The old port in Cannes is an ideal place to wander because of the large, luxurious super yachts that come in and out of the harbour; it can be fun to people-watch here as you begin your stroll. If the night market is out
, you can browse the jewellery and other trinkets on offer before heading up the cobbled streets into the small neighbourhood of Le Suquet. It isn’t big, but its multicoloured streets offer a look at life before Cannes gained its heady reputation. This neighbourhood is where Cannes’ most historic buildings can be found, including the Château de la Castre, which was built by local monks in the 12th century. Walk around the fishermen’s cottages and stop for dinner in one of the family-owned restaurants. There’s no better way to work up an appetite.