French Riviera Walking Tours

WALKING TOUR IN CANNES OLD TOWN AND CROISETTE

Description

Cannes is one of the main destinations to discover the French Riviera.

Discovered almost « by accident »  in 1834 by the British aristocrat Lord Brougham, he launched Cannes with high society and contributed to its development to a very exclusive Winter resort. Today, Cannes is known all over the World thanks to its famous International Film Festival and its red carpet on the grand staircase of the Congress and Convention center.

But there is also the old town to discover, with its charming boutiques and restaurants and a beautiful panorama from the hill of Le Suquet.

Itinerary

Let’s start the Walking tour at the so-called Film-Festival-Palace and take some pictures at the famous staircase. We’ll continue then on the Croisette, the cosmopolitain boulevard where fashinable boutiques, luxury residences and hotels are facing the Sea.

On the way to the old town, enjoy the commercial heart of Cannes by walking along the Rue d’Antibes and rue Meynadier. Have a coffee at one of the numerous bars on our way (not included). Stop at the local food market Forville (open in the morning except on Mondays) before starting the smooth climb towards the Suquet from where you will enjoy a beautiful panorama of the city and its old port.

Walk then along the Quay St Pierre built in 1838 thanks to Lord Brougham in direction to the old port.

Possibility to extend the tour to the Lérins islands (Saint Honorat or Sainte Marguerite) by boat (ticket not included)

Saint Honorat: visit the this small island which has been for eight centuries the seat of the Bebedictine monks who governed Cannes an its surroundings and discover the remains of their fortified manastery. Try also some local products made by the monks still living on the island.

Sainte Marguerite: Possibility to visit the former royal fortress ordered by famous cardinal Richelieu and in which the mysterious « Man with the iron mask » was imprisoned from 1687 to 1698.

Price: 240€ per group (max 15 persons)

Included: Official licensed guide and live commentary

Excluded: personal expenses, public transport, entrance fees, boat tickets

Duration: Morning or afternoon tour (max. 4 hours)

Other walking-tours are available in Nice, Antibes, Saint Paul de Vence, Menton and Monaco