Things to do in Cannes: the local’s view

Cannes is a glamorous resort town on the French Riviera, and most people associate it with Hollywood celebrities and film festival glitz.

Let’s take a look at the best things to do in Cannes.

Go on a boat tour

One of the must-do activities is a boat trip. Cannes look amazing from the water! Not only can you enjoy the views, but you can also visit nearby beaches and the cleanest swimming spots that are inaccessible by land. You can also take a sunset cruise and sip a glass of French Champagne while watching the rosy glow of twilight wash over the stunning scenery.

Have a drink at one of the Luxury Hotels

Given all of the celebrities who flock to Cannes for the festival, you’d expect nothing less than opulent 5-star accommodations, and this vibrant French Riviera city delivers. Choose one of the top-3 luxury hotels:

Martinez Hotel

The Art Deco Hôtel Martinez, which opened in 1929, completes this list of top Cannes hotels. It now belongs to the Hyatt brand and has a 2-star Michelin restaurant, La Palme d’Or, which is one of the best in Cannes.

The Royal Majestic

Perhaps a champagne cocktail at Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic? The opulent Fouquet’s Gallery Bar Cannes is difficult to beat. 

Hotel InterContinental Carlton Cannes

The famed InterContinental Carlton Cannes Hotel will wrap you in its snow-white interior and impeccable service.

Investigate the Old Town

The Old Town rises up from the Vieux Port in a peak of red tiled roofs, weathered stone, and faded ochre and pink walls. Cannes’s old quarter has been around much longer than the film festival or the flashy shops on La Croisette. The Romans, and before them, the Ligurians, were here for five centuries. We recommend going for a long walk to ensure you don’t miss any details of this beautiful place.

By Kason Sage