Festivals, Celebrities and Fun in the Sun on a Private Tour of Cannes, when in the French Riviera, there is no better place for its exclusivity and style. When you think of Cannes, you think of splendour, luxury yachts, top class seaside resorts, excellent shopping, mouthwatering cuisine in fine restaurants and somewhere to potentially have the most romantic holiday of your life.
The Cannes Film Festival began in the mid-1940's and has been host to some of the most famous celebrities and movie stars on the planet. This annual event has rightly earned the reputation for promoting and enhancing the art of filmmaking all around the world.
Should you visit Cannes during the lovely hot summer months, there are beautiful sandy beaches to bask in the sun while looking out onto the fabulous views and the calm Mediterranean Sea. Awash with history and culture there are lots of tours available from island hopping to the historic old quarter. Read More...
Custom Tours to the Palais Des Festivals Et Des Congres
The star attractions in the city of Cannes include the Palais des Festivals et des Congres. Famous for the Canne Film Festival, it is also used for many other significant events such as the G20 Summit. Another attraction is the Boulevard de la Croisette private tour which is considered to be one of the most fashionable and trendsetting streets on the French Riviera.
Take a sightseeing tour to Le Suquet, Old Town, the picturesque town is set on the hillside has kept its Old World charm. No matter what time of the year you visit Cannes, it is welcoming, and endeavours to be everything you hoped it would be during your stay.
Top 10 Things to See and Do in Cannes
Notre-Dame de l'Espérance
On a sightseeing private tour visit Notre-Dame de l’Esperance which was built during the 16th century and is the most important church found in Cannes. There are many remarkable features to this church and a mixture of architectural styles both inside and out. Many people have spoken of the peaceful feeling they got when entering the church. It is a memorable and remarkable place to visit.
The French Riviera (Côte d'Azur)
The French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) on a private tour is a district on the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France. It includes charming beach resorts such as Cannes, Saint-Tropez and the independent state of Monaco. A health retreat in the 18th century, the area later attracted many famous aristocrats, artists and 1960s jet-setters. Nowadays it is a popular holiday destination, connecting many coastal villages and towns.
Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival is the social highlight of the year in Cannes. Celebrities from screen and stage decent on the city for this unique event. The party atmosphere around the festival is fantastic, and if you are lucky, you might get to see your favourite celebrity up close at one of the many opening events. There are behind the scene Cannes private tours available, but you need to book well in advance.
Musée de la Castre (Museum)
In the historical district of Cannes take a sightseeing guided tour of Le Suqet and visit the famous Castle Museum. The exhibitions on show are unique and from all corners of the world. Many works of art from America, Colombia, Tibet and the Mediterranean are stunning. Famed for their musical instruments exhibit with pieces from America, Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean.
Private tours of Lerins Abbey Island trips will take you the most beautiful working Cistercian Abbey in the region. The monks housed in the Abbey are happy to guide you around and also offer you some spiritual advice and guidance. The ancient chapels and gardens surround the monastery are a beautiful sight and perfect for relaxing and recharging your spirit. The photo opportunities are on point with gorgeous panoramic views.
Le Suquet (Medieval Quarter)
Take a walk along the old quarter of Cannes called Le Suquet and left the busy promenades and streets of the city for a relaxing historical stroll. The charming old quarter with its cobbled streets, quaint stores and cafes is a lovely experience for any tourists on a Cannes city private tour. You can walk up the hill to Le Suquet or take the petit train which is a big hit with many locals and tourists alike.
The Valmasque Park custom tours will show you this beautifully protected area that is flourishing with plants, wildlife and birdlife! Take a hike around the lake, enjoy a picnic by the river or mountain bike through the forest. Visit the Fontmerle lake bird watching observatory, lotus flower pond or just explore the park and enjoy your time with family and friends.
While on your Cannes City escorted tour you will stop at the Vieux Port, built in the 1950'2 it is where you can look in awe at the outlandishly beautiful yachts that line the port. Owned and rented by many celebrities these magnificent yachts and cruisers when docked in the harbour will have you enthralled. This famous dock is a status symbol of Cannes and its people.
Book a Lérins Island tour and take the 20 minutes boat ride to this popular touristic island. One there you will feel a million miles away from the crowds of Canne. Famed as being the island where "The man in the iron mask" was incarcerated it has beautiful white beaches, a working abbey, vineyards and maritime museum. This is a lovely and unique day trip sightsee or just relax on the beach and watch the world go by.
Marché Forville (Forville Market)
The most famous Forville Market (Marché Forville) in Cannes a tour here is a must. The produce and shopping available here is great. The food market has fantastic food stalls so you can get a real taste of the diverse cuisine available in this region. The flea market has everything from antiques to book and vintage clothes and jewellery. You will find little treasure and gems here to take home as a reminder of your trip.
Travel Tips for Cannes
Best Time To Visit
Cannes can be your go-to destination all year round; there is something for everyone. If you are interested in the style, glitz and glamour of the movies, then May is best when the Film Festival is on. For relaxing sun holiday, the months of May to September are perfect. However, it can be very busy. December, January and February the weather tends to be mild and is ideal for private sightseeing tours.
Many think Cannes would be expensive, but it is like most modern cities, there are costly hotels and restaurant, but there are also excellent more reasonable options if you are on a budget. On average a tourist should plan for US$120 a day which will include your accommodation, all meals and refreshments. Local transport is good, but taxis are not too expensive. Private tours vary in price depending on the season.
Know Before Visiting
Before you travel to Cannes, research what private tours or sightseeing tours are available and pre-book any that you think you would like to do. That way you are guaranteed a place on the tour. Like everywhere in the world there are opportunist pickpockets so be careful when in crowded areas. It is advisable not to walk alone late at night in areas unknown to you.
Cannes has a typical Mediterranean climate, hot summers that are dry with a slight breeze at night and mild winters. The average temperatures during July and August are around 27 degrees Celsius. The temperatures in the autumn months are around 20 degrees Celsius which drop to 17 degrees Celsius in November. Winter temperatures range from 11-17 degrees Celsius.