Cannes: City Breaks

Pearl of the French Riviera

For a chic city break in Europe, Cannes can be the right destination. The proximity to the International Nice Cote d’Azur Airport makes Cannes easily reachable through direct flights from many European countries. A city break in Cannes is not only an opportunity to plunge yourself into the magical French Riviera. In addition to the luxurious trappings of La Croisette Boulevard, devote time to some picturesque sights that the city has to offer: the charming old town and its narrow streets, the nearby port and the Lérins Islands that are accessible from the coast by a quick ferry ride. There also are many other attractions around Cannes which deserve your attention. On a second city break to Cannes, your time can be dedicated to a road trip to St-Raphael through the spectacular scenery of the wild, deserted Corniche of The Esterel with its ragged shoreline of startlingly red cliffs and craggy inlets. On your way, drop into a seaside restaurant in Théoule-sur-Mer to enjoy a seafood lunch while soaking in beautiful views of the coast. During a longer city break, don’t miss the backcountry of Cannes, especially the enchanting village of Mougins with its exquisite Provencal villas and its fine dining options, Grasse, world-renown for its art of making perfumes and the Glass Factory of Biot.