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Day Trips from Cannes

Where to go from Cannes? Cannes is not only a fascinating place to explore in its own right but it makes a great base for day trips throughout the French Riviera. Whether your pleasure is hilltop villages, islands, gastronomy or cobblestoned villages, you can reach it from your base in Cannes. Every destination on the French Riviera is accessible from Cannes but following are the closest places:


The Picasso museum, Provencale market, luxy Cap d'Antibes and 16th-century ramparts make Antibes well-worth a visit. More.
Travel time from Cannes: 30 minutes


Biot window
This little village is an esthetic treat enhanced by the blown glass for which it is famous. More.
Travel time from Cannes: 20 minutes

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Named as one of France's "most beautiful villages", Gourdon has a spectacular setting and a wealth of charms tucked into its medieval streets. More.
Travel time from Cannes: 45 minutes


Grasse by Ivan Mattieu
Known as a center of the perfume industry, Grasse is also a regional economic center with a decidedly vintage look. More.
Travel time from Cannes: 30 minutes

Ile de Lerins

Ile St Honorat
The islands of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat are the most visited islands in this archipelago off Cannes. Ile Sainte-Marguerite is the larger and also houses the fort where The Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned. Ile Saint-Honorat is the home of a working monastery. Both islands are carpeted with pine forests and bordered by beaches.
Travel time from Cannes: 15-20 minutes.

It's got a lot of polish for an old hilltop village and the dining is first rate. More.
Travel time from Cannes: 15 minutes

Saint Tropez port
This sexy sun & sea destination is a photo op for celebrities in the height of summer but flashes a Provencal smile all year. More.
Travel time from Cannes: 45 minutes

St Paul de Vence
St Paul du Vence
One of the region's most delightful walled hill towns and definitely the most visited, St Paul also boasts a first-rate contemporary art museum. More.
Travel time from Cannes: 30 minutes

Tourrettes-sur Loup
Ramparts enclose the 15t-century streets and the view over the surrounding hillsides is unforgettable. More.
Travel time from Cannes: 45 minutes

Related Pages

Cannes Travel Guide

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