: Nice Aeroport
: Gare Maritime de Cannes
: Gare SNCF de Cannes
: A8 Junction Mougin 42
: Plage du Midi
Car: not necessary
Cannes is best known for its beaches, festivals and shopping but there is so much more on offer. Towns such as St Paul-de-Vence, Eze and Vence are famous for their artistic history, Grasse is renowned for its perfumes, Bandol and other wine appelations are found nearby. There is incredible hill-walking and rock climbing at Gourdon 40 minutes away.
There are numerous boat trips available which will take you to St Tropez, Les Iles de Lerins or de Porquerolles. Italy is only an hour's drive, San Remo is famous for excellent shopping (the market is on Tuesday and Saturday).
Down in Old Cannes, there is the Marche Forville where you can find fruit and veg, olives, cheese, meat and fish, and flowers. This is a must and a real French experience.
During the winter, skiing is less than 2 hours drive in Greolieres, Valberg, Auron and Isola so you can go to the beach one day, then skiing the next.