Welcome to Cannes, one of the most glamorous and loved ports of call throughout the Mediterranean. This enchanting destination is notoriously on the map for its world renowned film festival but the port of Cannes has much more than just this to offer. Palm-lined boulevards, beautiful beaches, chic cafes, trendy art galleries and lavish mega-yachts all add glamour to this world famous destiantion. The cruise terminal complex here also provides a modern and contemporary arrival point for disembarking passengers, and from the moment you arrive you are able to head straight into the sightseeing opportunities.
Right behind the cruise terminal complex is the old town known as Le Suquet. This charming location is full of intrinsic narrow walkways lined with fascinating local stores and a string of charismatic bars and cafes. You will also find the medieval church here which stands out amongst the backdrop. The old town is a sublime area to take a stroll but often the main attraction for passengers here as soon as they leave the ship is the chance to meander along the beautiful Boulevard de la Croisette. This two mile strip is filled with everything that has made Cannes such a fascination for the rich and famous over the years. Grand hotels combine with the most stunning of sandy beaches along with the world’s foremost fashion names including the likes of Cartier, Fendi and Jean-Paul Gautier. This captivating area is truly breath taking and if Cannes had a stage, this would be it. If you do wish to indulge in the wondrous retail therapy options here then look out for the "Cannes Prestige" signs. These signs indicate a high standard of service along with and often have English speaking staff to cater for your every requirement.
Further along the Boulevard de la Croisette you will also discover a fabulous choice of art galleries showcasing some magnificent exhibits. It’s also the place to people watch with the stunning marinas housing some of the finest mega-yachts in the world.
People watching can often fill a day here in Cannes, but another popular haunt for this has to be the Observatory of Super Cannes. Offering the finest views in Cannes, and a must visit for photography lovers, the Observatory provides lifts up to a unique viewing platform that is not to be missed.
The Palais des Festivals hosts the International Film Festival and invites visitors to gain an insight into the magic that takes place when the Hollywood film stars come to town. Sadly the red carpet is only introduced during the festival itself but just outside you will find the Cannes very own Hollywood walk of fame.
From Cannes there are several other gorgeous destinations you can visit including the pleasures of Monte-Carlo, Nice and the ever splendid St Tropez. All three of these exquisite locations offer the most entrancing attractions from the millionaire lifestyle of St Tropez to the Grand Prix circuit of Monte-Carlo and of course the world renowned Grand Casino.
Each destination here can be explored individually or by booking an excursion with the cruise line you are travelling with. If you are heading off to surrounding areas such as Monte-Carlo, Nice and St Tropez then we advise looking into travel options through your cruise line. You are not obliged to do an excursion tour as most cruise operators will provide just a transfer service option to and from these areas. This therefore means no hassle for yourselves and no stress. Public transports can be unreliable so by booking this service through your cruise line you are guaranteed a relaxing day of exploration.