Cannes and its surroundings

Fashionable Cannes’ celebrities and jetsetters gather to enjoy the nightlife and the shopping opportunities of the endless luxury boutiques.

Fashionable Cannes’ celebrities and jetsetters gather to enjoy the nightlife and the shopping opportunities of the endless luxury boutiques. Cannes is not only the place for one of the world’s most famous film festivals but also host to several festivals and fairs throughout the year. The city accounts for 75 000 inhabitants but during the summer months or during some of the festivals the population surges.Cannes offers a genuine city centre in contrast to the red carpet, the glamour and the stars. The Suquet, the old town, features numerous restaurants for all tastes. The food market Marché Forville is the best place to buy fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meat and fish every day except Mondays when it turns into a flea market.The sandy beaches are situated along the famous Croisette boulevard and its many palm trees. The hills overlooking Cannes feature stunning villas with breath-taking views over the Mediterranean Sea. The islands known as Îles de Lérins outside Cannes are composed of two islands, the smaller Île Saint-Honorat and the elongated Île Sainte-Marguerite. The Abbey de Lérins is a monastery located on Île Saint Honorat where monks produce local wines and liqueurs. At the same time as the Film festival, the monks celebrate “le Festival du Silence”, the festival of silence.