What to do in Cannes in 3 hours?

Discover our ideas for outings and activities

Are you passing through Cannes and want to know what you must see in the city? Whether it’s your first visit to the city or a new stop, the possibilities are numerous!

From the Croisette to the Suquet, not forgetting the Lerins Islands, we’ll guide you with our ideas for a lightning tour of Cannes!

A must in Cannes

The ascent of the steps, the path of the stars and the Croisette!

Don’t miss the walk up the steps

on the famous red carpet of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes

The steps of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès have been trodden by thousands of celebrities since the festival was founded in 1939. The rest of the year, anyone can pretend to be a star and come and walk up the red carpet.

This is definitely the photo to do in Cannes!

Walk of the stars

If Los Angeles has its “Walk of Fame” on Hollywood Boulevard, Cannes has its “Chemin des étoiles“. More than 300 actors, directors and the biggest stars of the cinema have left their footprints on the George Pompidou esplanade, a few metres from the Palais des Festivals.

The footprints of Angelina Joli, Leonardo Dicaprio, Quentin Tarantino and Whoopi Golberg can be discovered!

The Croisette
Walk along the most famous boulevard of the French Riviera.

If there is one thing to see in Cannes during a quick trip, it is the Croisette!

This magnificent boulevard lined with palm trees and pines runs along the Cannes coastline and its turquoise waters on one side, and the big hotels and luxury boutiques on the other.

Hungry for something to eat? Stop for a bite to eat in one of the restaurants on the Croisette or simply at one of the kiosks along the boulevard.

Take a helicopter tour of the Croisette
Cannes from the sky

Original and fast, the helicopter is an efficient solution to tour Cannes in record time!

Azur Hélicoptère offers several flight options: Cannes Croisette in 12 minutes or the discovery of the Esterel Massif in 25 minutes.

A must-do in Cannes is

to discover the Suquet and its secrets!

Beyond the festival and the glitz and glamour, Cannes is full of wonders. Far from the clichés of the city, come and discover the charm and authenticity of The Suquet, the historic city centre of Cannes!

Enjoy a nice walk in The Suquet

Located on the Mont Chevalier, the Suquet, which means “summit” in Provencal, is the oldest district of Cannes. With its cobbled streets and pretty coloured houses, the historic centre of Cannes is a small Provencal village full of charm.

Take the time to climb to the top of the Suquet hill to discover the best panoramic view of Cannes on the Place de la Castre!

Le Suquet des artistes

This former morgue is now a residence for artists who regularly hold exhibitions and can welcome you in this atypical building. A different way to discover Cannes, a land of culture and artistic welcome.

Come and discover local products at the Forville Market

Located at the foot of the Suquet hill, the Marché Forville is also a pleasant activity to do in Cannes. Open every morning except Monday, the market offers a multitude of fresh and local products. The ideal opportunity to discover local culinary specialities such as panisses, socca or pan bagnat.

Cannes in a different way

Discover Cannes with a greeter

Want to know what there is to do or see in Cannes? Call on the people of Cannes themselves!

Greeters are proud Cannes residents who love their city. These passionate people will give you a unique experience to visit Cannes and make you discover its secrets!

Looking for natural spaces?

Escape to the Lerins Islands!

Would you like to escape the hustle and bustle of the Croisette and the bustle of the city? Go to the Lérins Islands for a moment of escape and relaxation!

Two heavenly islands 15 minutes by boat from Cannes

A few kilometres from the Croisette, the change of scenery is astonishing. The Lérins islands offer an exceptional natural setting for rest and discovery.


Diving to the bottom of the water 

Visit the first underwater eco-museum

in France and the Mediterranean

Equipped with a mask and snorkel, anyone can swim a few dozen metres from the Sainte-Marguerite Island to discover the statues of international artist Jason deCaires Taylor. The British sculptor, known worldwide for his works and his commitment to the protection of the seabed, has created 6 works for the first underwater eco-museum in France and the Mediterranean.

This visit is easily accessible and free! So don’t hesitate to dive in!


Come and taste the monks’ wines on the island of Saint-Honorat

If you are looking for peace and quiet, you have come to the right island! The peaceful and tranquil atmosphere of Saint-Honorat is not due to chance as it has been home to the Cistercian monks of the Abbey of Lérins for several centuries. They produce quality wines on the 8 hectares of vineyards on the island. So come and discover the wines made by the monks of Lérins!

If you have 1 day in Cannes and you are a wine lover, book your vineyard and wine day in Saint-Honorat!