5 must-visits in Cannes
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Cannes, a sea resort and showcase for the biggest names in cinema, welcomes 3 million visitors from all over the world every year. Away from the glitz and paparazzi at the Cannes Festival, the town is packed with dazzling sights. Here are 5 places to visit during your stay on the Côte d’Azur, (almost) all within walking distance of the Hôtel des Orangers Cannes. A world away from the everyday!
Cannes Croisette - French Riviera
La Croisette is the symbol of Cannes and covers almost 3km lined with palm trees, luxury boutiques, casinos, palaces, restaurants and parks. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and drink in the sound of the Mediterranean waves from the comfort of the famous blue chairs.
La Croisette puts on its finery every summer to welcome thousands of tourists and locals here to see the fireworks at the Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique de Cannes. Spot the hand prints belonging to the world's best actors and directors along the Chemin des Etoiles leading to the Palais des Festivals, a must for cinema fans visiting Cannes.
Explore the many private and public beaches lining the promenade, under 5 minutes from the Hôtel des Orangers Cannes.
Le Suquet area
Suquet Cannes area - Credit Hervé Fabre
A must-visit neighbourhood during your stay on the Côte d’Azur, Le Suquet is just a 2 minute walk from your 3* Cannes hotel and the town's historical centre. Stroll through this pretty unspoilt area away from the hustle and bustle on La Croisette.
The cradle of the town, Le Suquet has held onto its former fishing village Provençal charm. Take your time wandering its lanes and breathe in the sea air at the Vieux-Port. Musée de la Castre and the château's square tower overlook the town from high on the hilltop. Soak up the 360 degree views of the Mediterranean Sea and Bay of Cannes after climbing to the top of the 109 steps.
Kayaking Islands of Lérins Cannes - Credit Bestjobersblog
Treat yourself to a trip to the Lérins Islands during your holiday in Cannes. They lie off the coast of the Bay of Cannes and are the perfect place to unwind and explore stunning scenery during an outing with family, friends or on your own.
- Île Sainte Marguerite, famous for its fort where the Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned, is the biggest of the two islands open to the public. Explore its wild side with natural little beaches and its site for watching birds in their natural habitat.
- The smaller Île Saint-Honorat belongs to a community of 21 monks who make wine on-site and protect Lérins Abbey. Whilst here you can visit the fortified monastery and lanes lined with olive and Aleppo pine trees.
You can reach both by boat from Cannes port, ask reception for more information about departure times. If you want to see a stunning sunset at sea, you can visit the islands in a kayak too.
Forville Cannes Market - Credit Hervé Fabre
Nestled at the foot of Le Suquet, Forville Market is a covered market famous on the Côte d’Azur for its fresh produce bright with Provençal flavours and colours. Fishermen and market gardeners get together every morning to sell their produce in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Just a 5 minute walk from the Hôtel des Orangers, it's the perfect place to meet locals and sample regional specialities such as stuffed courgette flowers and Socca.
La Croix des Gardes
La Croix des Gardes - Credit Cannes is Yours
Soak up the peaceful atmosphere of La Croix des Gardes woodland park. The park is Cannes' natural haven with incredible views of the Bay of Cannes. Hikers have over 20km of signposted footpaths to ramble over as you're guided by the sound of the cicadas and the scent of the mimosa forest during your walk.
Swimming pool Hotel des Orangers Cannes - Credit efenazli
After your outings, head to your central Cannes hotel's pool to chill out with a delicious refreshing cocktail as you gaze at Le Suquet.
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