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Cannes at a Glance

High powered and high fashioned Cannes has luxury beaches covered in bronzing bodies, upscale shopping and celebrity sightings. Whether you're here for a fashionable vacation among the rich and famous, or simply to check out the Cote d'Azure, Cannes will seduce you with its warm sun and beach town vibe. 

You can't miss multiple strolls of Cannes' beach promenade, La Croisette. During the day, the promenade offers great people watching as well as views of the sparkling Mediterranean water. At night, the lit-up boardwalk is a romantic place to wind down. In the very early morning, you might see joggers and roller bladers working up a sweat before the crowds.

Cannes is a great place to dine. Fabulous upscale dining opportunities and world famous chefs make the dining scene special. Even if you're looking for more casual fare, fresh olives, ripe tomatoes, specialty cheese and plenty of crusty baguettes can make any meal special. 

What to Expect
High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Major Airports
      • Regional Airport Cannes-Mandelieu Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter France if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. Contact a French consulate office to learn more about travel requirements. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Railroad Gare de Cannes
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Cannes has warm, mild winters and balmy, Mediterranean summers. 

      Safety Concerns Cannes is a safe city for tourists. Stay safe by using common safety precautions such as protecting your passport in a hotel safe and avoiding flashing cash. Keep to safe, well-lit areas at night. 

      Health Concerns Cannes has limited health concerns and clean public drinking water. Be sure to stay well hydrated and avoid becoming overheated. Despite Cannes' reputation as a fashionable tanning area, it's a good idea to protect your skin from the sun.