Cannes Old Town

Cannes
Cannes Old Town featuring a coastal town
Sightsee the old quarter of Cannes, where narrow streets are filled with historic buildings and the views of the city and sea are mesmerizing.

Spend some time in the place where the city got its start, Cannes Old Town. Amble along medieval cobblestone streets lined with restaurants and boutiques. These streets snake their way through this hilltop quarter, also known as Le Suquet. The genteel, peaceful neighborhood is a world away from the glitz and glamor of the city’s beaches, casinos, super yachts and film festival.

An enjoyable part of any visit to the old town is finding a perch to look down on the city below and the hive of activity around the harbor. For a really good viewpoint, go to the old castle and climb to the top of the tower. Take in sweeping vistas of the sea, the city and the mountains.

The castle is also the home of the Castre Museum. Browse its fascinating collections, which include 19th-century landscape paintings that reveal how Cannes looked many years ago. There is also a collection of musical instruments in the castle’s 12th-century chapel.

Next door to the castle is the Eglise Notre-Dame de l’Esperance, a Gothic church from the 17th century. Gaze up at its tall tower and then step inside the building to view its beautiful carved wooden pulpit and other pieces of religious art. Delight in more scenic vistas of Cannes by climbing up the steps to the top of the tower. If you are in the city at Christmas, view the church’s nativity scene. During the summer, watch open-air concerts in front of the entrance and in the courtyard of the castle.

Before you go up to the old quarter, check out some of the sights at the foot of the hill it sits on. Browse a fresh produce market and observe the super yachts docked in the harbor. Getting to Cannes Old Town involves a short stroll from the busy beach area. Parking is available, for a fee, in the garage near the harbor.


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Chanteclair Hotel
Chanteclair Hotel
12 rue Forville, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, 6400
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$442 per night from 2 Sep to 3 Sep
Stay at this hotel in Cannes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (189 reviews)
"Nice hotel great customer service No AC"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2022

Chanteclair Hotel
Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes
Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes
5 out of 5
10, La Croisette, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, 6407
The price is HK$3,787 per night from 3 Sep to 4 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Cannes. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the room service in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (997 reviews)
"Wonderful views from the top floor."

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2022

Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes
Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel, Cannes
Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel, Cannes
4 out of 5
2, boulevard Jean Hibert, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, 6400
The price is HK$1,890 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Cannes. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a marina. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in their reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Good! (569 reviews)
"AMAZING!!"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2022

Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel, Cannes
Five Seas Hotel Cannes
Five Seas Hotel Cannes
5 out of 5
1 Rue Notre Dame, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, 6400
The price is HK$3,452 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Cannes. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (347 reviews)
Your money’s worth and so much more
"Amazing experience from start to finish. Great friendly service. They took us by golf cart (complimentary)to the beach club and restaurants so our toddler wouldn’t have to walk to far. The family room was very spacious. The roof top stainless steel infinity pool insane. The complimentary breakfast ..."

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2022

Five Seas Hotel Cannes
Belle Plage
Belle Plage
4 out of 5
2, rue Brougham - Square Mistral, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, 06400
The price is HK$3,248 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly residence in Cannes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Promenade de la Croisette ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (80 reviews)
Excellent Hotel in Cannes
"Excellent accommodations and very friendly staff. View from rooftop bar/restaurant is fantastic! Highly recommend!"

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2022

Belle Plage
Hotel America
Hotel America
4 out of 5
16 Rue Notre Dame, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, 06400
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$1,256 per night from 2 Sep to 3 Sep
Stay at this 4-star golf hotel in Cannes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (262 reviews)
"Amazing location, this is precisely what you are paying for. not the friendliest of staff. room is rather small, but enough for a short stay, especially as we didn't spend time in the room at all."

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2022

Hotel America
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