With its chic reputation and wonderful climate, Cannes is actually a great place for visiting. This city has several fascinating cultural attractions along with having many great places where you can relax. Basically, when you visit Cannes, you would realize that this glamorous city is more about resting and relaxing than doing anything else. When you visit Cannes, although you would be visiting some of the great architecture
and museum, you would find that the main tourist attraction is happily enjoying life at some of the best leisurely places, such as beaches, cafes, nearby islands, etc. There are many beautiful places to visit in Cannes, some of them are mentioned below:
Film Festival (Festival de Cannes)
Among all the places to visit in Cannes, the festival de Cannes known as film festival is the most exciting thing in Cannes. With all the celebrity glitter, you would find this red carpet event to be the top tourist attraction in Cannes. Moreover, it is considered as Cannes’s biggest and most popular moments of the year as this film festival draws many movie stars and film makers from different places around the world along with crowds of journalists and fans. This event has earned internationa reputation for finding, supporting and more importantly promoting excellent films from all over the world.
Boulevard de la Croisette
This palm lined Boulevard is one of the most fashionable streets situated on the French Riviera and is one of the most popular places of tourist activities in Cannes. It is also called the beating heart of Cannes and is an ocean front boulevard which is lined with restaurants, cafes and shops and thronged with vacationers and dazzling locals. It also has beautiful palaces, luxury boutiques, sumptuous art deco buildings and palm trees which are amazing.
Cannes Yachting Festival
The Cannes Yachting Festival takes place every September and it is an excellent chance for visitors to admire the luxury yachts and latest boats on sale. The Cannes yachting festival attracts many international crowds, having around 50% attendees visiting from overseas. This event takes place at two locations; the Port Pierre Canto and the Vieux Port (Old Port).
Musee de la Castre
On the hill, over-looking the Bay of Cannes,
Musee de la Castre basically occupies a medieval castle (a classified historic monument) which was previously the monastery of Lerins monks’ .It is surrounded by a beautiful Mediterranean garden and it boasts an exceptional view of the sea and coastline. This museum has an excellent collection of pre-Columbian primitive art, Mediterranean antiquities and Provencal landscape paintings of the 19th century. Moreover, you would be finding several small rooms in this museum which features exotic art works from the Himalayas and Oceania. You would also find an exclusive collection of musical instruments from various places around the world. The visitors visiting this beautiful place can also climb to the 12th century tower placed at the top of this building for taking a breath-taking 360 degrees panorama of the city of Cannes along with the surrounding area.