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Cannes Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

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Cannes. Just the name conjures up images of glamour: white clothing, huge sunglasses and all those million dollar yachts. For two weeks in May, this is the place-to-be on the calendar of the rich and fabulous – the Cannes Film Festival takes over this once sleepy fishing village and no one is safe from the popping of champagne corks and the flash of cameras. For the remainder of the year, the rest of us can go there and dream. One day… If only…

Day 1: Discover Cannes

Truly Cannes is a place to walk the promenade, people-watch and soak up the sun. Begin with coffee. Coffee is very important in France, as is the croissant. Explore the old town, the historic buildings, the churches and museums. Then wander along the famous beachside, palm-tree lined La Croisette boulevard. Windowshop in the exclusive boutiques or lounge on the sandy beaches. On your first day in town get with this leisurely program and by the time the sun sinks below the horizon, you’ll be totally at home in the restaurants on the La Croisette boulevard or indeed the Casino Croisette (jacket required).

Day 2: It’s all about those yachts

Now that you know the lay of the land, it’s time to get those sea-legs on the sparkling Mediterranean. For the ultimate glamour-to-glamour trip, cruise over to St Tropez, an even more upmarket resort. Wander the narrow, hilly streets and watch the offspring of European royalty frolic. If you prefer your wonders to be more of the landscape variety, head out to Corniche d’Or and be amazed by the colours of nature. If you’re new to this whole sailing lifestyle, head for the nearby Island Ste Marguerite, the largest of the Lerins Islands, and enjoy some peace and tranquility.

Day 3:  The glamour coast

Of course, huge sunhats and boats are not the only things on offer in this part of the world. Inland from Cannes is the wonderful countryside of Provence. Take a tour to Saint Paul de Vence, past home to artists including Chagall and Matisse (don’t miss the Chapelle du Rosaire) and presently home to many working artists and galleries. On the way, there are views of the Alps, Riviera specialty Florian candy (floral-scented), and Grasse, perfume capital of the world. But if you’re still hankering for glamour – and perhaps a bit of royalty – head east instead, to Monaco and Monte Carlo. Here Princess Grace lived with her prince in his castle. On the way back, don’t miss gorgeous pedestrian-only town Eze perched high on the cliffs, or Nice, the other heart of the French Riviera.

Spectacular, legendary, chic: don’t let it just be a dream. Go strut your stuff along the promenade of Cannes, soak up that golden sunshine, and decide which of those yachts you’d buy. After all, you only live once.

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Monaco and Eze Small Group Day Trip from Nice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 327 Reviews

Spend a day on the beautiful French Riviera with a small-group day trip from Nice to Eze and Monaco. Take a perfumery tour in Eze, see the changing of the ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.38

Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 270 Reviews

See the picturesque villages and lovely countryside of Provence on a small-group day trip from Nice. With your transport taken care of, you can sit back and ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.38

Small-Group Evening Tour and Dinner in Monte Carlo from Nice

4.5 star rating: Recommended 87 Reviews

Enjoy Monaco’s glamorous atmosphere on a small-group evening dinner tour from Nice. You’ll drive along the seaside corniche to Monte Carlo, where elegant ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.15

Private Luxury Yacht Fireworks Cruise from Cannes with Personal Skipper

Enjoy an evening fireworks display over the French Riviera on this 2-hour private cruise from Cannes. Ride a Sunseeker Superhawk 34 luxury yacht along the ...  Read more

Location: Cannes, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $192.90

Italian Markets Shopping Tour from Nice

4.5 star rating: Recommended 55 Reviews

Get a taste of Italy and its wonderful open-air markets on an Italian Riviera shopping spree from Nice. With your minivan transport taken care of, you can sit ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.48

St Tropez Small Group Day Trip from Nice

4 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Luxury yachts, fashion boutiques, terrace cafes where else but Saint Tropez? See where the beautiful people hang out on this small group day trip from Nice.

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $204.59

Small-Group Tour: French Riviera in One Day from Monaco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

See all the highlights of the glamorous French Riviera on a small-group day trip from Monaco. Traveling by minivan with an expert guide, you'll watch ...  Read more

Location: Monaco, Monaco
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $167.76

Small-Group Trip to Cannes and Antibes from Monaco

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Discover the picturesque coastal towns of Cannes and Antibes on this small-group morning or afternoon trip from Monaco. Enjoy a drive along the stunning French ...  Read more

Location: Monaco, Monaco
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.11

Ferry to St Tropez from Cannes

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

If you’re looking to spend a day in St Tropez, there’s no more relaxing way to start your journey than on a boat ride from Cannes. Enjoy the beauty of the ...  Read more

Location: Cannes, France
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From USD $73.31

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