Welcome to Cannes

Cannes is a resort town in the French Riviera that is known for its beaches, film festival, casinos, and elegant boutiques.

This travel guide will go through everything you need to know before traveling to Cannes, France. Sit back and enjoy.

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Top attractions

Lerins Islands

The Lerins Islands are islands off the coast of Cannes that houses a famous monastery.

Iles de Lérins by Chantal Cecchetti on 500px.com

Palais des Festivals

Palais des Festivals is a famous convention center in Cannes which is home to the city's well-known film festival.

On StagE !! by Guillaume Rio on 500px.com

Promenade de la Croisette

Promenade de la Croisette is a famous seaside boulevard in Cannes.

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Weather and Climate

Cannnes has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot weather in the summer and temperate weather in the winter.

Question: What is the ideal time to visit Cannes?

Answer: The best time to visit Cannes is between March and May.

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History

The French city of Cannes was founded in the 2nd century BCE by the Ligurians, and the settlement quickly grew into an important fishing village. During Roman times, a military outpost was set up in Cannes, and the outpost was maintained until the 10th century, when the city was renamed to Canua. In the 9th century, Cannes faced multiple attacks from the Arab Muslims of Spain although the city’s residents eventually regained control of the city. Additional castles and fortifications were set up in the 11th century. Many monks also immigrated to Cannes and they remained in power in the city until the 16th century. In the 18th century, Cannes was invaded by the British and the Spanish, although France maintained control over the city. Despite this, many wealthy Englishmen purchased lavish summer homes in Cannes, growing the city’s economy. Railways, streetcars, and public transit were introduced in the 19th century. In the 20th century, Cannes’ film festival opened and many casinos were founded in the city, attracting tourists from all over the world.

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