Discover the city of Cannes
Cannes, as the centre of the movie world for its festival, is also worth a visit during the rest of the year.
Your holidays at the Holiday Green campsite will allow you to discover the best destinations of the Côte d'Azur, like Cannes, the city of many facets. This beautiful resort in the Alpes-Maritimes is less than an hour from your vacation rental, only 40 km. Cannes is easy to reach from Fréjus, you can even leave your car at the campsite and take a train from Saint Raphael-Valescure to reach your destination quickly.
A seaside resort particularly appreciated by the English aristocracy in the 19th century, Cannes has kept its "Croisette" of its time, where prestigious hotels are located that today house the biggest Hollywood stars during the 10 days of the Cannes Film Festival. The rest of the year, the city offers nice tours around its port or the old district of Suquet. Opposite, the Lérins Islands invite you to take the sea off for a walk at sea.
The sloping lanes offer an exceptional walk in the heart of the citadel. At the foot of the hill, you will visit the famous Forville market, where you will find a wide variety of fresh seasonal produce. For more discoveries, stroll through the streets of this old Cannes city and discover the remains of the Middle Ages such as the Suquet Tower, the medieval castle of the monks of Lérins which also houses the Museum of Castre. Indeed, this museum is one of the must-sees of the city. While visiting the site, you will have the chance to discover different prestigious collections for an ethnographic and historical journey. You will enjoy a guided tour during which you will discover the history of all the exceptional objects that are exposed.
The museum of Castre is also an ideal place to relax, because it shelters a splendid garden giving an unobstructed view on the beach. Climb the stairs leading to the top of this building and enjoy the authentic beauty of the city of Cannes and its coastline.
Its wonderful beaches are also perfectly preserved. Indeed, 14 of them are labeled "blue flag" thanks to the cleanliness and quality of places. You can also indulge in the outdoor sports that are offered: hiking, surfing, tennis, and many others.
In front of the Croisette, the Lérins Islands are waiting for you. To access it, simply go to the Laubeuf dock. Once on the island of Sainte-Marguerite, enter the Royal Fort to discover the Museum of the Sea. The building housing this museum is also part of the historic monuments of the city of Cannes. You will see the "Old Castle", the State Prisons, the Iron Mask, the Huguenot Memorial and many more.
Finally, if you are in May, you may have the chance to attend the Festival and cross the path of movie stars from around the globe.