As any city, Cannes is made of different areas and districts. The most traditional one is without any doubt Le Suquet. This pittoresque area is located next to the old harbor and few hundred meters from the famous Palais des Festivals. The Suquet is made of small traditional houses that have been converted into apartments. It is always pleasant to make a stop in the Suquet at the Aperitif time early evening, enjoying a Pastis which is again a very traditional drink from the south of France. Coming down from the Sujet, you will find the Antibes Avenue. This is without any doubt the place to go to if you intend shopping during your holiday. The most famous brands have established themselves in this avenue, even if you can find there few restaurant and more classical shops where you will be able to buy beach toys for your kids on your way to the beach.
Crossing the Antibes Avenue in the direction of the sea will take you to the Croisette, which is without any doubt one of the best known avenue all over the world, thanks to the Cannes Film Festival. The traditional buildings are here replaced by much bigger ones, offering to the occupants an open sea view with the Lerins Islands to the left and the Esterel Mountains to the right. The Croisette host also many beaches both private and publics. It can be very crowded during the summer season, so you should go early if you want to find a space and spend the day there. Following the Croisette to the east, you will quickly reach Port Canto, one of the biggest Marina in the south of France. It is the home base of the yacht builder Leopart, 30 metres long open motor yachts. Going to the East, you will quickly reach the Palm Beach. This district is facing the wonderful Lerins Island. Spending a day there in its crystal water bays is mandatory. Local kite surfers and windsurfers have made the Palm Beach the hot local spot! You will then quickly access the adjacent villages of Golfe Juan and Vallauris.
On the other side of Cannes, going up from the train station will take you to the famous Californie district. This is the place where you will find the most beautiful villas of the entire French Riviera with their 1930 design. Up hill to the east is the wonderful area of Cannes La Bocca, made for those who intend to stay in a quite atmosphere. You will then reach Mandelieu La Napoule, where a lot of people attending the Film Festival decide to stay, thanks to the lower accommodation prices!
If you intend to visit Cannes, we invite you to consult our various offers and to choose the one matching with the district where you would like to stay. Do not hesitate to request our advices!