Sunshine, luxury yachts, shopping, great food and the Film Festival sums up what a holiday in Cannes is all about. Located at the heart of France's Cote D'Azur, Cannes set around a large sweep of bay with it's shores lined with luxury yachts, chic restaurants and the Promenade de la Croisette. During the day, chill out on the 2km stretch of beach and, by night, relax in a harbour-side cafe or dine on gourmet fare in an upmarket restaurant. Shopping is a pleasure, whether it's at the daily Forville Market or along the Croisette, Rue D'Antibes or Rue Meynardier. Explore the oldest part of town, Le Suquet, worth the climb up the hill to get a closer look at the Tour de Mount Chevalier, the Notre Dame de L'Esperence church and for the views across the bay. Cannes' greatest claim to fame has to be the Cannes Film Festival which is held each May in the Palais des Festivals. Cannes gives great access to other places on the Cote D'Azur - Nice is just up the coast with its Promenade D'Anglais, St Paul de Vence is nearby and north of the town is Monte Carlo, home to the Grand Prix and the Grimaldi Royal Family. Whether it's a romantic break for two, a weekend away with friends or a family sunshine getaway, we're sure that a holiday in Cannes will fit the bill!
There are plenty of things to see and do on holiday in Cannes. Spend your daytimes on the beach relaxing in the sunshine. Take a boat trip from the harbour and explore the nearby Lerin Islands. Explore the underwater delights on a diving excursion. Don't miss the Allee des Stars, at the side of the Palais des Festivals, with its handprints of the rich and famous just like Hollywood. Tour Cannes on the charming little sightseeing train with multi lingual commentary. Play tennis at the Tennis Municipal des Bastides Rouge with its 18 hard surface courts and 5 clay courts. Join in with the locals and play a game of boules.
Cannes offers a lively nightlife scene from clubs to bars and glamorous upmarket nightspots you'll find something to suit your tastes in Cannes. Roll the dice and try your luck at the Casino Croisette.
There are lots of restaurants, bistros and cafes to tempt your tastebuds in Cannes. From freshly caught fish and seafood to steak and chips, pasta and pizza, you'll find them all in Cannes. Don't forget to sample some French cheeses including brie, camembert and goat's cheese, perfectly accompanied by a fresh baguette and some delicious French wine.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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