A weekend in Cannes: the unmissable

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Want a change of scenery, to enjoy the sun and the Mediterranean? Cannes, on the French Riviera, is the perfect city to spend two exceptional days discovering its varied riches. The city has been linked to the cinema since 1946 but the natural and cultural heritage is particularly attractive. Here are some of the must-sees that you absolutely must discover during a short stay in Cannes.

First stage, the famous Croisette and the Chemin des Etoiles

We take our time and walk along the Croisette admiring the palaces. Palm trees, luxury boutiques, Art Deco buildings with a breathtaking view of the bay of Cannes and the Lerins islands. The actors and directors are eternally present on the Chemin des Etoiles, just in front of the Palais des Festivals. And as Cannes is also its beaches that border the Croisette, we take the opportunity to go for a dip.

The luxury of rue d'Antibes

After a moment of relaxation at the edge of the water, we go up the rue d'Antibes which brings together a good part of the luxury of the city. This road once linked the city of Cannes to that of Antibes. It is now the must-see street for all those who want to "shop" or admire the luxurious windows. It brings together all the biggest names in very high-end ready-to-wear.

The Allées de la Liberté and the flower market

We then head to the Allées de la Liberté to make the most of the atmosphere and its markets, including the flower market. It is held every day and, on weekends, we also have the flea market. This is the opportunity to shop for local products. Fish, seasonal fruits, vegetables… you will be spoiled for choice.

Le Suquet and the Old Port

After the scents and colors of the flower market, we discover the oldest district of the city, Le Suquet. It is the ideal place to find a rental in Cannes that is more peaceful than on the Croisette while being central. The district stretches from Saint-Pierre to the Old Port. This is where it all began. We pass the castle and admire the panoramic view of the bay and inland. We go back down to the Old Port to admire the shuttles in constant animation. It is also a good place to enjoy a seafood platter or grilled fish.

The view from Croix-des-Gardes

Once refueled, we gain height on the hill of the Croix des Gardes for a new exceptional panorama. The mimosa forest and the forest natural park are perfect for a break. We take the opportunity to admire the Villa Rothschild with its English garden which are both classified historical monuments.

Vilfeu for gourmets

Vilfeu is an obligatory passage for all gourmets visiting Cannes. This master ice cream maker offers ice creams with inimitable textures, sorbets that you will not be able to forget. Even the shop is worth a visit with its pink and blue walls, black and white tiles, old posters and American license plates.
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Shall we continue the visit?

And if you have some time left, plan a getaway to the Lérins Islands with pine and eucalyptus forests, the royal fort and the prison of the legendary Man in the Iron Mask. The 8 km of fine sandy beaches will welcome you for a well-deserved break before visiting the museums of Castre, the Sea, the Miramar space ... So many essentials to discover during your next visit to Cannes.

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