Things to do in
Cannes

Sample fine wines, soak in the sunshine, and see some epic cars in this chic town on the French Riviera.

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Planning Your Visit

  • Sun protection

    Due to its sunny location on the Mediterranean, it's vital to be sensible when it comes to sun protection.

  • Restaurants

    To save money on food in this stomping ground of the rich and famous, go beyond the bustling Antibes Street where you will find some cheaper dining options.

  • Day trips

    If you can't get enough of the swanky lifestyle, it's easy to get to the principality of Monaco by car or even by boat.

  • Stay safe

    Unfortunately, where there's money, there's bound to be crime. Don't flash your cash, and dress casual unless the occasion calls for it.

Good to know

  • Language
    French
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +33
  • Best time to visit
    Unless you want to book well in advance and wrestle with thousands of other visitors, its best to avoid Cannes in May during its International Film Festival. Temperatures don't start to drop until November, and although its not an ideal time for swimming it will be the best time for your wallet!

Other Sightseeing Options in Cannes

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What people are saying about Cannes

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,816 reviews

We were a party of three traveling via cruise ship with my mother who is 78 and not very mobile. We organized the tour from the port of Antibes and when the captain was unable to dock because of weather, the Papillon representative took our call late in the evening before our tour and immediately arranged for the Driver to pick us up at the port in Cannes instead. Joe, our Driver/Guide was punctual and his vehicle was spotless. He had a cooler with cold water which we appreciated. Joe was so kind to my mother and helped her in every way, whether it was getting in and out of the van or eating a piece of cake when we wanted to visit something and she wanted to rest. He found places to pull up and park to make things easier for her. He spoke excellent English and was knowledgeable about EVERYTHING and so very personable. He was born in Nice and knows the whole Côte d'Azur like the back of his hand. We loved him so much that we requested him for a second private tour of Nice, Monaco,

Laurent was our driver and guide. He was an expert at it both in terms of the driving skills (which are required on this trip) as well as his knowledge of the area. Weather was a bit on and off during our trip but Laurent ensured that we got the best of everything by being flexible about the itinerary as well as the stops. He was very friendly which was a plus on a long trip like this as we chatted our way through the long but very scenic drives. Most highly recommended.

This was a great tour with nice little slices of each place we got to stop. You get to see a lot in one day and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Getting to see the changing of the guard in Monaco was definitely a highlight for me. Our tour guide Abdul, I may be wrong with spelling, was awesome!

Zara is an excellent driver and very knowledgeable about the local history and customs. She was flexible and helped us with a special request. We were the only 2 customers on a max of 8 trip, but they did not cancel it. Would use this company again

This was absolutely perfect! The scenery was amazing, there was plenty of equipment for everyone, and they even had snacks at the end. I would do this again and again.