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Best things to do in Cannes and the Lerins Islands

Cannes & Lerin Islands

Beautiful sandy beaches, many designer boutiques, a picturesque old quarter and the famous Cannes Film Festival which sees the world’s most famous film stars visit the town, make a visit of Cannes a must whilst on the French Riviera. And whilst in Cannes, be sure to take a short boat trip out to see one of the two Lerins islands and enjoy the unspoilt nature and many walking trails.

Travel Tip
Take the direct train from Nice to Cannes.
Local guide tips
  • Head to the covered market of Cannes for a coffee and pain au chocolate at the Boulangerie de Marche
  •  Go to the Musée de la Castre in the Suquet or old quarter of Cannes and climb to the top of the tower for amazing views of Cannes.
  •  Visit the Isle St Margarite where the man in the iron mask was imprisoned or the Isle St Honorat to see the vine yards of the monks who live in the Lerins monastery. http://www.cannes-ilesdelerins.com/en/ The jouney takes just 15 minutes from the port of Cannes and boats leave every 30 minutes. http://www.trans-cote-azur.com/
  • See the Palais Des Festivals where the Cannes film festival takes place and stroll on la Croisettes, the sea front of Cannes.
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