Spoilt with a luxurious year-round climate and its very own airport dedicated to tourist and business travel, Cannes has become one of the trendiest destinations in Europe. Each year, red carpets are rolled out to welcome hundreds of celebrities to the famous International Cannes Film Festival. This is one of Cannes main attractions for high clientele however, it also draws in a lot of tourism for the seaside resort as tourists set out on celebrity spotting. Aside from the glitz and glamour of this two week event, Cannes boats a unique cosmopolitan character which appeals to many holiday makers throughout the year. Well known for its luxury boutiques and palace hotels, La Croisette promenade is a beautiful place to shop, stop for a drink or even just take a stroll. As you walk along this beach lined seafront, you will notice that Cannes shines to impress with wealth and glamour. Although this is not all this destination has to offer, as the city has not forgotten it Provençal roots.
Waiting to be explored above the walkways of Cannes lies the beautiful, medieval quarter of Le Suquet. Rich in history, gothic architecture, charm and tranquillity, Le Suquet offers a contrasting scene to the rest of the city and is perfect for those who want to discover the secrets of Cannes past, while taking in the stunning views over the bay. If planning on exploring the old town, a good starting point is from Vieux Port located in the heart of Cannes opposite the Palais des Festivals. For those early risers, head over to Allées de la Liberté on the North side of the port where the street is lined with the flower market, Marché aux Fleurs. For many, listening to the hum of supercars, gazing on superyachts, celebrity spotting, boutique shopping, old town wandering and exploring the Lérins Islands are all popular highlights of visiting Cannes. With so much to offer, it is easy to appreciate why this destination is so popular.