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 its ancient buildings and the hotel-lined La Croisette promenade.
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Price and Availability Index for Cannes
Holiday Letting Price Information in Cannes
We analysed data from the last 12 months and built the graph above to show you accommodation prices in Cannes. If you plan to book your accommodation in May, remember it's the most expensive period, with average prices of £179. On the other hand, the cheapest month in the year is February, with an average vacation rental price of £77.
Holiday Home Availability Information in Cannes
The above graph shows you how many holiday rentals are available in Cannes in different months. The most popular time of year to visit Cannes is May. On the other hand, if you visit in October, you'll have plenty of choice, with 83 of the holiday lettings still available.
Welcome to Cannes
The Cannes Film Festival is one of the biggest dates on the film industry calendar.
- The festival was founded in 1946!
- Around 200,000 actors, producers, agents and fans flock to the Film Festival every year.
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Where to Stay
Cannes enjoys a Mediterranean climate and has 12 hours of sunshine per day during the summer months. Cannes beaches are a big draw for tourists – Coco Chanel developed her hugely influential suntan on the beaches of Cannes - and you will find many seafront villas fit for the rich and famous. As Cannes is a city of festivals and conferences, it has become a centre for high-class restaurants and accommodation. Popular neighbourhoods include Pointe Croisette, where the Croisette Boulevard is located. For those looking for peace and quiet, the districts of Cannes la Bocca and La Croix des Gardes to the west of the centre are ideal. To the north of the waterfront, the hilly area of Petty Juis is within walking distance of the action.
Things to Do
France is famous for its amazing cuisine and you will find stunning examples of local cheeses, fresh vegetables and pasta at the local market, often just around the corner from your villa. If you like to dine out, there are many truly exquisite restaurants around Cannes, serving seasonal cuisine such as glazed veal, vegetable medley, sea bream, pigeon pie and beef stew. Alternatively, you can live it up true Cannes style and have canapes delivered to the poolside of your villa with one of the famous French catering services. Nightlife in Cannes is vibrant, if a little on the expensive side, and you will find many waterfront bars offering amazing views out to sea.
Eating and Drinking
Cannes is a beautiful place to visit. The Old Town is particularly lovely and well worth spending some time in, whether you’re staying close by or not. Nineteenth century Cannes can still be seen in the grand villas that are a feature of the town. The city 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 modern apartments and high-class restaurants, will certainly give you a feeling for the high life. Cannes has several beautiful public beaches - the best of which are Plages Du Midi and de la Boca. Cannes is a famous shopping destination and you’ll find an impressive array of shops in the city. 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.
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. Cannes-Mandelieu Airport is the main airport serving Cannes and is located 5 kilometres 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! If you’re staying in an apartment in the city centre, getting around Cannes is pretty straightforward. 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.
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