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What To Do in Cannes For A Day

June 03, 2021
Those interested in going to France often just focus on Paris. Yes, the French capital is beautiful, with so much history and romance that you can't help but be drawn to it. Add to that the many movies, TV series, and the like that often show the glittering 'City of Lights' as this glamorous utopia. It's no wonder Paris is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. However, there are other cities in France that are just as beautiful, just as glamorous, and just as luxurious. Case in point: Cannes. And what do you do here, even for just a day? Here are some great suggestions.

What To Do in Cannes For A Day


Explore Le Suquet

Out of all the neighborhoods in Cannes, Le Suquet, also known as ‘Old Town,’ is undoubtedly the most popular. It's the oldest area in the city and looks like it too. Going here is like stepping back in time, late 18th-century to early 19th-century, to be precise, with all the classic architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, rustic pastel hues, and the like. Just about every corner holds its own romantic secret, waiting to be discovered by those lucky enough to explore this historic district. And at night, various bars and pubs make Le Suquet another nightlife hub in the city of Cannes.
What To Do in Cannes For A Day
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Stroll Along Le Vieux Port

Right at the edge of Le Suquet is its famous Le Vieux Port, a waterfront area you ought to not miss. There's so much to see and do here you won't know where to start. Do you walk on the wooden pier and see the Mediterranean sea sparkle as the sunshine hits it in the middle of the day? Do you marvel at the Medieval architecture of the buildings and houses that line the seaside strip in all their historic glory? Do you dine at the terrace cafés, paring freshly brewed cups with excellent French pastries? Or do you wait until nightfall, when the bars and pubs open up and drink to your heart's content?
What To Do in Cannes For A Day
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Lounge in A Yacht

While you're already by the sea, why not go lounge in a yacht instead? Granted, it'd cost a lot if you buy or rent one, but if you have the financial means for it, why not? Though it may seem too stereotypical, sailing to Cannes by yacht and relaxing as you dock it by the many picturesque piers in the city is luxury at its finest. You can even invite others and have a party while you're at it! Just don't forget the champagne, food, desserts, and more to ensure you all have a good time!
What To Do in Cannes For A Day
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Shop at Rue d'Antibes

Although Paris is the fashion capital of France—and basically of the entire world as well—luxury shopping is as much a pastime in Cannes as it is in the French capital. Especially in the famous Rue d'Antibes. An entire strip that can rival the likes of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills or Fifth Avenue in New York City, this is where you empty your wallet or max out your credit cards. French designer brands and Italian luxury labels line up this shopping district, all filled with the trendiest items, some of which came straight off the runway!
What To Do in Cannes For A Day
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Have A Foodie Trip At La Serviette Blanche

Although there are so many places to go on a foodie trip in Cannes, one that stands out among the rest is definitely La Serviette Blanche. More than just indulging in the most delicious French dishes and delicacies, this place goes so far as to lead you on culinary tours, teach cooking classes, and more. Can't forget the scrumptious meal you just had? Why not learn how to make it here? Curious about the tastiest types of cheese in France? La Serviette Blanche's food tours will teach you everything you need to know about them!
What To Do in Cannes For A Day
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Splash Away at Palm Beach

Cannes is well-known as one of the finest coastal cities in France so, of course, playing and splashing around on a beach is part of this list. But with so many on offer, which one should you choose? Well, if you're planning to take your entire family with you, go to Palm Beach. Even though it's not exactly the most secluded and peaceful shoreline in the city, it's still a fair distance away from the busier and more bustling parts of the city. And the reason why it's so family-friendly is that the waters here are generally shallow, even more so during low tide.
What To Do in Cannes For A Day
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Watch The Films at Cannes Film Festival

Now, this is one that you can only do if you're in Cannes during the month of May. Although there are countless film festivals around the world, the Cannes Film Festival is undoubtedly one of, if not the most acclaimed of them all. Some of the best of the best feature and short films premiere and show here, whether they're part of the competition or not. Many of them have even gone on to win a myriad of accolades, even the most prestigious Academy Award. Not to mention the fact that the event is also the height of glamour that rivals both the Oscars Red Carpet and Paris Fashion Week.
What To Do in Cannes For A Day
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Although for a lot of people, Cannes is only famous for its film festival, there are actually a lot of things to do and see here. Go beyond what you expect of this coastal city and enjoy your time in one of the most luxurious destinations in the world.

A relaxing rest in your luxury home is the best way to end your day in Cannes!




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