Activities and visits in Cannes
Treat yourself to a stay in Cannes, and discover its rich culture. This city on the French Riviera, steeped in millennial history dating back to the Antique period, will unveil a host of buildings listed as historic monuments.
This seaside resort, which has been a popular destination since the 19th century, is renowned throughout the world for its La Croisette boulevard, which runs the length of the coast and its beach, with a pedestrian zone lined with listed luxury hotels. What could be better than a stroll admiring the stunning view of the bay and the elegantly decorated and animated luxury boutiques, while enjoying the mild Mediterranean climate whatever the season? A guaranteed change of scenery!
During this period, Cannes became a prized holiday destination for the aristocracy, who came to relax and take in the seaside air on the French Riviera. The city's villas flourished, characterised by the elegant Belle-Epoque style, as well as Baroque, Classic and Art Deco styles, villas that are today listed as historical monuments: Villa Rothschild (now the city library), Villa Romée and Villa Domergue among others.
Art and history lovers will appreciate the Musée de la Castre, located on the heights of the old city, in the former medieval castle. Collections of primitive art pieces and Mediterranean antiquities are exhibited here, along with 19th-century paintings. Take advantage of your visit to the museum to stroll through the Le Suquet district, the oldest in the city, and immerse yourself in the pleasant atmosphere of its picturesque little lanes with their unique charm.
At just a 20-minute boat ride away, set out to explore the Lérins Islands, magnificent havens of tranquillity in the bay of Cannes.
Two of the islands in particular – Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat - invite you to admire their unique wild plant and animal life, and discover their historical treasures: Sainte-Marguerite's royal fort, in which the mysterious "Man in the Iron Mask" was imprisoned, and Saint-Honorat's formerly fortified monastery, a feature of the island since 410.
Discover a new side to Cannes
Far from any hustle or bustle, the Cavendish Hotel and its team invites you to discover a new side to Cannes with Greeters. Local experts who love their town and their region invite you to enjoy a unique moment during your stay on the Côte d'Azur. Unusual places, anecdotes, the best establishments… The city will have no more secrets for you !
For more information on the different Greeters tours go on Cannes Greeters website
Set out to discover the districts of Cannes, each more charming than the last: stroll through the Le Suquet district, the oldest in the city, and immerse yourself in the pleasant atmosphere of its picturesque little lanes with their unique charm. Head over to the Forville market, where typical regional colours and perfumes awaken your senses thanks to the stands bursting with fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish and more.
The Le Suquet hill offers an uninterrupted view of the old harbour, which is also well worth a visit; it will make the ideal backdrop for a romantic walk and an enjoyable evening in one of its pleasant restaurants.
Fans of sports holidays will be delighted to discover the activities awaiting them in Cannes and its surrounding area: walks and bike rides along the coast and in the Esterel Massif, as well as water sports in Cannes' bay.
There are no fewer than ten golf clubs to enjoy in Cannes and its surrounding area, within exceptional settings - the ideal place to enjoy your favourite sport.
We invite you to discover and prepare your stay by visiting Cannes' platform of leisure activities
Tourism, activities and visits around Cannes
OUTINGS TO ANTIBES AND JUAN-LES-PINS
Treat yourself to a visit of the city of Antibes, at around ten kilometres from the Cavendish Hotel. Take time out to relax in Juan-les-Pins, admire the art of the Musée Picasso, take in the culture of the Naval and Napoleonic Museum, and stroll along the Vauban harbour: Antibes and its beaches are sure to charm you during a romantic getaway or a visit with friends or family.
At 7 km to the north of Cannes, Mougins is sure to enchant you: as you wander through the charming old village and its little lanes, you will feel as though you have stepped into another world. Epicureans will particularly appreciate this village, renowned for its high-quality restaurants, a large number of which are honoured with stars in the Michelin guide. Mougins hosts the international festival of gastronomy every year in September.
Well worth a visit is the city of Grasse, the world perfume capital. Situated just 25 km from Cannes, this city boasts a significant historical heritage, earning it the label of "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire". Art buffs will especially appreciate the Musée Fragonard, housed in a magnificent residence, and presenting a beautiful collection of the native Grasse artist's paintings.
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