Les Murs Peints (Painted Walls)

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Key Info

1 Quai Saint-Pierre

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.9

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  • 5.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 3.5Atmosphere

If you're a fan of film, take some time to admire the Painted Walls of Cannes. Found throughout the city, these walls pay a tribute to cinema with depictions of famous actors, actresses and movie scenes. Among the walls, you'll find paintings of Marilyn Monroe, Buster Keaton, James Dean and many others. For help locating the various murals, download this brochure from the Cannes Tourist Office for a full list with addresses.

According to recent visitors, the murals are a fun and interesting addition to the city (they've been around since 2004).

Stroll through the murals any time day or night and keep an eye out as you visit different parts of the city. The murals are free to view.

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You won't want to miss La Croisette on a visit to Cannes. This famous promenade bursts with upscale shops and hotels like the InterContinental Carlton Cannes and the Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic, as well as beaches from end to end. Once a dirt road surrounded by sand dunes, La Croisette was transformed into a promenade at the end of the 19th century, slowly turning into the elegant destination that it is today.

Recent visitors say it's a great place to take a walk thanks to the fantastic views, high-end shopping and great people-watching. However, others warned that the beach can get quite crowded.

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