Apartment, Holiday Rentals & Accommodations in Cannes
The beautiful and intriguing city of Cannes
, located in the heart of the French Riviera, is best known for hosting the world famous Cannes Film Festival
. The city is a busy tourist destination and there is much to see, particularly the impressive array of yachts and boats in the harbour, the Old Town and it’s ancient buildings and the hotel-lined La Croisette promenade. The city is also the location of Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and in recent years many international conferences have taken place in the area. Cannes enjoys a Mediterranean climate and has 12 hours of sunshine per day in the summer! Cannes beaches are a big draw for tourists – Coco Chanel developed her hugely influential tan on the beaches of Cannes! As Cannes is a city of festivals and conferences the city has become a centre for hotels and restaurants. There is plenty of accommodation
in Cannes and Wimdu has over 400 offers in the city. We offer apartments with sea views, city centre rentals, villas with terraces and much more. Find the accommodation best suited for you in this exciting and vibrant French city!
Cannes was one of Bavarian monarch King Ludwig’s favourite places.
The Cannes International Film Festival was founded in 1946!
Around 200,000 actors, producers, agents and fans flock to the Film Festival every year.
What to see and do in Cannes
Cannes is a beautiful place to visit. The Old Town
, which overlooks the bay and the Lerins islands, is particularly lovely and well worth spending some time in. The city has a rich and diverse heritage. 19th century Cannes can still be seen in the grand villas that are a feature of the town. Cannes has always been a favourite destination for the rich and the wealthy and a walk along the famous La Croisette
waterfront boulevard which is lined with expensive hotels and restaurants will certainly give you a feeling for the high life. Cannes has several beautiful public beaches as well as private beaches. The best public beaches are Plages Du Midi and de la Boca.
One of Cannes’s most famous and mysterious attractions is the island of St Marguerite
, a 15 minute ferry ride away from the city. The island was home to a fortress prison that famously held ‘the man in the iron mask’, an intriguing figure believed to be of noble blood. It took this mysterious individual, whose identity has never been proven, 11 years to leave this tiny island. You can visit his cell on the island and take a tour of the fortress. On the island you’ll also find the Musee de la Mer
(Museum of the Sea) which displays a collection of archeological finds from shipwrecks from the Roman and Saracen periods. If you are interested in finding out more about the history of Cannes on dry land, head for the Musee d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence
which houses artifacts from prehistoric to present in one of Cannes old 18th century mansions. The Musee de la Castre is also an interesting museum worth checking out – it has a mixture of interesting objects from the Pacific Atolls, Peru and Mayan pottery.
Shopping in Cannes
Cannes is a famous shopping destination and you’ll find an impressive array of shops in the city. Cannes is known as the ‘sister city of Beverly Hills’ and is the main commerce centre of the French Riviera. You’ll find most of the upscale shops along the Rue d’Antibes
in the centre. It’s not all about high end shopping however, there are also fantastic food markets in the town including the one at Marche Forville
which is known to have great food stalls! France is famous for its amazing cuisine and you’ll find stunning examples of local cheeses, fresh vegetables and pasta at this market. The Forville food market becomes a flea market on Mondays – you’ll find vintage paintings, jewelry and books.
Getting Around Cannes
is the main airport serving Cannes and is located 5km to the west of the city. Most visitors heading to Cannes will probably land at Nice’s Cote d’Azur International Airport
, the largest airport in the region. The best way to reach Cannes city centre is by coach or express coach. Coaches leave every 30 minutes and the 45 minute journey into Cannes costs around €17. Taxis are not recommended as a ride into Cannes costs €80 – be warned! Getting around Cannes city centre is straightforward and the city has a good and efficient network of buses run by Bus Azur. Most of the city’s attractions and places of interest are within walking distance of each other. Walking is probably the most efficient way of getting about the city.