surprised by the amazing scents of eucalyptus and pine trees. The best way to discover the island is to follow the marked trails, which offer a botanical and historical discovery of the place. Don't miss a visit to the historic Fort Royal.

Saint Honorat

Return to a more spiritual island, with the Abbey of Lérins. You will discover this unique place 'out of time' where, since the 16th century, the Cistercian monks follow the rhythm of prayers and nature. The monks also produce their own wines and various liqueurs, to be tasted on site.

Lerins Islands
Lerins Islands

Around Cannes

Marineland – Antibes

This is the largest marine animal park in Europe, with more than 4000 species, most of which were born on site. You will find amazing and unique shows and animations throughout the day.

Phoenix Park - Nice

The garden in the heart of Nice! This place will allow you to spend a wonderful day in the open air. It is home to over 2500 species of plants, over 70 species of animals, one of the highest greenhouses in Europe. You will also find outdoor games. It's also an opportunity to take a walk along the Promenade des Anglais and climb the hills of the castle to admire the view over the bay of Nice.

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, clinging to the cliff, culminating at the top of the Rock of Monaco, stands as a majestic Palace of the Sea... It is the guardian of thousands of residents of all sizes and colours, and the witness of the History of the oceans... You will find 90 tanks and meet 6000 species of fish and invertebrates in their natural living environment. You can also try one of the unique animations, for children or adults, such as the touch tank, the turtle island, Immerseave 360...

Park and Museum Cote d'Azur
Park and Museum Cote d'Azur

Fragonard Perfumery in Grasse

Spend some time in the factories of the perfume factory in Grasse, to learn about its history and visit the premises. You will discover the manufacturing techniques and test your nose through an olfactory game at the end of the visit. You can also take the opportunity to visit Grasse and admire the view it offers.

Picasso Museum in Antibes

A short trip to the town of Antibes to visit the Picasso museum and admire his works. The Antibes museum is the first museum dedicated to the artist, and you will find very famous paintings such as: La Joie de vivre, Satyre, Faune et centaure au trident, Le Gobeur d'oursins, LaFemme aux oursins. The town of Antibes and its narrow streets are worth a visit.

The gardens of Eze

The exotic garden of Eze is located on the grounds of an ancient medieval fortress, 429 metres above the Mediterranean Sea. The panorama is one of the most breathtaking on the Cote d'Azur. The view extends to the Esterel massif and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Themed art trails are recommended to walk around and soak up the history of the place.

Museum and gardens Cote d'Azur
Museum and Gardens

We have made a tour of the places to visit around Cannes, to spend an unforgettable holiday. Well, for all other activities to do in Cannes, do not hesitate to contact us.

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