is an undeniably Instagram-worthy city. Not only is it one of the most beautiful towns on the French Riviera, but its world-famous film festival has made it a must-see destination. Tons of people would want to check out where the celebrities are hanging out every May. Where they're partying in their designer frocks and where they're relaxing in their downtime. There's also the Mediterranean magic of the coastal city too. With places like Pointe Croisette, Rue Maynadier, Monastère de Saint Honorat, and The Suquet, there's no way that anyone who'd see your Instagram post of Cannes wouldn't get a good dose of wanderlust.
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Palais des Festivals et des Congrès
If you know about Cannes, you ought to know about Palais des Festivals et des Congrès! Located on the famous Boulevard de la Croisette, this is the theater where the annual Cannes Film Festival is held year after year. You've seen that glamorous red carpet with all those best-dressed stars, right? Well, this is the exact spot where they pose for the cameras and show off their otherworldly styles. Though you won't see the red carpet and the usual fanfare when it's not May, the theater itself is a pretty marvelous site. It boasts fascinating architecture and an important cinematic history!
Boulevard de la Croisette
Speaking of Boulevard de la Croisette, this famous spot is also Instagram-worthy in its own right. With its paradisiacal beach and the grand architecture that lines the coast, this place evokes the spirit of the French Riviera
the best. The palm trees, the white sandy shoreline, and the sunny weather make it obvious that Cannes is among the picturesque cities in the Mediterranean. And paired with the allure of the Cannes Film Festival, Boulevard de la Croisette also boasts a cinematic appeal that's truly Instagrammable. One post about this place is enough to let everyone know that you're in Cannes.
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Le Suquet is among the most popular neighborhoods in Cannes
. It's home to the old port of the city, which means you can expect a lot of old-world charms here. Though the yachts that line the dock are mostly new and high-end, the cafes, boutiques, and bistros that line the port are mostly more than a century old. They're perhaps the most authentically Cannes among all the hotspots in the city. And their nostalgic vibes will work wonders for your Instagram content. Your followers might even prefer this side of the city to the newer areas too.
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When you want to go shopping in Cannes
, why not try Rue Meynadier? It's a well-known street where eating and shopping are the names of the game. But instead of high fashion brands and luxury labels, this place is more known for its local offerings. Think homegrown designers, mom-and-pop shops, and centuries-old stores. Its old-world appeal is also what makes it one of the best Instagrammable spots in the city. You can clearly see the French provincial charms of the place, even from a mile away. You won't resist taking a snapshot of the street.
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Croix des Gardes
If you haven't heard of Croix des Gardes Park, don't worry. It's not exactly the most popular part of the city. Located along the coast of Cannes, this place is an 80-hectare green space that overlooks the Bay of Cannes, not to mention its islands nearby too. Hence, it's also among the finest Instagram-worthy spots in Cannes. The fact that it's not that popular means that you can introduce it to the rest of the world through your Instagram page. And of course, you can't overlook its largely untouched land The park boasts the Mediterranean's natural beauty in all its glory!
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On the subject of the islands near Cannes, you also can't overlook the Lérins Islands! They're made up of four Mediterranean islets, most of which can be seen from the coast of the city. They're also among the most underrated spots in Cannes
, seeing as you have to take a ferry to get to them. Since they're not that popular—at least, in terms of the entire Mediterranean region—you can bet that they're also largely untouched and underdeveloped. Of course, this means that their waters have remained clear and sparkly, their forests have remained green and lush, and their shores have remained soft and white.
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Monastère de Saint Honorat
On one of the Lérins Islands, Île Saint-Honorat, you'll find Monastère de Saint Honorat, also known as the Lérins Abbey. Going as far back as the Middle Ages, this is definitely among the most fascinating sights in Cannes. Not to mention the most beautiful. The abbey itself is a man-made marvel. It reeks of Medieval aesthetics, almost as if the place never reached the 20th century, let alone the 21st. And the tree-lined path leading up to it is a must-see! You'd also do well to see and capture the abbey's vineyard too. It's among the most scenic wineries in France
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Place de la Castre
Let's go back to mainland Cannes for this next one. In the Suquet district of the city, you'll find Place de la Castre. These are the remains of what was once a monk's castle. It's a Medieval fortress that looks as if it ought to have been part of the set of “Game of Thrones” or any other similar show. With most of its structure still standing, Place de la Castre offers a different side to Cannes than the glamorous film festival that the rest of the world mostly knows about. And the views from up here are spectacular too!
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Discover the most Instagram-worthy spots in Cannes! From a stunning monastery to a coastal paradise that captures the city's true Mediterranean magic, these are the places you'll want to capture for social media and beyond!