Cannes
France
By Summer Brons

Located along the gorgeous French Riviera, Cannes offers a luxury vacation experience like no other. Enjoy fantastic shopping, exciting festivals and beautiful beaches when you choose Cannes as your travel destination. WhatsCheaper.com is here to help you plan your France escape!    

The country's third busiest airport, Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport (NCE) is conveniently located just outside of Cannes. Book your flight with WhatsCheaper.com by clicking (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to take advantage of our low airfare rates. Be sure to click (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to check available Cannes accommodations, too.     

Once you've arrived in Cannes, WhatsCheaper.com suggests starting your exploration of the city with a stroll down La Croisette. This picturesque waterfront avenue boasts a wide selection of boutique shops, charming cafes and swaying palm trees. Le Centreville runs parallel to La Croisette and also offers unique shopping opportunities as well as delicious bakeries. Don't miss Le Vieux Port and Le Suquet, the old port and the hill, respectively, as these are two of Cannes truly original areas. Wandering the historic narrow streets can feel as though you've stepped back in time to the early days of the French coast.    

WhatsCheaper.com also encourages you to take the time to visit some of Cannes' museums. The Musée d'Art et d'Historie de Provence is an 18th century mansion showcasing artifacts dating back to prehistoric times. Visit the Musée de la Mer, Cannes own maritime museum housed in the Fort of St. Marguerite, to see shipwreck recovery items from the surrounding seas. Climb to the top of the medieval castle that is Musée de la Castre, displaying numerous items from Mediterranean antiques to rare archaeological finds. Finally, enjoy La Malmaison, a gallery of contemporary and modern art exhibits, as well as a charming garden displaying even more art.     

If you love to shop, you'll love Cannes! Retail therapy opportunities abound throughout the city, from recognizable upscale brands to one of a kind locally owned shops. Whether you're looking to refresh your wardrobe or simply take home that perfect souvenir, you should have no trouble finding it in Cannes. WhatsCheaper.com suggests browsing the street markets at Marche Forville and Rue Meynadier for additional bargains and specialty goods. Wallet getting tired from all the spending? Give it a rest and soak up a few rays along Cannes' lovely beaches instead!     

While the city is most famous for the annual Cannes Film Festival each May, Cannes serves as host to a number of other entertaining events, too. These include: Carnival on the Riviera, the International Festival of Games, Festival de la Plaisance, the International Actor's Performance Festival, the International Luxury Travel Market and Le Festival d'Art Pyrotechnique, an impressive display of competitive fireworks held at the Bay of Cannes. WhatsCheaper.com certainly encourages you to enjoy these celebrations if your travels allow for it!     

For a truly memorable travel experience in one of France's most desirable regions, look no further than Cannes. With stunning beaches and endless entertainment options, your Riviera vacation is sure to please unlike any vacation before. Let WhatsCheaper.com help plan your luxury getaway today!

MUST SEE IN Cannes LIST:

  • 1. Palais des Festivals
  • 2. Carlton Casino Club
  • 3. Rue d'Antibes
  • 4. La Croisette
  • 5. Musee de la Castre
  • 6. Olympia
  • 7. Musee de la Photographie
  • 8. Saint Marguerite Island
  • 9. Saint Honorat Island
  • 10. Musee de la Mer

Cannes EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Cannes Shopping Festival - January
  • 2. Games Festival - February
  • 3. MIPIM - March
  • 4. Cannes Film Festival - May
  • 5. Cannes International Advertising Festival - June
  • 6. Firework Festival - July
  • 7. Festival of Russian Art - August
  • 8. Festival de la Plaisance - September
  • 9. Cannes Dance Festival - November
  • 10. International Luxury Travel Market - December

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