Find out more about the city of Cannes to make the most of your stay, no matter which congress you’re attending. From restaurants and nightlife to shopping and beaches, Cannes is full of things to see and do for locals, business delegates and tourists alike. Located in the French Riviera, Cannes boasts highs of 28°C in the summer and average of 10°C in the winter. Plus, don’t miss our free Everything Cannes guide to help you really make the most of your time here.

La Croisette

Cannes is known for its luxury shopping, especially along the sophisticated Croisette, which is lined by the big names in fashion for both men and women. It is home to famous clothes and jewellery boutiques including Dior, Chanel, Bulgari, Cartier, Fendi & Gucci. The stores stretch from the Hôtel Carlton almost to the Palais des Festivals, with the best names closest to the Gray-d'Albion, which is both a mall and a hotel.

Marché Forville

At this bustling market, sellers come with the best produce the region has to offer. Along with wonderful displays of fresh fruit and vegetables, the stalls sell cheese, cold meats, fish, oysters, patés, olives, homemade pasta, and flowers. The 'producteurs' are local farmers who sell their own produce, all home grown or hand made and brought to market each day. Visit on a Saturday, and the surrounding bars and cafés get packed with locals enjoying drinks and lunch after the market closes. There are little bars serving a glass of wine with oysters, wonderful wine shops, quality butchers, and the bread shops selling specialist Provencal bread.

Rue d'Antibes

Much of the shopping in Cannes centres around Rue d'Antibes, known as the Oxford Street of Cannes. While the haute-couture designer shops line the Croisette, the Boulevard d'Antibes offers several more moderately-priced French brand names. For the teens and twenties buyer, there's Kookai, Pimkie and Sinaquanone and La City; fashionistas will like Tara Jarmon; businesswomen will find chic professional wear at Gerard Darel and more casual items at Blanc Bleu and Agnes B

Rue Meynadier

For low-key shopping head towards Rue Meynadier which has souvenir shops and boutiques, as well as some good restaurants. It is more affordable than the Rue d’Antibes and you can also buy some great gourmet foods in the local emporiums including wine, olives and pastries.

Au Bureau

  • Telephone. 0033 04 93 68 56 36
  • Web Address.
  • Address. 49 Félix Faure, Cannes


Great for a late night meal, much of Au Bureau is given over to a bar area. It has a slightly pubby feel to it, and the food is quite eclectic, but generally very good. There is a resident DJ, and later on in the evening there is quite often dancing in the lounge bar area.

Aux Bon Enfants

  • Address. Rue Meynadier, Cannes

A tiny restaurant with a limited set menu, but very popular and serving good quality food. In business for over 60 years, the cuisine is traditional and the restaurant offers a warm and friendly bistro ambience with extremely friendly service.

Côté Jardin by Christophe Ferré

Slightly away from the centre of Cannes (10 minute stroll from the Palais) this restaurant is definitely worth walking to. The quality of food is excellent, prices are very reasonable, and the staff are friendly. Booking is advised, they generally respond very quickly to messages sent via their Facebook webpage.

Telephone: 0033 (0)4 93 38 60 28

Address: 12 Avenue Saint Louis, 06400, Cannes

L'amandier de Mougins

  • Telephone. 0033 04 93 90 00 91
  • Web Address.
  • Address. Place des Patriotes, Mougins


It is well worth the drive to this restaurant (approximately 15 – 20 minutes). Arrive early if you can and wander around the lovely village centre before you sit down for your meal. The food is delicious, beautifully presented, and served by very friendly staff. It is very popular, so book in advance, and if it is warm ask for a table on the terrace, which has great views.

L'Assiette Provençale

This small restaurant is well located, facing the port. Of all the restaurants along this street, this is our favourite - great French food, at reasonable prices. Booking is advised, essential during the congresses. There is no children’s menu, but the owners are more than happy to prepare simple meals such as fish or steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Telephone: 0034 (0)4 93 38 52 14

Address: 9 Quai St Pierre, 06400, Cannes

La Cave

  • Telephone. 0033 04 93 99 79 87
  • Web Address.
  • Address. 9 Boulevard de la République, Cannes


Very popular with local residents, this is another very small restaurant, so make a reservation if you want to be sure of a table. With a bistro ambience and classic cuisine, as well as an extensive wine list, a meal at La Cave is both enjoyable and filling.

Le Caveau

  • Telephone. 0033 04 93 39 06 33
  • Web Address.
  • Address. 30 – 45 Rue Félix Faure, Cannes


This restaurant has a pleasantly old-fashioned feel, and specialises in local fish & seafood and has an excellent wine list

Le Petit Paris

  • Telephone. 0033 04 93 38 88 60
  • Address. 13 rue des Belges, Cannes

A small yet very popular bistro with very good quality food & friendly staff.

Le Rendezvous

  • Telephone. 0033 04 93 68 55 10
  • Address. 35 Rue Felix Faure, Cannes


Despite the front-line location, they serve a very reasonable 3 course set menu for 26.80€, which offers a good selection of great food – especially the desserts! Glamorously refurbished, there is a small open air terrace upstairs in the warmer months.

Le Suquetan

  • Telephone. 0033 04 93 99 20 10
  • Address. Place du Suquest, 6 Rue Saint-Dizier, Cannes

Another tiny restaurant in the Suquet – serving very good value lunch of traditional French cuisine. Le Suquetan's minimalist decor of red benches and grey walls belies the traditional French cuisine de grand-mère, which includes foie gras and good salads.

New York New York

A large restaurant, ideally located close to the Palais, with a good selection of food and an excellent cocktail bar. Well run by efficient and friendly staff - one of the few restaurants in Cannes that serves food all day. Perfect for large groups, but also for families as children are made very welcome.

Telephone: 0034 (0)4 93 0678 27

Address: 1 Allée de la Liberté, 06400, Cannes

Palme d'Or

  • Telephone. 0033 04 9298 7414
  • Web Address.
  • Address. Hôtel Martinez, 73 La Croisette


Prepared using the finest local produce, Chef Christian Willer's elaborate creations are served on the specially designed, 1930s-style tableware, and it has an excellent wine list to match. You can enjoy gourmet cuisine with a distinctly Provençal flavor in equally attractive surroundings; a bright, sunny dining room with windows on three sides and the added bonus of a fantastic sea view from the terrace. This is an expensive restaurant, but they often have very good lunch time deals that are worth trying. Lunch Tuesday to Saturday - 12:30 to 14:00 Dinner Tuesday to Saturday - 20:00 to 22:00


  • Telephone. 0033 06 20 67 04 30
  • Web Address.
  • Address. 28 rue du Commandant André


Open from 8.00am – 2.30am, Pastis offers breakfast through to night-time aperitifs. There is a good selection of salads, sandwiches, omlettes, pizzas, pastas, all of good quality.

Iles de Lérins

A visit to Les iles de lerins, less than half an hour’s boat trip away across the bay from Cannes, will bring you to some beautiful unspoilt beaches. The "Iles de Lérins" are the islands of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat. The Ile Saint-Honorat has a Mediterranean coastal forest of native pine, eucalyptus and cypress trees. It was on the island of Sainte-Marguerite that the “Man in the Iron Mask”, made famous by Alexandre Dumas, he spent eleven years in the prison of the Isle of Sainte-Marguerite.

Palm Beach

The beaches of Palm beach are a little walk from the Croisette but have a completely different atmosphere from those on the Croisette, here the beach is more family orientated as the waters are very shallow. This area is also fantastic for watching kite surfers.

Plage du Casino

The public beach near to the Palais des Festival at the Western end of the Croisette spans from the Hotel Majestic to the end, near to the Vieux Port. The area closer to the Majestic and the volley ball can become very crowded in the summer months so it is best to head down to the other end for a more relaxing day in the sun.

Plage du Martinez

  • Web Address.
  • Address. 73 boulevard La Croisette


This is one of the more famous private beaches, and is the biggest on La Croisette. The rich and trendy of Cannes come here for lunch, to sunbathe and hang out . If you're feeling more energetic there's parasailing; helicopter rides; waterskiing; sailing; wind-surfing; and scuba diving on offer.

Plage Publique

  • Address. La Croisette (near to the Carlton Hotel)


This public beach area is open from 1st June to 30th September, from 08.30 to 18.30 daily. The benefit of this section of public beach is that you can rent deck chairs and sun umbrellas for a reasonable charge. There is a kiosk in the Croisette within a very short walk where you can buy food & drinks

Plage Royal

  • Telephone. 0033 04 93 38 00
  • Web Address.
  • Address. La Croisette


The Plage Royal is a restaurant with private beach. Sun beds are available to hire (18€ whole day / 15€ half day) and there are changing and washing facilities inside the club. You can have a meal at the restaurant or you can arrange for lunch to be served on the beach. It is worthwhile booking your sun beds if you want a spot in the front row of overlooking the sea, as they get full very quickly.

Riviera Beach

  • Telephone. 0033 49 33 97 220
  • Web Address.
  • Address. Boulevard Jean-Hibert

This is one is one of the more reasonably priced private beaches and the most popular with the locals. You can play some beach volley ball; take a swim; or rent a sunbed so you can sunbathe and relax. There is an excellent lunch-only restaurant on the beachfront, which sells delicious seafood at reasonable prices. This beach is a great place for the whole family to have some fun in the sun and is open September to June everyday from 10h00 - 16h00; and July to August everyday from 09h30 - 20h30

Disco 7

  • Telephone. 0033 4 93 39 10 36
  • Web Address.
  • Address. 7 rue Rouguiere

gay & straight bar


  • Telephone. 0033 06 18 097 028
  • Web Address.
  • Address. 15 rue des Frères Pradignac


restaurant & lounge bar

Le Baôli

  • Web Address.
  • Address. Port Pierre Canto, Boulevard de la Croisette


bar & restaurant

Le Cat Corner

  • Address. 22 rue Macé

Currently one of the trendiest clubs in Cannes!

Le Jimmy'z

  • Address. First Floor, Palais de Festivals, 1, boulevard La Croisette


night club

Le Zanzibar

  • Address. Boulevard Jean Hibert

Gay Bar

Les Coulisses

  • Telephone. 0033 04 92 99 17 17
  • Address. 29 rue Commandant André



Loft Lounge

  • Telephone. 0033 06 21 023 749
  • Web Address.
  • Address. 13 rue du Docteur Monod (above Tantra)


  • Telephone. 003 06 20 794 681
  • Web Address.
  • Address. 13 rue du Docteur Monod


restaurant & club

The Love

  • Web Address.
  • Address. Hôtel Noga Hilton, 50 La Croisette


Night Club

Why Not?

  • Address. 8 rue des Freres Pradignac


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