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Glamour at Cannes holiday lettings

Oft-mentioned in the same breath as A-listers and Hollywood stars, Cannes and its glitzy casinos can't help but be cool. Once just a sleepy fishing village, the rise and rise of the Cote d'Azur made this a jet setter hub. Cue purring Porsches on every corner. Cue haute fashion boutiques by the bucket load. Cue Michelin-starred restaurants and yachts that shimmer and glimmer along the quays. Cannes holiday rentals can get you rubbing shoulders with the celebs on the pine-studded beaches this year, or perhaps even jostling with the crowds at the world-famous Cannes Film Festival in May.

History

Historic sites near Cannes holiday homes

Cannes has a long, rich history that’s showcased in its heritage sites and museums. Holiday homes can be found near places like Musée de la Castre, a 19th-century museum with Riviera landscape art, musical instruments and ethnographical items in a medieval tower, and Abbaye de Lérins, a historical 11th-century monastery on an island. You’ll also enjoy Musée de la Mer, an underwater archaeological display within a historic seaside fort.

Things to do

Sightseeing near holiday homes in Cannes

Even after the film buffs have departed Cannes in May, the glitzy character of this cinematic city remains. The Palais des Festivals et des Congres – the home of the festival – stays open, offering guided tours and exhibits that chronicle the past history of the big event. Jet setters still strut their stuff on the sun-splashed La Croisette promenade, and the Allee des Etoiles du Cinema is still marked by the handprints of countless stars. And there are casinos worthy of James Bond, from swish Barriere on the seafront to Palm Beach Casino hidden behind.

Activities

Fun things to do near Cannes holiday homes

For many, Cannes is now a byword for the huge and uber-prestigious international film festival that takes place here every spring. Attracting the cream of Hollywood and cinema maestros from across the globe, it sends the town's cocktail bars and casinos into overdrive. At other times of the year things will be quieter – though not much. Swap the Silver Screen for adventures through the enchanting maze of streets and bistros that is Le Suquet – Cannes's old quarter. Or, hop on a yacht charter and make for the secluded island of Sainte-Marguerite and its empty bays of blue-green water.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Cannes holiday homes

Its 11 hours of daily sunshine makes Cannes a real hit during the summer – this is the heart of the French Rivera, after all. Cannes holiday rentals with pools or doorstep access to the beaches of the Cote d'Azur could be the perfect choice then – just be sure to come between June and August to get the hottest temperatures of all. Spring, in May, is another top time to visit. That's when the prestigious film festival draws celebs and artists from all over the world to the promenades and casino halls.

Natural features

Cannes – A jewel of the Cote d'Azur

Cannes spreads its glamourous wings around a wide bay on the French Riviera. It really is as handsome as you'd expect, with hills clad in pine forests rising in the background and lines of swaying palm trees casting shade over shingle-sand beaches closer to home. There are plenty of places to go to escape your Cannes holiday rentals and get a taste of the wild Cote d'Azur. The Massif de l'Esterel is the obvious choice, its rugged slopes of red porphyry rock are dotted with oak groves and deep ravines. Or there's the Iles de Lerins, rising from the Med just across the bay.

Beaches

Top beaches near Cannes holiday rentals

Cannes boasts beautiful beaches that cater to all tastes and interests. Holiday homes are available near places like Plage du Midi, a city beach with spectacular mountain views and nearby amenities, and Croisette Beach Cannes, a vibrant stretch of beach near the iconic seaside boardwalk. You could also visit Palm Beach Cannes, a lively beach area with a casino and opportunities for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Cannes

The nearest airport is in Nice (NCE-Cote d'Azur), located 12.5 mi (20.2 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cannes Station, Cannes-la-Bocca Station and Le Bosquet Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cannes?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,601 holiday lettings around Cannes. From 1,310 villas to 6,189 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cannes?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cannes:

  • Cannes City Centre: 1,752 holiday homes
  • Californie Pézou: 3,462 holiday homes
  • La Bocca: 1,834 holiday homes
  • Le Suquet: 1,059 holiday homes
  • Pointe Croisette: 2,305 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cannes?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cannes. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cannes Harbour: 16,249 holiday lettings
  • Promenade de la Croisette: 16,094 holiday lettings
  • Cannes-la-Bocca Station: 16,307 holiday lettings
  • Palace of Festivals and Conferences: 16,252 holiday lettings
  • Cannes City Hall: 16,290 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cannes listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Cannes?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 1,310 Villas in Cannes. Our other popular types of Cannes holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 6,189 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 1,283 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 85 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cannes?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4,062 holiday homes with pool available in Cannes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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