Cannes, famous for the Cannes Film Festival in May, actually has a huge amount to offer in the other months of the year too. Situated on France’s Cote d’Azur, many peoples enduring image of the city is of glamorous stars posing on red carpets and the sweeping sandy beach of the bay, yet this is France’s second most important city for both tourism and commerce after Paris.
During May, the Cannes Film Festival causes the self catering holiday apartments in Cannes to become even more highly valued by visitors, as the events and parties last long into the evening, so the flexibility and privacy provided by a private rental is priceless.
Cannes is a play-ground for the rich and famous as well as discerning holiday makers from around the world, and the fine restaurants which have emerged in Cannes stay open all year round, and exquisite shopping is common place from a Cannes holiday apartment, mainly centred on the Rue d’Antibes and the glamorous Croisette.
Unfortunately much of Cannes beach is privately owned, but there are two public stretches available, which do get relatively crowded during the summer months. If you are staying in Cannes accommodation for any length of time, it is certainly worth discovering the beaches of Plages du Midi just outside town towards the town of La Napoule.
The old centre of town, Le Suquet, is, for me, the most interesting part of town, where small wooden fishing boats still ply their trade among the enormous luxury yachts. The walk to the 11th century tower at the top of Rue Saint Antoine is defiantly worth the climb, as the views and restaurants which line the top end of the street are spectacular.
Nice lies 30minutes by train from Cannes, and is the capital of the French Riviera. Nice, like Cannes, is a luxurious resort, where appearances are paramount and top class restaurants, boutiques and glamorous boulevards line beautiful, sandy beaches.
Monaco is a further 20 minutes from Nice. A day trip to Monaco from a Cannes holiday rental villa is an ideal way to spend a day, where you can admire some of the most luxury yachts in the world, or test your luck at the famous Monte-Carlo Casino.
From May until the end of October, average daily temperatures in Cannes stay above 20?C, peaking at around 27?C in July and August. With yearly low temperatures remaining above 13?C, there is never a bad time to investigate the exquisite shopping, restaurants and luxury of Cannes holiday accommodation.
Nice International Airport (NCE) receives cheap flights daily from a vast range of airports all across the UK, making a Cannes beach villa or holiday rental apartment within a leisurely days travel. easyJet provide the best range of cheap flights to Cannes.