Although the city of Cannes is mainly known for its festival, it has many other charms to offer. Fine sand, villas with a sea view, shops, Cannes tends to seduce easily all those who set foot there. What are the places that you need to visit during your next holiday? We are telling you everything.
Les Suquet: the old perched district
You have chosen to spend your holidays and stay on the French Riviera, one of France’s top destinations. If you are looking for a panoramic view of the sea bordering the Provençal town, the Suquet hill is the place to go.
Listed as an historic monument, this part of the city is the district that founded the rest of Cannes. From the top, you can see the Croisette harbour against a sea background. In the heart of the old town, there are dungeons, ramparts, museums and other shops, ideal for history fans.
The old port: an emblematic site
If there is one place to visit, this is the Vieux-Port. This place, originally intended only for trade and passenger transport, has now become a Cannes marina, home to prestigious and colourful sailing boats.
You can choose to look to the sea to admire the boats, or you can admire the architecture of the colourful neighbourhood. Holiday rentals are available here, usually with sea view.
La Croisette: a breath-taking view of the sea
The “boulevard de la Croisette” is the favourite spot of strollers and tourists when visiting the coast. This sophisticated place has the particularity of linking the city to the sandy beaches. There will be nothing to stop you dipping your feet in the water after a delicious Italian ice cream.
Then, you can enjoy a moment of relaxation to the sound of the waves and take in the idyllic view from one of the famous blue chairs, which adorns the beach. On the other side of the palm trees, you will also find many luxury shops and hotels to stay in during your holiday.
If the atmosphere of this area attracts you, the real estate agency Haussmann Real Estate offers its clients numerous properties located on the Croisette. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask their real estate agents, they will be able to help you in your search.
Ile de Lérins: cultural and natural heritage
Would you like to escape to the heart of nature during your stay in Cannes? Head for the open sea, opposite the Vieux-Port. Two unique green jewels await you: Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat. Book your boat and treat yourself to a total change of scenery. In the middle of nature, these two islands are home to a real natural and historical heritage.
Indeed, in addition to the seaside access, it is possible to admire archaeological remains such as the famous Royal fort as well as the remains of a fortified monastery with chapels. You can find holiday rentals on these islands.
The sumptuous beaches of Cannes
What would your seaside holiday be without fine sand? Don’t panic, you’ll have plenty of time to go swimming. The Cannes coastline has nearly 8 km of fine sandy beaches. There is certainly a beach for you. It’s up to you to choose between the private beaches or the tourist beaches.
On most of the sites, animations and activities, nautical or not, are proposed. Of course, if you are looking for water sports, sunbathing and relaxation, the beach is for you.
Villa Rothschild: a building full of history
Did you know that Cannes has a neoclassical style place? One of the favourite destinations for romantics: the Villa Rothschild. With its splendid building and English garden, this place will take your breath away. The place has been classified as a historical monument, thanks in particular to the many exotic species that the garden offers.
Regular visits are offered, which will delight lovers who like to walk in original and paradisiacal places. Inside, there is now a reception area and a media library.
Why not opt for a second home in Cannes?
Nowadays, holiday homes are becoming more and more popular. You too want to escape the daily routine. You should know that Cannes is the star of the second home communities. If you plan to buy a home, don’t forget to prepare some researches. It will help you to make the best decisions.
Sun, sea, fine sand, historical place, this city has everything to please. What’s more, you can choose between flats, gites, houses or even villas. In this town, it is a real haven of peace and well-being in the sun. In addition to the beauty of the landscape, the town also has excellent restaurants and a multitude of shops of all kinds.
You now know all the secrets of the city. Moreover, if you are planning a stay in Cannes for your next holiday by the sea, don’t hesitate and book a hotel or a luxury Gite in order to benefit from multiple customer privileges.