Destination guide

France's most iconic coastal town – 'Cannes' you dig it?

Ah, beautiful Cote d'Azur... is there any place in the world that's equally gorgeous and glam? Cannes is arguably the French Riviera's most well-known destination, due to its rep as a playground for the rich and famous, and, of course, its prestigious film festival. But don't be too quick to assume that Cannes can't be done on a moderate budget. Plenty of Cannes vacation rentals aren't bank-busters, and there are beaucoup options for dining, sightseeing and shopping to suit every budget range. Plus, it's totally free to swim in the sea.

Things to do

Feel like an A-lister on Cannes' famed red carpet

In the Le Suquet neighbourhood, admire art from the French Riviera from Musee de la Castre, perched atop a hill in a medieval tower. And feel like a Provence local when you shop at Marche Forville, a charming market with produce, cheeses, flowers and seafood. Get ready for your close-up on the famed, red-carpeted steps of Palais des Festivals. And take a boat to nearby Ile Sainte-Marguerite to explore Musee de la Mer, a historic seaside fortress with archaeological artefacts and a prison cell. Or take an afternoon to delight your nose in Grasse, the Perfume Capital of the World.


The party never ends – unless you want it to

With a balmy climate and little rain, you'll have many opps to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. The beaches along the Boulevard de Croisette are lovely, but be aware that some of them require reservations and even fees. The boulevard also has swanky upscale boutiques, waterfront dining and chic discos, plus casinos where the party never ends – unless you want it to. The Cannes Film Festival in May and the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in June really bump up the exclusivity and crowd factors, so booking Cannes vacation rentals during those months requires some extra planning and cash.


Thou shalt avoid Cannes during festival season

If you're not into rain and snow, you can't do much better than Cannes. Summertime is simply sublime, with temps in the mid to upper 20s, and long days of endless sun. Just remember: May and June are frenzied, with the festivals drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors. For a mellower getaway, book Cannes vacation rentals in late spring or early fall. Rain is most frequent in October and November, and during winter, temps hover in the low teens. The Mediterranean Sea is also a little chilly in the winter, so swimming's mostly a no-go at that time.

Natural highlights

Glamorous Cannes, where even its sand is high-end

Cannes sprawls along the Mediterranean Sea in the south of France, with hilly areas on either end of its coast. The beaches are full of sugary soft sand that's replenished regularly, but the seabed can get a little rocky, so bring those water shoes if you plan to swim. When you head inland, you'll start to see the lush green hills, flower fields and olive groves that make Provence such a pastoral place. While Cannes itself is pretty urbanised, you might spy a lizard, wild boar or marmot if you wander inland to Mercantour National Park.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Cannes

The nearest airport is in Nice (NCE-Cote d'Azur), located 12.5 mi (20.2 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cannes Station, Cannes-la-Bocca Station and Le Bosquet Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Cannes?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,387 holiday rentals around Cannes. From 6,053 flats & apartments to 1,303 villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Cannes is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cannes?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cannes:

  • Le Suquet: 1,001 holiday homes
  • Palais des Festivals - Old Port: 2,507 holiday homes
  • Riou - Petit Juas - Av de Grasse: 3,935 holiday homes
  • Cannes City Centre: 1,717 holiday homes
  • Californie Pézou: 3,399 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cannes?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Cannes. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Promenade de la Croisette: 16,157 holiday rentals
  • Ranguin (Station): 16,380 holiday rentals
  • Castre Museum: 16,365 holiday rentals
  • Mace Beach: 16,265 holiday rentals
  • Cannes Harbour: 16,142 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cannes listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Cannes?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 6,053 Condos/Apartments in Cannes. Our other popular types of Cannes holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 1,303 holiday houses
  • Houses: 1,236 holiday houses
  • Resorts: 75 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cannes?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,952 holiday homes with pool available in Cannes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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