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Best Things To Do in Cannes

Glamorous Cannes is more about resting than doing. Although you can visit a few museums and see some pretty architecture, the main tourist attraction is enjoying life at a leisurely pace. Do this on the beaches, nearby islands, the cafés, the boutiques along Rue Meynadier and Rue d'Antibes, and the casinos. 

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#1
La Croisette Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: On La Croisette, a mile-long promenade that skirts the shore, you can lookout on the sparkling Mediterranean and the rolling ... read more»

#2
Iles de Lerins
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Some travelers find these four islands, just a 15-minute ferry ride away, more interesting than Cannes itself. The two most ... read more»

#3
Rue Meynadier Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: This rue (or road) is lined with charming 18th-century houses, which have been repurposed as boutiques, selling everything from trendy ... read more»

#4
Marche Forville Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Marché Forville (or Covered Market), located to the west of Rue Meynadier, is the city's most popular market. Open ... read more»

#5
Musee de la Castre
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Fodor's calls the tiny Musée de la Castre is “Cannes's token cultural attraction.” Constructed by 11th-century monks in ... read more»

#6
Casino Croisette
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Established back in 1907, the Casino Croisette is France's most highly frequented casino. And its location — inside the Palais ... read more»

#7
Rue d'Antibes Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: For high-end shopping, you'll want to head to Rue d'Antibes, a road that runs parallel to La Croisette ... read more»

#8
Massif de l'Esterel
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: Although you might not think “camp” when you think “Cannes,” you can take a hike just 20 minutes away in ... read more»

#9
International Film Festival
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: Of course, Cannes's claim-to-fame these days is the film festival that swarms the city every spring. One of the ... read more»

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