Cannes reputation as a glamorous resort for the beautiful people is well-deserved. With the harbour, the bay, the beachside promenade and the people sunning themselves, Cannes provides more than enough natural beauty to make at least a day trip here worth the effort.
It's especially popular at the end of May, when film stars and photographers descend on the town to attend the International Film Festival. But during the rest of the year, the sleepy former fishing village is all about leisure. Whether you want beaches, fashion, or just people-watching from a cozy street-side café, Cannes is all that and more.
Walk along La Croisette, a mile-long promenade between the Mediterranean and the beautiful hills of Esterel and enjoy the sun and lifestyle of Cannes. Take a ferry ride to Iles de Lerins, four beautiful islands very close to Cannes. With forest groves and sandy beaches, this is the place to head to if you are looking for tranquility, as you can find some quite places and beautiful surroundings. Admire the 18th century houses on Rue Meynadier which have been transformed in boutique shops or small restaurants.
Don't miss Cannes' most popular market, Marche Forville where you can get hold of fresh local food. Travel to Cannes for the International Film Festival. Although you can't watch the festival's films, you might spot a celebrity or two.
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