The 4 Best Neighbourhoods in Cannes for Tourists
Tourists are marvelled by the historic remnants such as the ancient walls. Mosee de la Castre overlooks Cannes bay on a hill. It is one of the historic monuments previously known as the monastery of Lerins monks. It is a commendable museum which also has classical ancient musical instruments from around the world. Climb to the top of the 12th floor and take a 360-degree panorama view of the Cannes district. Located next to the Marine Railway station is Cannes port 1 which besides its docking uses, acts as the launching point for the Royal Regatta. On the north of the port is a narrow ancient alley lined with plane trees where the flower market is held every morning.
One of the most famous activities that attract most visitors to France than any other shopping district is the Film Festival. This is an event that recognises artistic achievements especially in the movie industry from the whole world.
You will discover Cannes is a coastline spread across a stretch promenade waterfront with a number of hilly areas.
Cannes business district is generally flat including Croisette and Rue d’antibes. However, Le Suquet, above the old port of Cannes is the only steep place in the business district. If you don’t fathom walking on a steep gradient, there is a train that can get you there. Away from Cannes coastline on the north, it gets hillier but the gradient is gradual. You may choose to board a bus or a taxi for convenience.
1. City Centre
Cannes is one of the best romantic cities in France decorated with shopping boutiques and it’s amazing beaches that are a few minutes walk from your favourite hotel.
You cannot afford to miss the most exciting Cannes film festival red carpet. With all the thrill of celebrities, the red carpet event is the best in the city centre which attracts quite a good number of tourists.
Every morning you wake up to a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea from your balcony. The convenience of staying here is incredible as walking to promenade de la Croisette shopping malls in the district is just a few minutes. In the night, especially during the Film Festival, you will have such a great view of Palis des Festivals de Cannes with the splendid decorations.
The Old town is marked with historic attractions such as the old church and the 11th century Tour du Mont Chevalier watchtower that dominates the skyline.
One of the greatest fresh markets is located in Le Suquet District in Cannes city with assorted cultural foods for the locals. There are also flowers, meat, seafood as well as olives. Le Suquet has a wide selection of hotels for your stay and good espresso.
Promenade de la Croisette is an area spread over a prominent road with the same name that stretches along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
La Croisette promenade is a great area for strolling and people viewing from the splendid private beaches on the shoreline. Spread along are rows of luxury yachts docked at the harbour.
- Best Beach Hotels: Hotel Martinez – in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt • InterContinental Carlton Cannes
Carnot is one of the best places to visit and stay in Cannes. Take a 15-minute walk to the famous film festival and walk back in the night in the beautifully decorated lights along the streets and take a few more photos.
In Carnot, it is also possible to walk into Cannes business district as you enjoy the beautiful view.
- Best Hotels (Great Value): Le Cavendish • Néméa Appart’Hôtel Cannes Palais (Aparthotel)
- Best Cheap / Affordable Hotels: Hotel Lutetia • Citadines Apart’hotel Cannes Croisette (Aparthotel)