Cultural & Artistic attractions

Le Suquet

Perched up on high, atop the Mont-Chevalier hill, Le Suquet is the oldest district of Cannes. It offers exceptional views over the entire city, the bay and the Lérins Islands, making a picturesque stroll around this ancient Provence town an absolute must for all visitors to Cannes!

In the Middle Ages, the monks of the Saint-Honorat Abbey built a citadel around which a fortified village formed. These days the remains of this castle house the Castre Museum.

Far removed from the hustle and bustle of the Croisette promenade, the fully-pedestrianised Suquet district offers visitors a series of tight, winding medieval passages to explore by foot.

In particular, don't miss out on the Rue Saint-Antoine, with its plentiful boutiques and restaurants, or the Forville marketplace, where you can immerse yourself in the culture of the Provence region. 

The Palais des Festivals

Nowadays, the Cannes Film Festival is the biggest cinema event in the world. As result, all of cinema’s biggest international stars have at one stage walked up the stairs and across the floor of the main auditorium at its famous venue,the Palais des Festivals.But how much do you know about its history?

Have you ever dreamed of going behind the scenes at the Cannes Film Festival? The tourist office regularly organises tours of the Palais des Festivals, giving visitors the chance to explore the backstage area at this mythical venue in the world of cinema.

Practical information:
€4 per person – allow for around 1hr 30mins to complete the tour

Address: Palais des festivals, Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes

The Castre Museum

Le Suquet is the historic birthplace of the city of Cannes. Thanks to its strategic position overlooking the bay, providing protection against ancient threats such as pirates, this hill has played a major role in the history and development of Cannes.

In the Middle Ages, the monks of the Saint-Honorat Abbey built a citadel around which a fortified village formed.
These days the remains of this castle house the Castre Museum, which possesses an impressive collection of Mediterranean antiques, primitive arts, exotic musical instruments and post-impressionist paintings by the Provençal masters.

Address: Rue de la Castre, 06400 Cannes
☎ 04 89 82 26 26

The îles de Lérins

No way to spend the weekend in Cannes without taking off towards the Lerin Islands, the legendary archipelago!

The Mediterranean island, just 15 minutes by boat from Cannes, is made of two islands: Sainte-Marguerite, the largest one, made famous by the intriguing Man in the Iron Mask and St. Honorat island, known for its monastery.

Several departures from Cannes harbor throughout the day (journey: about 15min)

More information here.

Painted walls

Since 2002, the city of Cannes pays tribute to the cinema by giving its walls and façades over to the greatest stars and best memories of the silver screen in XXL format.

A great itinerary to discover here.

Notre-Dame de l’Espérance Church and St. Anne Chapel

Together, Notre-Dame de l’Espérance church and St Anne Chapel, became a listed and protected site.
Located on the top of Le Suquet in Cannes, the place offers a panoramic view of the city, the bay of Cannes and the Esterel.

Address: Place de la Castre, Le Suquet, Cannes 06400

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