Tourism in Cannet

On the heights of Cannes, a glamorous seaside resort on the French Riviera, Le Cannet is appreciated for its privileged location two kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea. In just a few minutes, you can walk along the steps of the Palais du Festival, in the footsteps of the greatest movie stars or stroll along the Croisette. During your stay in Le Cannet, you will also be able to discover new water activities: sea walks, kayaking, pedal boats, scuba diving… Nature is also very present, and you can explore the hinterland by car, motorbike, on foot or by bike. Le Cannet is only 15 kilometers from Grasse, the capital of perfumes.

The remarkable architectural heritage also promises fun and educational visits and excursions. The unusual La Tour des Danys bridges the gap between our times and the region’s particularly rich historical past: also called the House of the Brigands, it was erected by the monks of Lérins and was used to close the entrance to the town on the road to Cannes. The Villa Le Bosquet, famous for its botanical garden, overlooks the sea. You can also visit the Bonnard museum, dedicated to the painter of the same name.

Your stay on the French Riviera will also be an opportunity to discover a tasty gastronomy, influenced by neighbouring Italy: the stalls of the region’s markets are overflowing with sun-drenched fruit and vegetables, which are part of the composition of many regional specialties to be discovered in restaurants or to be cooked with family or friends, for lunch or dinner in a convivial atmosphere.

The Bonnard Museum

In the heart of the town of Le Cannet, this museum is the only one in the world devoted entirely to the work of Pierre Bonnard, painter, engraver, illustrator, sculptor, decorator who lived astride the 19th and 20th centuries. The visit of the museum will allow you to discover many works of the artist who settled in Le Cannet in 1922 and did not leave it until his death in 1947. Exhibitions are regularly organized in the museum’s rooms.

The French Riviera nearby

Le Cannet is located near the Mediterranean Sea. You will be able to multiply the activities, land side or sea side. Swimming or scuba diving in the morning, hiking, escapade in the hinterland or museum visit in the afternoon, before dinner on the seafront? Discover the many possibilities offered by this very popular tourist destination.