Things to Do In Cannes
Saint-Honorat is the smaller of the two islands. Inhabited by a community of Cistercian monks, it lives in the rhythm of the seasons, barely disturbed by the visits of tourists and by the regular visits of the Cannes inhabitants.
Sainte-Marguerite is the first of the Lérins Islands. Almost entirely covered with a forest of Aleppo pines and green oaks, it retains a few historical relics in the Royal Fort, which today houses the Sea Museum.
Visit the islands: The two islands are accessible by boat from Cannes and are the home of beautiful pine forests and the historic Fort Royal. The boat will leave from the old port across from the Radisson hotel.
MUSEUMS (additional Info)
During the year, painting and sculpture exhibitions put forward the artists who have expressed through their art the commitment to the Provence and Cannes. The most prestigious are those of La Malmaison which, three times a year exhibit the distinctive genius of modern painters such as Matisse and Picasso.
Musee de la Castre
Located above the old quarter of Cannes, in the ruins of the medieval monastery of Lérins (a historic monument), the Musée de la Castre will take you on a journey. It overlooks the Bay of Cannes, La Croisette and the Lérins Islands. The museum displays prestigious collections belonging to the City of Cannes: primitive art from the Himalayas-Tibet, Oceania and pre-Columbian America, as well as Mediterranean antiquities, musical instruments from around the world (Africa, Asia, Oceania and America) alongside 19th century landscape paintings.
Open Tuesday to Sunday:
October to March: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
April to June and Sept.: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Nov 1st and 11th, Dec 25th, January 1st and May 1st
- Open 7 days a week: July and August: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Late-night opening: Wednesdays until 9 p.m. (June to September)
Musee de la Mer
On the largest of the Lérins Islands, Ile Sainte-Marguerite, the Musée de la Mer is designated as a historic monument and is surrounded by pines and eucalyptus. You can visit the state prisons and the famous cell occupied by the Man in the Iron Mask where the mysterious prisoner was held for eleven years, as well as the Huguenot Memorial and the murals created by Jean le Gac on the theme of the painter as a prisoner.
Open Tuesday to Sunday:
October to March: 10.30 a.m. - 1.15 p.m. and 2.15 p.m. - 4.45 p.m.
April to May: 10.30 a.m. - 1.15 p.m. and 2.15 p.m. - 5.45 p.m.
Closed November 1st and 11th, December 25th, January 1st, May 1st
Open 7 days a week: June to September: 10 a.m. - 5.45 p.m.
Admission is free on the 1st Sunday of each month from November to March. Free all year for under 18s and students up to the age of 26.
This open air market has the scent of herbs - thyme, basil, and more - floating in the air. You can find products such as: tomatoes, olive oils, "Glistening" fish, and sweet biscuits. Exploring the Forville market is like discovering the Provence region - typical of the South of France.
This market is open every morning except Mondays from 7: 00 to
13: 00. Very famous for its stalls of clothing and leather goods, this market also offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
Marche des Allees delLa Liberte
This market has many artist and artisans stalls where you can find a multitude of crafts. Every morning, this market is full of a wide variety of flowers for sale.
Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 h to 18 h. Flea market open every Saturday and Sunday from 8 h to 18 h.
One of the most well-known shopping streets of Cannes, you can find all of the luxury shops imaginable along this road. From Haute-Couture such as Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, to luxury shops such as Armani, Céline, to prestigious jewelry stores like Cartier, Chopard, Ferret, Fred, and more.
More moderately priced than the Croisette, you can find something for everyone on rue d'antibes. You will find well-known brands such as Zara, Façonnable, Trabaud, Geraci, Heyraud, Loup, Swatch, Via Veneto, and more.
The largest pedestrian street of Cannes! The rue Meynadier was created before 1752. This street is a continuation of the District of le Suquet (the old town). It was the only way of crossing to get to Antibes. Expanded in 1883, it housed the first shops of Cannes. You can find a variety of less known clothing brands, food, and more.