The Lérins Islands (îles de Lérins) are made up of two islands, Saint-Honorat and Sainte-Marguerite (a 20-minute boat ride away - shuttle service in the summer). It's the perfect place to spend a fun day by the sea or exploring the woods on the island. Don’t miss a visit to the fort (Fort Vauban) on the island of Sainte-Marguerite. Built in the 17th century, it became world-famous thanks to the mystery of the Man in the Iron Mask.
The island of Saint-Honorat with its monastery is home to a community of monks who tend their vineyards and sell their wine on the spot.
« La Croisette », Cannes’ famous seafront promenade is the place to shop for luxury goods. It stretches from the Festival Palace to the Palm Beach Casino. It is renowned for its grand hotels such as “the Carlton”. A stroll along the Croisette is quite delightful all year round.
The 3 km of the famous Croisette is lined with well-known haute-couture boutiques such as Chanel, Dior and Yves-Saint-Laurent, luxury off-the-peg brands like Armani and Céline, prestigious jewellers including Cartier, Chopard, Ferret and Fred, and luxury names in leather good such as Fendi, Gucci, Hermès, Vuitton, Ferragamo and Lancel, and also numerous restaurants and bars.
Antibes Street / La rue d'Antibes
The jewel in Cannes' shopping crown, parallel to the Croisette. Rue d’Antibes stands out because of its urban elegance accentuated by recent renovations. It vies with La Croisette, offering a myriad of beautiful shops: perfumeries, jewellers, florists, fashion boutiques, confectionery, tea rooms, beauty institutes and interior design shops. All of France's favourite High Street names are there.
Meynadier Street / La rue Meynadier
Since the 16th century, the Rue Grande, or Rue Meynadier, has been used by horses and carriages. Today, only pedestrians walk along it, following their desires on this busy shopping street where the butcher sits alongside the cheese maker and fashion is surrounded by local products. Allow yourself be seduced by its charm and captivated by the places that will lead you straight to the Suquet.
Provencal Forville Market / Marche Forville
The famous "marché Forville" is the place to buy flowers, local cheeses, fine olive oils, vegetables, all kinds of unusual mushrooms, fruit, fish, meat etc.