Suggestion: visit of Cannes:
Cannes enjoys an international reputation. It has welcomed the great and good of this
world for nearly two centuries. It is also home to the most famous film festival.
It’s not all frivolity - an obsession with red carpets and evening gowns. It has a more
too – busy with business events for a large portion of the year. It has a
reputation for being modern, cosmopolitan, fashion trend setter which is undoubtedly
true! But it has also lovingly preserved its roots and its traditions, an authenticity that
can be enjoyed by the visitors that slip away from the Croisette to savour the
picturesque charm of a Mediterranean city.
The hill of the "Suquet" is where Cannes began. We suggest you start your tour of
Cannes with the old town. You can reach it from various angles, taking steeply sloping
narrow streets, crisscrossed with picturesque flights of winding steps where the
pedestrian is king. Visit the ramparts, the Musée de la Castre, the square tower and the
church. Admire the view over the city, the port, the Croisette, the Iles de Lérins and a
substantial portion of the Bay of Cannes, Forville market with its rows of food shops
(butchers, fishmongers, bakers, wine merchants, etc). The old port unfurls below the
In 1850, the Croisette was nothing more than a path running parallel to the sea across
sand dunes. The Croisette is now an avenue renowned for its prestigious shops and the
luxury hotels that have established Cannes' history, including the Carlton, the Martinez,
and the Majestic.
A short boat ride from the Croisette, opposite Cannes Bay, the Lérins Islands are a
welcoming sight. Enjoying an unspoilt natural setting, these beauty spots in the
Mediterranean offer visitors a unique combination of flora and fauna as well as an
unusual history that includes the mysteries of the Man in the Iron Mask and the calm of
The cool of early morning is the perfect time to take a look around Forville market. The
fragrance of thyme, verbena and basil fills the air. The market sellers sing out the
virtues of local produce in their lilting accent: tomatoes, olive oil, freshly-caught fish,
tasty aniseed biscuits… A stroll around Forville market is like exploring the whole of
Provence, taking a delicious journey steeped in the atmosphere of the South.
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