Best of Cannes

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Cannes
The name alone conjures the glamour of the French Riviera: Cannes is famed for its star-studded film festival, its yacht-filled marina, and fashionable bistros. There’s much more to this city, however, than just trendy locales. Cannes’ sandy beaches (somewhat of a rarity on the Côte d’Azur) make the perfect setting for waterside relaxing. Le Suquet, the old quarter of Cannes, has old lanes ripe for exploring. Don’t miss the sweeping views from ruins of Cannes’ medieval castle near the Place de la Castre

Memorable small-group tours take you to some fantastic spots on the Riviera: Antibes, St-Tropez, Monaco, and many other coastal gems. Heading offshore of Cannes, you can take a cruise out to the Lérins Islands for a day of snorkeling, hiking along the Mediterranean shoreline, and guided visits to the Abbaye de Lérins, a Cistercian monastery founded in the 11th century. For more aquatic action, you can snorkel above the Underwater Museum of Cannes, featuring the sculptures by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor, lying near the island of Sainte-Marguerite.
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Cannes Essentials

The beauty of Nice
Best Things to Do in Nice

Nice is brimming with unique cultural aspects, including vibrant markets showing off its signature Niçois cuisine, tiny multi-generational wine regions, a gorgeous coastline dotted with historic villages, and the title of the birthplace of perfume. Explore the city by diving deep into its culture, enjoying those legendary sunsets, and discovering neighboring villages and cities, such as Monaco, Eze, Cannes, and Antibes.

Beaches of the French Riviera
Best Things to Do in the French Riviera

The French Riviera evokes images of glitz and glamour. Still, you can also balance a trip with authentic experiences like making your own perfume, learning how to choose the best products at the market, and sipping wine in vineyards set against medieval villages. Then, of course, there's always the history of Monaco and the Monte Carlo to tempt you, plus sailing excursions and visits to the popular coastal hotspots of Antibes and Cannes.

Cannes Itineraries

Rocky coastline of the French Riviera
Map of Highlights of the French Riviera: Nice & Cannes - 5 Days
Highlights of the French Riviera: Nice & Cannes - 5 Days

If you're short on time but won't compromise on your experience, head to the French Riviera for a 5-day getaway. Explore grand plazas in Nice, stroll the narrow shopping streets of Cannes, and set sail to the Lérins Islands on a private boat. From 5-star dining to white sand beaches, this trip has it all. 

Shopping street in Saint Tropez
Map of Cities & Nature in the French Riviera: Nice, Cannes, Monaco, St. Tropez, & More - 12 Days
Cities & Nature in the French Riviera: Nice, Cannes, Monaco, St. Tropez, & More - 12 Days

If you've ever dreamed of visiting the sunny French Riviera coast, this luxury twelve-day trip is a dream come true. Make a three-course meal in Nice, go wine tasting in Provence, and take in the sunset as you enjoy a gourmet picnic on a mountaintop. From private sailing trips to art galleries and more, this trip offers bespoke luxury for your next getaway. 

French Riviera
Map of Cities & Nature in the French Riviera: Nice, Cannes, Monaco, St. Tropez, & More - 15 Days
Cities & Nature in the French Riviera: Nice, Cannes, Monaco, St. Tropez, & More - 15 Days

Take it all in on this ultimate fifteen-day luxury trip to the French Riviera. Make your own perfume in Cannes, tour Provence's wineries, and set sail for the sunny Lérins Islands aboard a private boat. From the lavish castles of Monaco to the quiet old town streets and white-sand beaches of Saint-Tropez, this trip offers bespoke cultural and nature experiences. 

French Riviera waterfront
Map of Cities & Nature in the French Riviera: Nice, Cannes, Monaco, St. Tropez, & More - 16 Days
Cities & Nature in the French Riviera: Nice, Cannes, Monaco, St. Tropez, & More - 16 Days

Experience the best of the French Riviera, from food and culture in Nice to beaches and art galleries in Saint-Tropez. This sixteen-day luxury trip offers it all: wine tasting in Provence, perfume workshops in Cannes, and sunset hikes along the coast. Feel the beat of life in the south of France, from laid-back dinners to private sailing trips on the impossibly blue waters of the Mediterranean.  

Esterel Massif
Map of Cities & Nature in the French Riviera: Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez - 10 Days
Cities & Nature in the French Riviera: Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez - 10 Days

Indulge in bespoke cultural and nature experiences on this ten-day luxury trip to the French Riviera. From private sailing trips to sunny coastal islands to sunbathing on Saint-Tropez's world-class beaches, there's no shortage of time to unwind. Stroll the colorful streets of Cannes, go wine tasting in Provence, and catch a Mediterranean sunset as you take it all in. 

Old port at dusk in Marseille
Map of "Like a Local" Tour in Provence and the French Riviera: 7 Days
"Like a Local" Tour in Provence and the French Riviera: 7 Days

Love getting off the beaten track and traveling like a local? This tour was tailor-made for you. Experience the best of the French Riviera, including the hilltop villages of Luberon, multicultural Marseille, charming Aix-en-Provence, and vibrant Cannes.

Finish this French adventure with a night in Nice
Map of Paris, Provence & the French Riviera - 10 Days
Paris, Provence & the French Riviera - 10 Days

This itinerary covers a boggling number of must-see places and unique excursions for an authentic taste of French life. Over the course of 10 days, you'll enjoy the beauty of Paris with the help of a local guide before spending three nights in Aix en Provence. From here, tour the French Riviera's best seaside towns starting in Cassis and heading east to Cannes and Nice where you'll complete the adventure.

Beautiful fields of lavender in Monaco
Map of Self-Drive Tour in Provence & French Riviera - 11 Days
Self-Drive Tour in Provence & French Riviera - 11 Days

Discover the best of the culture and art in the French Riviera and Provence in 10 days on this incredible self-drive tour. Visit vibrant Nice and Monaco, stroll through hill-top villages of Luberon, and discover the peaceful countryside of Aix-en-Provence. Follow the footsteps of some of the world's greatest artists (Van Gogh, Picasso & others) and explore the landscapes that inspired them.

Nice- French Riviera at sunset
Map of Relaxed Provence & French Riviera - 10 Days
Relaxed Provence & French Riviera - 10 Days

Experience the best of Provence and the French Riviera in 10 days. Visit Cannes, Nice, the hill-top villages of Luberon, Aix-en-Provence, and more regional highlights. Along the way, you’ll enjoy gourmet culinary tours, local culture, and charming boutique hotels.

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere
Map of Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, & More - 12 Days
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, & More - 12 Days

Take twelve days to explore the eastern side of France on this comprehensive road trip itinerary. You'll start in Paris to hit see the Louvre, then continue to Dijon for history and the best mustard in the world. Head to Annecy for a sunset sail with wine, then end your trip in the French Riviera for seaside relaxation.

Château Menthon Saint Bernard
Map of Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, & More - 13 Days
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, & More - 13 Days

Spend thirteen adventurous days on the road on this Eastern France road trip. Star the journey in Paris, where you'll hit the highlights and take a day trip to Champagne. Continue to Dijon to see Lison Springs and explore art, then head to Annecy for a hot air balloon trip and relaxation by the lake. End the trip in the French Riviera for sun, wine, and sailing.

Roc de Chere
Map of Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, & More - 14 Days
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, & More - 14 Days

Spend two weeks exploring the best of the French countryside on this road trip itinerary. Start in Paris for excursions to the Eiffel Tower and Louvre, then head to Reims to go wine tasting in Champagne. Continue to Dijon for history and art, then make your way to the coast for some of the best that the French Riviera has to offer: wine, sunset views, and seaside relaxation.

Reims-Champagne Automobile Museum
Map of Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, & More - 15 Days
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, & More - 15 Days

From the big city lights of Paris to the quiet seaside of the French Riviera, this fifteen-day road trip itinerary hits all the highlights while still leaving time for small adventures off-the-beaten-path. You'll explore highlights of Paris, including Eiffel Tower & Louvre, learn to cook a traditional French meal, visit countryside Chateaux, and more.

Hospices de Beaune
Map of Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Nice, & More - 16 Days
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Nice, & More - 16 Days

Sixteen days is enough time to explore the best of Eastern France on this comprehensive road trip — including the highlights of Paris, Beaune, Cannes, and more. Learn to cook a traditional French meal, explore countryside Chateaux, see the home of Louis Pasteur, -go wine tasting in the Beaujolais Region, and more.

Old Town of Dole
Map of Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Nice, & More - 17 Days
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Nice, & More - 17 Days

Take seventeen days to drive through Eastern France on this packed road trip itinerary. You'll see the big city lights in Paris, tour 12th-century monasteries, go wine tasting in Burgundy, and more as you wind your way through the countryside. Other highlights include a private tour of Monaco, a sunset sail on Lake Annecy, and a historic tour of Lyon.

Côte de Nuits
Map of Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Nice, & More - 18 Days
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Nice, & More - 18 Days

Enjoy a new excursion every day of this 18-day Eastern France road trip itinerary: stroll through the cobblestoned streets of the city of lights, explore the beautiful art of Dijon, savor the local gastronomy at Annecy & discover the glamorous French Riviera. You'll drive through the French Countryside, taking your time as you explore all this and more.

Drive along the Bay of Villefranche during your last day in Nice
Map of Paris & South of France - 7 Days
Paris & South of France - 7 Days

This weeklong itinerary splits its time between the French Riviera and the City of Lights for a great introduction to France. Starting in Nice, you'll explore on your own before a local guide shows you around Monaco, Cannes, and Antibes (to name a few). Then, fly to Paris where you'll cruise along the Seine, skip the line at Versailles, and summit the Eiffel Tower—at sunset!—to complete the adventure.

Rock engravings in the heart of the Merveille Valley
Map of Southern Alps and the French Riviera: Hiking & Culture Tour - 4 Days
Southern Alps and the French Riviera: Hiking & Culture Tour - 4 Days

On this nature and culture tour, you'll experience the best of the Southern Alps and French Riviera, famous for their alpine scenery and Mediterranean coastal beauty. Over three days, you'll discover the historic city of Nice, the valleys of Mercantour National Park, ancient petroglyphs, and much more.