Tourism in Cannes and its surroundings
Cannes is an ideal destination, one of a kind, as it perfectly combines myth and authenticity.
Magic and glitter with the famous Palais des Festivals, with the image of celebrities and stars as always, the glamorous Croisette, the convivial places known from all over the world. Picturesque charm of Cannes with the old town Suquet district and the surrounding villages... Immerge yourself between the clear blue sea and sky, the Esterel Massif and the colourful Mediterranean with Pines and Cypress trees from Provence.
The Hotel Best Western Premier Collection Le Mondial is the starting point for your short day escapades or evening getaways towards unforgettable moments.
What can we visit in Cannes?
Stroll in Cannes
- Rue d'Antibes: The shopping street is the beating heart of the downtown Cannes, offering the incessant spectacle of its shops of all kinds, its lively and colourful markets between seasonal fruits and vegetables and flowers. Close to the Palais des Festivals et de Congrès, Croisette and the beaches at the same time, rue d'Antibes is the image of Cannes, vibrant.
- Quarter of Suquet : This is where it all began, at the top of Mont Chevalier hill where you discover the remains of the Castle Medieval with monks of the island of Lérins and the tower of Suquet which still looks great. Stroll through the narrow alleys below, where each corner reveals a unique point of view, where the colors of thier facades play with the sun over the hours.
- Church of Our Lady of Hope
- Place de la Castre
Favorite: Climb the 109 steps of the Suquet tower and enjoy a 360 ° panorama over Cannes and its region.
The world famous Croisette is a long promenade along the Cannes bay, lined with palm trees and pines. Along your walk from the Palais des Festivals which hosts the famous Cannes Film Festival every May, take a moment to admire the casinos, palaces, luxury shops and stunning residences over the 2 km stretch.
The magnificent examples of Art Deco architecture look out over stunning, sandy beaches with the Iles de Lérins and turquoise waters of the Cannes bay as a backdrop.
Each more beautiful than the others, superb sailboats like luxury yachts going head to head along the quays of the port of Cannes, one of the oldest port in the Côte d'Azur, a few minutes away from the Best Western Premier Collection Le Mondial.
To witness the most beautiful rigs in the world, do not miss the Royal Regatta, which is held every year throughout the month of September, old sailing ships and traditional yachts compete against each other in the splendid bay of Cannes.
La Malmaison Art Center: a former private mansion which hosts exhibitions of artists from 20th to 21st centuries.
Musée de la Castre or Musée des explorations du monde: All the beautiful collections on display take you on a travel to the four corners of the globe.
Museum of the Iron Mask and Fort Royal: located in the fort of Îles Sainte-Marguerite (Lérins Islands), the Museum owes its name to the most famous prisoner in French history who was imprisoned there for eleven years. Today it is dedicated to Marine and Terrestrial archeology.
The local area, on land
The authentic charm
Valbonne: a few kilometres from Cannes, is an attractive village - you'll notice the different pace of life, and unusual architecture, laid out on a grid formation, which is usually found in the villages of the South-West of France.
Mougins : Among the pines and cypress trees, perched among the heights of Cannes, Mougins is brimming with art galleries. This charming Provençal village is a haven for artists. It was home to Picasso, who lived there for the last twelve years of his life.
Grasse: The "capital of flowers and perfume", is a colourful town, typical of the region, which enjoys magnificent views of the Cannes shoreline. Follow your nose around legendary perfumeries such as Fragonard, Galimard and Molinar on your visit to this medieval city.
Film Festival: every May, it is the global meeting place for all the international stars of cinema and elsewhere. Rhinestones , lights, spotlights ... The red carpet is waiting for you.
Jazz Festival: a must-see for all amateurs and Boeotian’s. Open-air concerts in the mild summer, jam session at the end of the evening, everything is there to celebrate Jazz.
Midem: The international recording and music publishing market is the largest trade show of its kind in the world. It has been held in Cannes since 1967.
Mipim (real estate), Mapic (commercial real estate) Miptv (audiovisual): Palais des Festival de Congrès hosting major events and trade shows all year round
Beaches and shores
The Iles de Lérins: Jewels of the Cote d'Azur
Opposite the bay of Cannes and the Massif de l'Estérel, the islands of “Iles de Lérins” are home to perfectly preserved natural environments, with preserved coves and a rich history. Discover these exceptional sites considered the pearls of the Mediterranean, during your stay at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Le Mondial in Cannes
Covered in pines and eucalyptus trees, it is dominated by the royal fort which now houses the Musée de la Mer. Many exceptional preserved little coves offer an idyllic change of scenery, just 15 minutes from Cannes.
Smaller but just as charming, the Ile de Saint-Honorat is steeped in history: Saint-Honorat abbey, which holds a special place in Christian history, is blissfully quiet and peaceful.
Beaches and shores
Located between Italy and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, Cannes is also a famous seaside resort with nine beaches. Wild beaches, sandy beaches, rocky or pebbles beaches, easy-to-access beaches, private or public beaches, all offer you a change of scenery and the sweetness of life on the Côte d´Azur a few minutes from the Hotel Le Mondial.
Mandelieu la Napoule: The postcard of this seaside resort is superb between the turquoise waters of the sea, the massive red of Estérel and the wooded side of Tannero
Juan Les pins: Less than 10 km from Le Mondial hotel in Cannes. The seaside town of Juan –les –Pins boasts with magnificent beaches, a rich historical heritage and remarkable museum (Picasso Museum)