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
A Brief Overview of Cannes
With its endless sunshine and blue skies, you really can’t go wrong when renting a Cannes apartment for your holiday. The French Riviera’s most glamorous resort has been charming visitors since it was discovered back in the 19th century. Blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery in the South of France, this is the ideal place to treat yourself to a holiday in a fabulous luxury apartment. From city centre penthouses to unique properties set high in the hills above the city, you’ll love our selection of rental apartments. Thanks to Cannes’ incredible designer boutiques, fabulous restaurants and chic beach clubs, we guarantee that you and your family will enjoy an unforgettable holiday in the crown jewel of the French Riviera.
The heart of Cannes is known as La Banane thanks to its unique banana-shape layout. Encompassing the Croisette and the Carré d’Or, plus everything in between, this is where you’ll find the city’s luxury boutiques and most exciting restaurants and bars. The Carré d’Or is home to endless designer stores selling everything from dazzling jewellery to glamorous gowns. And in the evening, this neighbourhood is home to some of the best bistros and bars in the city. Whether you’re after cocktails or a 5-course dining extravaganza, this is the place to be. Stroll down from the Carré d’Or to the seafront and you’ll come to the Boulevard de la Croisette. Famous for its palm trees and sandy beaches, the Croisette is the perfect place for lunch with friends, or to people watch in the sunshine.
At the far end of the Croisette sits the ultra-modern Palm Beach neighbourhood. This area is made up of luxurious waterfront residences and is peaceful and quiet thanks to its location just outside the city centre. Close enough to the Carré d’Or to walk to your favourite restaurant for dinner, Palm Beach will make a great base for your next Cannes adventure.
Moving away from Palm Beach back up the Croisette, you’ll come accross the historical port area and Le Suquet, the old town of Cannes. Back in the days when Cannes used to be a tiny village, this was where the fisherman lived and worked. These days the neighbourhood is very much up and coming, with lots of quirky boutiques and exciting restaurants tucked away in its narrow streets. Le Suquet is also home to many of Cannes most interesting museums and art galleries, and will be a fantastic home away from home during your city break.
If you’d rather find an apartment that little bit further out of town, the Super Cannes neighbourhood is one of the most exclusive. Quiet and secluded, apartments here comes with stunning sea views as standard. Enjoy staying in a residence among the lush greenery of the Cannes hills, it’s a world away from the busy city.
Another glamorous hillside district to consider is La Californie. This part of town is chock full of gorgeous Belle Epoque architecture, and is where some of Cannes most famous residents have their properties. With the city centre and the beaches just a few minutes away by car, you’ll love staying in this most stylish and elegant neighbourhood.
When is Best to Visit Cannes?
We think you’ll agree, Cannes is always a good idea. Thanks to its Mediterranean climate the temperature stays constant all year round and blue skies are always in style on the French Riviera. With a busy programme of events in both summer and winter, the Cannes season never ends. Whether you’re looking for a glamorous summer vacation or some winter sunshine, Cannes is just the place.
Cannes is buzzing throughout the year but the summer months are particularly popular in the South of France. The sandy beaches and glorious scenery make Cannes a great place to vacation in July and August, but then again there’s never a bad time to visit the Festival City.
Make the most of living by the beach and check out a range of thrilling watersports or head up into the nearby mountains for some bluebird ski days, the choice is entirely up to you. But whenever you decide to visit Cannes, we can guarantee that you’ll fall in love with the Cote d’Azur’s most glamorous beach resort.
How to Get to Cannes?
Travelling to Cannes is simple. Sitting on the coast between Toulon and Nice, the city is easily accessible thanks to the 3 international airports nearby. So, pack your bags and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime, the adventure starts here!
- By plane: Reserve a flight to the Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport or the Toulon-Hyères Airport and then transfer to Cannes. Alternatively travel directly to the Cannes-Mandelieu Airport by private jet
- By helicopter: Hop on board a helicopter in Nice and step onto the Croisette less than 10 minutes later
- By car: Drive down the coast to Cannes and take in some of the most beautiful scenery in the South of France along the way
- By train Beat the traffic and jump on a high-speed train to the centrally located Cannes Railway Station
- By yacht: We have partnerships with local yacht brokers if you would like to reserve a yacht berth during your stay
If you’re already based in the French Riviera, we can take care of all your travel arrangements. We’ll have a private car pick you up and drive you directly to your luxurious Cannes rental apartment in style. Or if you prefer, we can organise a helicopter transfer to Cannes.
For more details about these options, please contact the team directly.
Top Events in Cannes
Cannes is known all over the French Riviera for its exciting programme of events. From music to films, fireworks to yachts, Cannes is the place to be. Here are some of our top picks to check out while you’re staying in town.
- Cannes International Games Festival ~ February
- Cannes MIPIM ~ March
- Cannes MIPTV ~ April
- Cannes Film Festival ~ May
- Cannes Lions ~ June
- Cannes MIDEM Music ~ June
- Cannes Collection ~ June
- Cannes Musical Nights in Le Suquet ~ July
- Cannes Bastille Day Celebrations ~ July
- Cannes International Fireworks Festival ~ August
- Cannes International Yacht Festival ~ September
- Cannes MIPCOM ~ October
- Cannes Dance Festival ~ December
Outstanding Cannes Appartments
Our Cannes apartment rentals are the very best in town. We offer a wide range of luxury holiday apartments, both in the city centre and high in the hills above the city. Check out the options below for the perfect Cannes apartments for rent and then get in touch with our team so we can help organise your stay on the French Riviera.
This wonderful 3-bedroom 4-bathroom Cannes apartment is right on the waterfront. Located on the Croisette, it’s just minutes away from Cannes’ beaches and boutiques. The living and dining space is spacious and comfortable with a great entertainment system. The master bedroom has a stunning sea view and comes with a Kingsize bed and full ensuite bathroom. And the apartment even comes with its own parking space in the residence, a real plus in a resort as busy as Cannes.
This gorgeous 2-bedroom apartment in the centre of Cannes is the ideal choice for a romantic getaway. Located on the top floor of a secure private residence, the apartment has breathtaking views over the city and the Mediterranean. Decorated in a bright contemporary style, the living/dining room opens out onto a sunny terrace which is just right for breakfast or a mid morning coffee. The master suite comes with an open-plan ensuite bathroom complete with bathtub and a private terrace for sunbathing. The apartment also comes with a completely separate studio which would make ideal staff accommodation during your stay in Cannes.
High in the hills above the city, this stunning apartment in the Californie neighbourhood is the perfect base for a glamorous holiday on the French Riviera. With 5 ensuite bedrooms and large open-plan living areas it’s a great choice for a large family or a group of friends. With its unique style, we guarantee you’ll love the high arched ceilings and the ornate stonework. And there’s lots to do in the residence too. Beat the midday heat with a dip in one of the 2 swimming pools or pop down to the gym on the lower floor for a workout. Renting this amazing apartment will be a vacation you’ll never forget.
If you want to be close to all the action, this incredible 5-bedroom duplex is right in the heart of town. Located on the Croisette, it’s just seconds away from the beach and all the designer boutiques. The interior is luxurious and modern with lots of space for entertaining friends and family. The lower floor is made up of the kitchen and living areas with a 70m² terrace overlooking the private garden. And upstairs you’ll find the 5 bedrooms plus another kitchen, a balcony with a seaview and a large terrace with lots of seating. Explore the city by day and then enjoy a cocktail on the teak patio as the sun goes down, holidays don’t get much better than this.
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Cannes is one of those places that has it all. A chic beach resort with a historic old town, not forgetting the modern boutiques and restaurants along the Croisette. To make the most of your luxury Cannes apartment rental, here are a few of our favourite things to do in and around the city.
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Must See and Do in Cannes
Hit the museum
Up in Le Suquet, you’ll find the fascinating Musée de la Castre which is well worth a visit. The museum is located in what was once a medieval monastery and is surrounded by a gorgeous garden. Take in rooms full of Mediterranean antiques and Provençal paintings before moving on to the exotic art exhibition and the incredible array of musical instruments from all over the world. Once you’ve checked out the museum, climb up the dozens of stone steps to the top of the 12th Century tower. Enjoy breathtaking views over the city and the bay below. Then climb all the way down again and relax in the museum’s shady courtyard before heading off for lunch in lovely Le Suquet.
Try a local dish
Although technically bouillabaisse originated in Marseille, this tasty fish stew is a Provençal speciality and it’s served all over the French Riviera. There are lots of places to try it in Cannes, but we think it’s served best on the beach with a side order of sunshine. So why not head down the coast to neighbouring Golfe-Juan and reserve a table Chez Nounou. The chefs at Chez Nounou has been making delicious bouillabaisse every day since 1928 and they really know their stuff. The sunny terrace is the perfect place to enjoy an aperitif and a big bowl of freshly-made bouillabaisse seasoned with local herbs and spices. Enjoy a leisurely lunch overlooking the Mediterranean and then laze away the afternoon on the pristine white sand, what could be nicer?
A daytime swim in the Mediterranean is always lovely but the beaches can be busy. So we’ve found a much better option. While you’re in Cannes, why not avoid the crowds and go for a nighttime swim instead? Charter a private boat and head out to the beautiful creek on the island of St Honorat just opposite Cannes. At night the islands are deserted and the warm water is perfect for a midnight dip. Swim under the stars and then hop back on board and sail by the light of the moon towards the city across the bay.
Visit the market
One of Cannes’ biggest attractions is its daily market. The Marché Forville in the heart of Cannes is where nearly all the town’s restaurants stock up on fresh provisions. The covered stalls are bursting with fruit and vegetables grown locally and this is the very best place in town to find gorgeous fresh flowers. We recommend going along on Thursdays when the Maison de l’Olive stall holds its weekly tasting sessions. Try delicious local olives flavoured with herbs or lemon and handmade tapenade on tiny slices of crusty bread. Their beautifully presented sachets of black olives will make the perfect souvenir of your holiday in Cannes.
If you would like more suggestions and ideas about what to do on the French Riviera, please get in touch with our concierge team who will be more than happy to help.
Once you’ve had a browse through our fantastic selection of luxury rental apartments in Cannes, the next step is to contact the team. Just send us an email or give us a call and we’ll be delighted to help you organise your fabulous Cannes vacation.