What to do
when it rains

If the sun shines all year round in Cannes, sometimes (but rarely) the rain invades the sky. Don’t panic, in Cannes the possibilities are endless, even when it’s grey and the rain never lasts very long. Discover our selection of activities to embellish your day without sun in the festival city.


a real artists' residence

La Malmaison or the Suquet des Artistes are recommended for lovers of contemporary art who will make beautiful discoveries during the exhibitions. They may even have the opportunity to meet one of the four artists in residence at the Suquet des Artistes.

A cultural visit

to a medieval castle

The Musée des Explorations du Monde at the top of the Suquet is particularly recommended for children who will surely be fascinated by the 19th century representations of Cannes or by the archaeological objects from all over the world that Baron de Lycklama bequeathed to the city in 1877.


a good film at the cinema

In the city of festivals, it is impossible not to stop at a cinema to see a film. The city has 4 large complexes and the Cannes Cinéma association offers themed evenings throughout the year.

Discover the legend

of the Man in the Iron Mask

The Museum of the Iron Mask and the Royal Fort on Sainte-Marguerite Island is a unique place that will appeal to the whole family.

It is possible to visit the cell of the Iron Mask, one of the most famous prisoners, the state prisons, to admire the wall paintings of Jean le Gac, and to discover the collections of terrestrial and underwater archaeology.


Cannes' gastronomy

through its restaurants

Thanks to the many restaurants in Cannes, it is possible to enjoy Cannes’ culinary specialities in all four corners of the city.

There are many good addresses and some are real institutions such as the Palme d’Or restaurant, the Maison Ernest or the Pizza Cresci.


local specialities

at the Forville market

The Forville market is an essential part of life in Cannes. The people of Cannes meet there to share the richness of their local dishes such as socca, courgette flower fritters or fish soup.

The rain will not disturb your visit to this super covered market.

Take shelter in a café

while it rains

The rain never stays for long in Cannes, so stopping at a café for a drink or snack is a good option. The town has a large number of establishments to welcome you for a gourmet break.

Go shopping

in the Rue d’Antibes

Rue d’Antibes is the most commercial street in Cannes. More than 800 shops line this 3 km long street which has become a must in the City of Festivals.

International brands as well as local addresses are to be found here and will delight shopping lovers.


the big shop windows and luxury stores

on the Croisette

The greatest brands of haute couture and ready-to-wear, jewellery, leather goods and luxury perfume, as well as art galleries, are installed on the Croisette.

Dior, Chanel, Armani, Céline, Gucci, Vuitton, Hermès, Cartier, Chopard…take advantage of the bad weather to discover the kingdom of luxury and elegance!