One Day in Cannes, France

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Cannes is a city located in the French Riviera and is a short train ride away from Nice.  The city is well-known for being the host of the annual Cannes Film Festival, which previews new films and documentaries from around the world.  Cannes also attracts thousands of tourists every year who come for its famous beaches, seafront hotels and exclusive designer boutiques.

Start your visit to Cannes by strolling down the popular La Croisette; a seafront prominade where some of the most famous hotels in the French Riviera are located.  This is also an ideal place to sit down at a café and people-watch.  At the end of La Croisette, you will find the Palais des Festivals, which is where the Cannes Film Festival takes place every year.

If your plan is to relax at one of the private beaches, be sure to make a reservation in advance as they tend to book fairly quickly, especially during the summer months.  If not there are some free public beaches that you can visit as well.  However, keep in mind that these beaches can become very crowded if you are in Cannes during the peak summer season.

At night, visit one of the outdoor restaurants located in the old town on the hill of Rue Le Suquet.  Le Suquet is a cobbled street located just off the main drag by the old harbor “Le Vieux Port”.  Walk up the winding streets up the hill while admiring the great views of the bay.

How to Get to Cannes?

The easiest way to get to Cannes is by taking the train from Nice.  You can also get to Cannes by taking a ferry from one of the many nearby tourist destinations, such as Saint Tropez or Monaco.


  1. I’ve always wanted to visit Cannes, thanks for the tips!

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