Become a film star for the day
Cruises to Cannes will involve your ship mooring in the bay and going ashore by tender, arriving at the eastern edge of the port near the old town.
Hmmm, what can one say about Cannes?
Well, if you were expecting a large, busy, bustling French city then you will not be disappointed.
Plus a few luxury yachts to admire!
First port of call has to be the Festival Hall, via the yacht-filled harbour, to have your photo taken on the red carpet and to see the celebrity hand prints (see below).
Around the pavement outside the Festival Hall you will find dozens of hand prints and autographs of famous movie stars.
Fancy some shopping?
Then, a stroll along the Boulevard de la Croisette to marvel at the upmarket shops and hotels.
More ‘normal’ shopping can be found on the Rue d’Antibes.
There is also a market where you will find flowers, fish, fruit as well as dairy products – every kind of fresh food. Forville market can be reached by walking up Rue Gazagnaire opposite the bus station. The market is open 7am till 1pm every day. There are many other shops as well as cafes and restaurants around the market.
The old town, “Le Suquet”, is well worth a visit, with great views of Cannes and harbour below as well as the Iles de Lerins, and moored cruise ships.
The walk to the view point is quite steep but can be reached via the winding roads. At the top there is also a museum – Musee de la Castre housed in a medieval castle.
If you wish to tour Cannes without the walking, there is a Petit Train which starts from outside the Festival Hall. There are two routes – History Tour which takes in “Le Suquet” and the Croisette Tour which travels along the front passed the prestigious hotels. For current prices visit the Cannes Petit Train website.
For further information see the Cannes Tourist Office website.