Who thinks a weekend trip to the French Riviera is a good idea? We do, that’s for sure. Cannes is a beautiful town filled with a plethora of activities to keep you busy for more than a weekend should you decide two days is just not enough.
From the beach to the almost tropical islands to the famous Cannes Film Festival and more, there’s a lot to explore and experience while on vacation in Cannes. To help you plan your trip, we have compiled a list of the best weekend activities guaranteed to help you have a good time.
Play at the Beach
If you’re going to be in the French Riviera, you have to spend some time soaking up some vitamin D at the beach; it is almost a rule. The beaches in Cannes are some of the best in the country, and you should take advantage of this fact. Let the sun kiss your skin while you allow all the troubles of the week to melt away as you lay on the sand and relax for a few hours.
Many of the best hotels in Cannes are along the beach. If you want a high-class weekend getaway, start your hotel search in this area.
Take a Walk Along the Promenade
The Promenade de la Croisette is a two-mile road along the coast of Cannes. If you’re looking for a self-guided tour of the city, this is the place to start. A place to see and be seen, this is where the luxury boutique shops, high end restaurants, and the rich and famous tend to hang out. You’ll find year-round entertainment on the promenade, from shows to entertainers to fireworks and more.
Speaking of luxury, the area around Cannes is filled with high-class places to explore. You should consider booking a tour to see all it, and the surrounding area, has to offer.
Explore History at Le Monastere Fortifie
If you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, head out to the Lerins Islands and explore Le Monastere Fortifie. This old and abandoned monastery is on the far side of the Saint-Honorat Island. The lure of the charming ruins is only surpassed by the beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. If you are looking to try some unique wine, the monks of the still active monastery on the island produce a local wine that shouldn’t be missed.
Appreciate Art at the Castre Museum
If you’re in Europe, you can’t miss out on visiting the medieval castles that are all around. If you visit the Castre Museum, at the top of the Le Suquet Castle you’ll kill two birds with one stone. This museum houses many artworks from all over the world, including Oceana, the Himalayas, and the Americas.
Photographers will also love a visit to this chateau, as the views of Cannes and the surrounding area are pretty spectacular. The area surrounding Le Suquet is the old quarter of the town and is filled with a lot of other points of historical interest.