There are some wonderful places to stroll in Cannes. Whether you want seaside, countryside or maybe just a cute cobbled street with wonderful architecture, here’s our pick of the best spots in town.
It’s the most famous mile-long walk in town, but it has to be mentioned. Some parts are very built-up, while others are less busy. Stroll the whole length, stop for a coffee, and if you take a book, end your stroll sitting in one of the blue chairs, taking in the view. It’s excellent at sunrise or sunset, rain or shine.
The (public) beaches
There are so many beaches to stroll along in Cannes, that it’s hard to pick just one. People love Plage de la Bocca, Palm Beach (which is a little bit more natural and away from the Croisette) and Plage du Midi, which is in the middle of the two.
This is a national park of more than 100 acres, bordering the coastline to the west of Cannes. The grounds were originally laid out by an English couple who were forced to break their journey to Nice in Cannes one night because of illness. They fell in love with the place and bought some land to build a chateau. There are five routes to follow, lovely gardens and a natural hiking ground. One of the highlights is the huge cross at the top of the hill overlooking the town.
Iles de Lérins
The Iles de Lérins (The islands of Lérins) are a little group of four islands in the Mediterranean off the coast of Cannes. One of the most favourite beaches in Cannes, Palm Beach, overlooks the Island of Sainte-Marguerite. The island of Île Saint-Honorat is the second best well-known of the four. Take the boat from the port and wander around the abbey in Saint-Honorat. Or take a long walk around Sainte-Marguerite along the coast. Amazing.
Cannes Old Town and Port
The old town of Cannes is charming. Walk around the neighbourhood of Le Suquet, which looks over the old port, wandering the cobbled streets and visiting the old castle (Musée de la Castre) and church (Eglise Notre-Dame d’Espérance). Then stroll through the pretty streets, taking in the wonderful architecture.