Cannes has some amazing places to take Instagram-worthy pictures, whether it’s in the old town, at the port, on the Croisette overlooking the beaches or when wandering around the nearby Lérins Islands. Here’s our guide to the best spots to take photos.
The Port of Saint-Honorat
Saint-Honorat is the second biggest island in a group of four just off the coast of Cannes (take the ferry from Cannes port) and you’ll find plenty of opportunities for pictures – an especially good spot is the port.
The Abbaye de Lérins
The old abbey in Saint-Honorat is the perfect place to drop by. Take a guided tour, be amazed by the vineyard and eat in the restaurant. Then, of course, take your amazing photos.
The Fortress of Lérins
Just down the road from the abbey of Lérins, on the island of Saint-Honorat, you’ll find this beautiful fortress nestled by the sea. It’s well worth the day trip.
The Island of Sainte-Marguerite
The island of Sainte-Marguerite is the largest of the four islands off the coast of Cannes (a short ferry ride away). Explore the wonderful beaches, taking pictures as you picnic and swim.
The famous Croisette – the promenade along the coast of Cannes – is the perfect place to take wonderful photos, whether it be at sunset or looking back at the smart hotels.
What’s more, when Cannes plays host to the film festival every year, the Croisette is decked out in red, making it the perfect place to feel like a celebrity and have the photos to prove it.
Port Pierre Canto
Port Pierre Canto is on the easterly edge of the Croisette and a great spot to take in the boats and people-watch.
Musée de la Castre
Built in the 12th century, the old fortress in the neighbourhood of Le Suquet offers amazing views over Cannes.
The Streets in Old Town
Whether you head up the rue Coste-Corail (leading up to the old area of Le Suquet) or one of the adjoining streets, it’s a perfect opportunity for postcard views of old fishermen’s cottages.
Cannes has a national park to its west that spans more than 100 acres. It’s a perfect place to hike, picnic and take in the views. If you have the energy, walk to the big cross for the perfect picture opportunity.
Eglise Notre Dame d’Espérance
This church was built in the 14th and 15th centuries and has amazing views over the old port but is also very pretty in its own right.