Soak up the glamour and style of France’s Côte d’Azur on a quick visit to fabulous Cannes. Smaller than its neighbour Nice, Cannes is home to the annual film festival, the glorious La Croisette city promenade and a bevy of beautiful beaches you’ll want to be seen relaxing on. Explore the city on foot, visiting the oldest part of town, Vieux Port. Walk to Le Suquet and through its labyrinthine streets, up its steep stairways and into its quaint cafés. The area is the original fishermen’s residential area of Cannes and much of it has been pedestrianized.
Visit the Marché Forville market on Rue Dr. P. Gazagnaire, where you will also find the traditional Provençal eatery, Bistrot Gourmand, or check out the medieval church and clock tower. Stop in at one of the many cafés and restaurants lining the La Croisette promenade and people watch, or take a short ferry trip to Ille Ste Marguérite and see its Fort Royal. You can even enjoy a picnic in one of its little coves. The Cannes Film Festival is held in May every year and expect to be swept up in its glitz and glamour. And if you’re a shopper, the Cannes Shopping Festival in March is hard to beat.