The southern French city of Cannes is of course most famous for its star-studded international film festival. Shiny movie stars and camera flashes put Cannes in the world’s focus for just under two weeks. In May, it will break loose and 30,000 producers, scriptwriters, actors and journalists invade the city to market, sell and buy over 200 films. Cannes is a city full of glamor and business where everyone seems to love being. How is the rest of the year in Cannes? Yes, I’m looking forward to it again, especially because Cannes offers great shopping opportunities. The city has plenty of small trendy boutiques and there is also a shopping festival in January.
As for sights, Cannes can not do as much as other French cities. The Museum de la Castre is worth visiting where you can mix nice collections of musical instruments from different continents. By the way, there are not so many cultural sights. Cannes is dedicated to more sunbathing, festive and flankering. Near the city, there are nice beaches but for the most part, these are meant for hotel guests and it is expensive to rent a sun lounger or even a parasol. If you want to get away from the center and the beaches, where there are often fewer people, you can go to the island of Ile Ste – Marguerite. Here you will have a whole different peace and have good food at rustic restaurants or take an exciting walk around the island. On the island there is also an attraction in the form of Fort Royal as of 1600 – and 1700 talks served as city prison.
There is also another smaller island called Ile St -Honorat that is interesting. Christian monks live here and there are several small chapels and churches. The monks will gladly tour the island, but camping or cycling is prohibited.
You can find many nice restaurants in Cannes, but the prices are usually quite considerably high. The Indian-inspired Mahatma and the little, cozy mantle can definitely be recommended. In town there are also plenty of cafes where you can drink a cafe, tea or cafe and eat a salad or something else.
Hotel prices vary greatly in Cannes depending on the season. During the film festival they are sky high and then it is also very difficult to get accommodation. Many hotels only accept 12-day bookings during that time.