Cannes – home to the most famous film festival in Europe

The famous Cannes, the city of that famous film festival, really does not need a long introduction. If you want to meet some of the Hollywood stars, go ahead, but Cannes offers much more and in the season, it is a great place with many interesting attractions. Promenades are lined with palm trees, sandy beaches are just waiting for you and countless boutiques, nightclubs are all available.


If you want to follow the Hollywood star mannerisms, this city will welcome you like no other here in Europe. Cannes offers at least three ways how you could gracefully lose money. The most famous is the Casino Croisette near the Palais des Festivals. It is the largest casino in the city and you need to wear a full dress.

Cannes France photo
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Cannes, France

The transformation from an ordinary fishing village into spectacular holiday resort started in the 2nd half of the 19th century. At first, there was built a spa centre Croisette with promenade and the peak of city’s prosperity was brought by the founding of the International Film Festival in 1946. The glory of the city, of course, brought the construction of modern hotels.

After a complete city and spa tour I am sure that you will get hungry. If so, then do not forget to try a typical Provençal menu at the family restaurant Aux Bons Enfants located on the Meynadier street, where on Friday used to serve delicious garlic mayonnaise!

Suquet Mountain

The most beautiful view of the city and its surroundings you can enjoy from the top of Suquet hill, where you can find the historic centre of the town. This is the modest and simple opposed to new parts.

Other Sights

You can also visit a church de la Castro, which was completed at the beginning of the 17th century in neo-Gothic style.

Adjacent museum was originally a castle, owned by the Lérins monks, but today it has the collection of the remains of ancient Himalayan and American cultures. But the most interesting part of the museum is the chapel of the 12th century, where you can see various musical instruments from around the world.

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