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From the cosy idyll of the beautiful apartments you can start great day trips to the natural surroundings of Cannes and discover the special beauty of the Côte d'Azur. Steep coasts, rugged cliffs, wild bays and magnificent views await you again and again. In the evening, Cannes' vibrant nightlife lures you with numerous restaurants, bars and clubs. Dive in and book today with Holidu your ideal vacation rental in Cannes!
Things to know about Cannes
Holidays in Cannes - Moonish seaside resort at the azure blue sea
The former tranquil fishing village of Cannes is located in the very southeast of France on the azure blue Côte d'Azur. Built on the sometimes very steep slopes of the southern foothills of the Maritime Alps, the town, which belongs to the Département Alpes-Maritimes, is now home to just over 70,000 inhabitants. While to the west the Esterel mountain range joins the steep red porphyry coast, to the east it is only a few kilometres to the Principality of Monaco and the Italian border. The Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, humid winters makes Cannes a popular summer resort. Thanks to the Esterel massif, Cannes also has relatively little rainfall, which makes the area very weatherproof.
Cannes is also the twin city of Beverly Hills in California, which gives it a flair of wealth and luxury. You can reach Cannes by all means of transport. Arriving by car or train is no problem thanks to the ideal transport connections. Arriving by plane is also an option. The nearest airport is in Nice. In Cannes itself you will find a direct TGV connection to Paris, which takes about five hours. The city is also ideally connected to the train network, which makes it possible to travel to nearby places without a car. Spend an unforgettable holiday in Cannes. Holiday houses and apartments which correspond to your desires you find today still with Holidu!
Discover the charming Old Town and Cannes surroundings
In addition to the annual film festivals held in May, which dominate the image of Cannes, La Croisette also dominates the city on the Côte d'Azur. The lakeside promenade, which is also known as a promenade, has always enthused the locals as well as the visitors and stretches about two kilometres along the beach. At the time of the festival, the stars also cavort here. The promenade is flanked by restaurants, casinos, bars and shops. The Plage de la Croisette invites you to sunbathe and swim. In addition to these well-known highlights of Cannes, the charming old town with its numerous historical buildings and monuments also impresses. Cannes is also home to the Cimetière du Grand Jas, France's largest inner-city park,
which is actually a cemetery. If you want to buy fresh products, you should definitely visit the Marché Forville. This market is the most famous in the city and offers many fresh products from the region. You will find the market, which is open from Monday to Sunday, between the town hall and the railway station. The best way to discover Cannes is on foot, but cycling is also a welcome change. You will also have the opportunity to explore the countryside around Cannes and discover the diversity of nature. Rent your ideal vacation rental with Holidu today and book the perfect accommodation in Cannes today.
Hotels in Cannes earn 15% of their annual income during the film festival.
5 travel tips and leisure activities for Cannes
1. The two islands Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat are situated directly off the coast and can be easily reached by public ferry. Saint-Marguerite, the larger of the two islands, is of particular historical importance as it was converted into a state prison in the 18th century and militarily secured by Fort Vauban. From 1867 to 1869, for example, the legendary man with the iron mask was imprisoned here, whose identity is still unclear today. Most of the complex is now a museum and the former cells are now offered as exceptional accommodation. The smaller island of Saint-Honorat has been home to a Benedictine monastery since the 4th century, which is still managed by about 30 monks today. But the nature of the islands also makes them a worthwhile destination for excursions.
2. Also visit the Palais des Festival et des Congrés! Every year the famous film festival takes place here. So get a taste of some star air and let yourself be inspired by this place.
3 The villas of Cannes are also very worth seeing. These make the city a stylish, elegant destination. Among the most remarkable houses are Villa Rothschild and Villa Eleonore Louise, as well as Villa Domergue. Discover the elegance of the city and visit the imposing villas.
4 The harbour is one of the oldest parts of Cannes. Enjoy the maritime flair here and use the location of the harbour as a starting point for tours through the city and the other sights of the city. Very impressive are also the anchored yachts and boats.
Another event that attracts attention every year is the Cannes Half Marathon. It is one of the most popular events in the city and stretches over 21.1 kilometres, with almost 3000 participants every year. The route leads through the most beautiful streets of Cannes and has become a true institution since 1992.
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