Cannes Essential Details
- Post code: 06029 / 06400
- Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
- Department: Alpes-Maritimes
- Population: 73,603
- Elevation: 0 - 260 m
- Geo-coordinates: 43°33′05″N 7°00′46″E
- Distance to Nice airport: 27 km (30 mins drive)
- More info on Wikipedia
Cannes by Area
Cannes is made up of several neighbourhoods, each more exclusive than the next. From the seafront apartments along the Croisette to the stunning villas of Super Cannes, this part of the French Riviera is renowned for luxury living. Whether you’re looking for a place to spend your vacations or you’re thinking about making Cannes your permanent home, you’ll love everything the town has to offer. With its fabulous climate and beautiful surroundings, you won’t be able to resist falling under Cannes’ spell. It’s time to start your new life, it’s time to move to Cannes.
Up in the hills above the city, you’ll find two of the most select neighbourhoods. La Californie is only a few kilometres away from the city centre, but it feels like a different world thanks to its lush greenery and quiet streets. Some of Cannes’ most fabulous real estate can be found here, and the properties enjoy sweeping views over the Mediterranean and the mountains of the Esterel. If you’re looking for absolute calm, this is most definitely the neighbourhood for you.
Super Cannes is another area where you’ll be able to get away from it all. Just a few minutes drive from the Croisette, the contemporary villas and residences up in Super Cannes are set way off the road in their own extensive grounds. Sit on your balcony and enjoy the glorious sea views with a cup of coffee, there’s no better way to start the day.
Down in the town centre, the ‘Banane’ district is the heart of Cannes. Named after its unique banana shape, this neighbourhood leads off the Croisette and covers the glamorous Carré d’Or. Surrounded by shops and restaurants, you’ll be close to all the action at the Palais des Festivals, and just minutes away from the beach. This is the ideal holiday location both for you or for guests if you decide to let your Cannes apartment during the season.
At the very end of the Croisette, the old town of Cannes starts in the port and winds up to the top of the Le Suquet hill. This area is up and coming, the cobbled streets are packed with trendy boutiques and funky bars and restaurants. Within walking distance from the port and the Croisette, this is another highly-sought after area when it comes to the Film Festival and the various conferences. Purchasing a property here is definitely a sound investment.
The other end of town from Le Suquet, Palm Beach more than lives up to its name with beautiful seafront apartments surrounded by shady palm trees. Palm Beach is within walking distance from the city centre, spend the evening in one of the many restaurants in the Carré d’Or then stroll home along the most glamorous boulevard in the world. Being that little bit further away from the city centre, this area is quiet and peaceful, you’ll love coming home to your Palm Beach apartment, it’s beach living at its very best.
Living in Cannes
Life in Cannes is good, very good indeed. This former fishing village is now one of the most glamorous and sought-after resort towns in the world and has been attracting both visitors and attention ever since the 1920s. The great and the good have been coming to Cannes for years, and it’s no surprise really as there is so much on offer. Holidaying in Cannes is lovely of course, but living here is even better, thanks to the year-round sunshine, glittering social events and fabulous laid-back French Riviera lifestyle.
In addition to being a resort town, Cannes is also host to some of the biggest events in the business world. The Congress season in Cannes runs all year round, so there’s always something going on. Thanks to all the conferences and trade shows, rental accommodation in Cannes centre is always in demand. So if you’re buying with a view to rent, rest assured there’ll be no shortage of guests for your property during the year.
Living in Cannes means living your very best life. Thanks to the Mediterranean and the mountains, there are hundreds of outdoor activities to enjoy on the French Riviera. Stay in shape in the summer months by swimming in the sea or mountain biking through the hills around the town. And in winter head to the Southern Alps for some serious powder action, skiing and snowboarding are practically compulsory when you live in Cannes. Thanks to Cannes’ perfect climate, you’ve got every excuse to get outside in the sunshine as much as possible.
Another advantage to the healthy French Riviera lifestyle is that you’ll never have to worry about dieting. Which means you’re completely free to enjoy the incredible array of restaurants that Cannes has to offer. Pop in to one of the bistros of Le Suquet for a delicious Italian-inspired pizza or pasta dish, or dine out on Michelin-starred cuisine in the dining rooms of the prestigious hotels along the Croisette. Try tempting Provençal specialities in the port and don’t forget to treat yourself to dessert at one of the artisan ice cream shops in the centre of town. Eating out is all part and parcel of life in the South of France and as it’s (nearly) all guilt-free, you’ll have absolutely no excuse not to indulge.
If you’re a shopping fan, you’ll love the designer boutiques on offer in Cannes. Browse luxury fashion, jewellery and accessories in the shops along the Croisette or pick up some goodies for the house in the home goods stores in the Carré d’Or. For a taste of the true Provençal shopping experience, head down to the daily market in the Place du Marché and discover the incredible selection of fresh food on offer. This is the place to get your artisan cheese, locally-made olive oils and herbes de Provence grown in the hills around Cannes.
Beach fans will love the tiny coves around the port and the glorious stretches of sand along the Croisette. The beach clubs in Cannes are famously chic with their elegant restaurants and luxurious atmosphere. Try out a range of exciting water sports or spend hours lying in comfort on a lounger while the club personnel cater to your every whim. In addition to the usual cocktails, many of the beach clubs in Cannes also offer massage and beauty treatments. Sunbathing has never been so glamorous.
But Cannes is far more than just a resort town. This is, after all, the home of the most celebrated Film Festival in the world. Cannes has a whole range of cultural events on offer throughout the year. Living in town means you’ll be able to enjoy some of the best theatre and music on the French Riviera, to say nothing of the contemporary art galleries and interesting museums. Highlights of the Cannes’ calendar include the Yachting Festival in September when you can browse hundreds of luxury yachts, and the Musical Nights of Le Suquet in July when the streets of the old town come alive with beautiful classical music.
The French Riviera is of course also famous the world over for its fabulous nightlife. There’ll be no shortage of opportunities to paint the town red once you move to Cannes. For an unforgettable evening, head to one of the elite nightclubs of the Croisette where the champagne flows and the dance floors light up every night with the hottest crowds in town. If you prefer gaming to dancing, the town’s 3 casinos have enough tables and slot machines to keep even the highest rollers happy, while the outdoor gambling terraces offer stunning views over the Mediterranean as you play. Life may be a gamble, but when you live in Cannes, you always come out on top.
Luxury Cannes Apartments for Sale
When it comes to luxury apartments, Cannes is second to none. Whether you’re looking for a spacious penthouse or a compact pied à terre, we can help you find your perfect Cannes property. Check out our selection and turn your daydream into a reality.
Set in a luxury residence with a pool and tennis courts, in the sought-after Californie district, this 3-bedroom penthouse is a real charmer. The living/dining room features a wood-burning fireplace and floor-length windows which allow the sunshine to flood in. Outside, the enormous roof-top terrace has breath-taking views over the the Bay of Cannes and the Cap d’Antibes. Hop into the jacuzzi and let your mind float away as you watch the sun set over the Iles de Lérins, this is a roof with a view!
If you’re a fan of city living, this 2-bedroom apartment right on the Croisette is ideal. Stylishly decorated in white, the sunlight pours into the rooms making the apartment feel incredibly light and airy. The apartment is just a few minutes away from both the beach and the centre of town and has a large terrace with views straight out over the Mediterranean, perfect for an evening meal or late night cocktail. The apartment is also sold with a secure garage which is a huge bonus in a town where parking is a luxury.
If stunning sea views and absolute calm are what you’re after, this wonderful apartment in the La Croix des Gardes area is the one for you. Tastefully renovated and beautifully decorated throughout, the 2-bedroom property is located in a Bourgeois-style residence and surrounded by manicured gardens. This is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy life on the French Riviera.
Investing in Cannes Apartments
Investing in a luxury apartment in Cannes is a great decision. Whether you’re looking for a second home on the French Riviera or you’re planning to rent out your apartment during the year, you’ll love all that Cannes has to offer. Here are just a few reasons why Cannes real estate is hot property:
The climate: It’s ideal, with warm winter seasons and long hot summers.
The region: Cannes is close to St Tropez and Monaco for day trips, Italy is only a short drive away, and Corsica is just a day’s sailing away.
The real estate opportunities: The French Riviera is one region where real estate never loses its value. Investing in an apartment in Cannes is a very safe bet.
The lifestyle: You’ll love all the outdoor activities in and around Cannes, from the beaches to the mountains and everything in between. The restaurant scene is second to none, and the luxury boutiques will ensure you’re always in style.
The nightlife: Cannes is synonymous with having a great time. The city’s lively bars and clubs will keep you out way past bedtime.
The events: It might be worth clearing some space in your diary as Cannes hosts some of the world’s top events each year. And with an apartment in town, you’ll always be close to the action.
Highlights of the Social Calendar
You’ll never be short of something to do when you live in Cannes. This is a town that’s always on the go. From the world’s most famous Film Festival to the most spectacular fireworks displays in the South of France, it’s all happening here in Cannes. Here are some of the highlights to put in your diary:
- Cannes Shopping Festival ~March
- Cannes MIPTV ~ April
- Cannes Film Festival ~ May
- Cannes Lions ~ June
- Cannes Collection ~ June
- Cannes MIDEM Music ~ June
- Cannes International Fireworks Festival ~ July
- Cannes Régates Royales ~ September
- Cannes MIPCOM ~ October
- Cannes International Luxury Travel Market ~ December
Cannes Apartment Buying Process
Buying a property in Cannes isn't as complex as you might think, especially when you have the Beauchamp Estates team on your side.
To help visualise the process, we created the following infographic and concise guide to the purchase process in France.
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