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Located in the heart of Cannes, on the rue d’Antibes, and at 150m from the famous Croisette, we are the perfect choice for business and leisure stays. Refinement, serenity, wellbeing, efficiency, gastronomy is for you to enjoy. For the business travelel we have direct access to the 1 auditorium, 3 meeting rooms less than 10 steps away for the entry door to our building: Just outside your door you have within steps access to a wide variety of world class restaurants, bars, and SPAs - all of these combining contemporary design and high technology in a Zen atmosphere which allows both work and relaxation.
Experience immaculate Croisette accommodation right on the world famous shopping street of Rue D’Antibes behind the Carton Hotel with exclusive beach concessions, glamorous yachts and designer boutiques, CANNES is in many ways the definitive Riviera resort of popular fantasy. It's a place where appearances count, especially during the film festival in May, when the orgy of self-promotion reaches its annual peak. The seafront Palais des Festivals is the heart of the film festival but also hosts conferences, tournaments and trade shows throughout the year. Despite its glittery image Cannes works surprisingly well as a big seaside resort, with plenty of free, sandy public beaches away from the famed plage de la Croisette.
There is FREE WIRELESS INTERNET in the unit.Free access to washer and dryer in the building.Bed-Linens, Bath-Linens, Iron, Ironing-board, Alarm Clock.
There are metered parking outside on the surrounding streets. There is free parking at night-time after 6pm.
You do not need a car in Cannes since the public transportation such as subway and local buses are very affordable and easy to access.
You can walk to most places or pick up a cab. Please let us know if you need any assistance in renting a car.
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There’s nowhere quite like Cannes
It is a trendy destination. A holiday location prized by the great and good of this world. There may be others! But there’s something about Cannes that makes it unique. It has a soul. Quite simply because it is steeped in history dating back nearly one thousand years. A history made from numerous fragments that it has preserved intact. In 1915 it was classified as a seaside resort by ministerial decree. These fragments are often scenes of daily life. A “pointu” fishing boat coming into the port, a market stall in Forville, a lane in the Suquet district, a game of pétanque on the Place de l’Etang a stone’s throw from the chic buildings on the Croisette, a climb up the steps of the Palais. These fragments are also its small architectural treasures. Precious, mediaeval or Belle Epoque stones. Some shine ostentatiously such the palace hotels on the Croisette, Fort Royal on Sainte-Marguerite, Abbaye de Lérins on Ile Saint Honorat, the Tour Carrée in the Le Suquet district, the Russian church at the entrance to Californie district.
The Croisette, with its luxury boutiques, palace hotels and Palais des Festivals, has bestowed prosperity and international fame on Cannes. But the city has not forgotten its popular origins. Le Suquet (Suquet district) and the Vieux Port (Old Port) continue to embody Provencal authenticity in the very heart of the most cosmopolitan of cities. Indeed, there might be more yachts and motorboats moored at the Quai Saint-Pierre, birthplace of Cannes’ first port, built in 1838, than fisherman’s boats. However, the latter have not forgotten a thousand year old tradition: fish is still caught out in the Bay of Cannes. To prove it: visit the richly laden stalls of the Marché Forville. Inaugurated in 1870, these canvas-covered constructions were quickly nicknamed the “belly of Cannes”, so important was their place in the daily life of the Cannes people.Come and taste fresh products with Mediterranean flavours in our restaurants next to the beach.Light and airy spaces between sun and sea which promise serenity and intense pleasure.The best address in Cannes
Cannes, a top rank international destination
For several decades tourism has developed a strong cosmopolitan nature. Located 25 minutes from Nice international airport, it is the city of festivals and conventions, a paradise for shoppers, the capital of the 7th art and a tourist city par excellence boasting extraordinary facilities. If Cannes today is one of the global capitals of tourism and business trips, it also boasts an extraordinary natural setting, but also a long tradition of welcoming visitors, successfully combining professional skills and technical infrastructures to make the city a trusted and attractive destination. The natural beauty of the place, combined with a comprehensive range of accommodation, including top end hotels in its Old Port, on its famous Croisette, or its old town with its Italian flavour, or Rue d’Antibes. where luxury and elegance combine, are all assets which make Cannes an unbeatable destination. The main
business tourism city after Paris, it has built its reputation on know-how and top end amenities which make it a competitive destination loved by some of the biggest international events.
PLENTY OF BEACHES - 33 beaches in Cannes:
Bijou PlagePlage de la Croisette N° 3 - L' Ecrin Plage Boulevard de la Croisette N°4- Plage du Soleil Boulevard de la Croisette N°5 -Les DunesPlage de la Croisette N° 6 - Z Plage73 boulevard de la Croisette Plage du Martinez N°7
Seaside PlagePlage de la Croisette N°8 - Miramar Beach64 boulevard de la Croisette N°9 - Croisette BeachBoulevard de la Croisette N°10
“Do you want to discover Cannes? Get up at 5am and come fishing with us in the bay of Cannes! “ Maurice, a fisherman in Cannes for 30 years.
A maritime facet not to be missed: Kite surfing, rafting, parascending, pedalos, jet skis, diving or just walking on the beach…The Big Blue has something for everyone
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Le îles de Lérins – BEAUTIFUL MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS TO VISIT
The îles de Lérins islands offer visitors intriguing walks, an astonishing combination of nature, history and spirituality.
A short boat ride from the Croisette, opposite Cannes Bay, the Lérins Islands are a welcoming sight. Enjoying an unspoilt natural setting, these beauty spots in the Mediterranean offer visitors a unique combination of flora and fauna as well as an unusual history that includes the mysteries of the Man in the Iron Mask and the calm of Cistercian monks. There is a lot to explore and the boat is waiting: come on board !
Le Suquet – OLD TOWN
The hill of Le “Suquet” is the birthplace of Cannes. We advised you to start the visit in the old town. You can reach the old city by different routes, on steep roads intertwined with sinuous and picturesque staircases where the pedestrian is king. Visit the ramparts, the Musée de la Castre, the Tour Carrée and the church. Admire the view over the city, the port, la Croisette and the Lérins Islands. At the foot of the old city lies the bay of Cannes with the Forville market and the typical shops around (butchers, charcuteries, fishmongers, bakers, cellarers…). Facing Le Suquet, the Old Port, the oldest part of which, the “Quai St Pierre”, dates back to 1838, and welcomes the old rigs and yachts.
The Royal Regattas'departure takes place from this port, in September.
Fort Royal. The origin of this vast complex of fortifications dates back to the 17th century with the construction of the first château. It was occupied by the Spanish during the 30-year War who made it into a citadel. Returned to France, it became a State Prison then Vauban, the most famous of the Louis XIV’s military engineers, made it into one of the most beautiful forts on the Mediterranean coast. However, the building owes it current fame to another contemporary of the Sun King: the famous Man in the Iron Mask. For a quarter of a century, the fortress has housed the Musée de la Mer (Sea Museum).
Searching for a spiritual retreat? or just fancy a 100% nature break? Head for Saint-Honorat , the smaller of the two lérins isla nds . People come here to enjoy the peace and quiet, tranquil walks by the sea, smell of the eucalyptus, sound of bird song or the cicadas in the pines. They make wine in Cannes. And what’s more, it’s rather good! It’s the work of the monks at the Abbaye de Lérins on the Ile de Saint- Honorat who planted eight hectares of vines: chardonnay, clairette, syrah, pinot noir, mourvèdre.
Thermal Cures, Thalassotherapy or Spa ... What if you decided to treat yourself?
Cannes is a natural well-being destination thanks to its mild climate, the sunshine, the beauty of the landscape and its location on the Mediterranean sea. Tha sea being a living and beneficial element, Cannes offers you to test these specific treatments, rich in trace elements to restore your energy, your muscle tone, peace and calmness. You will also discover various ways to revitalize your body or simply to relax. Fresh water treatments, massages, sauna or hamman, you are sure to find the good treatment to suit you!
“Forget film. Cannes is a festival of fashion.” Paulo Coehlo, novelist
It combines luxury, pleasure and good life. It constantly reinvents itself, providing each visitor with the finest luxuries of the day.
Shopping : famous and luxurious brands
High fashion and famous ready-to-wear clothing, jewellers, tanning shops, perfume shops, beauty parlors, decoration stores and art galleries ... between Rue d'Antibes and the Croisette, nothing misses in the realm of the luxury to compete with Paris, Milan, London, New York or Dubai. The most famous French and international brands are represented in Cannes: Cartier, Rolex, Chopard, Dunhill, Bulgari, Boucheron, Fred, Chanel, Dior, Lacroix, Hermès, Vuitton, Lancel, Céline, MaxMara, Escada, Lolita Lempicka, Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Cannes Shopping Festival
Lifestyle is honored with, every day : street animations, shopping, relaxation and dream, multibrand parades, showrooms on the theme of « fashion and beauty » and « after-parties » in the festive places of the city. This open-to-all event brings to light the shopping offer of Cannes, and is, during the Easter weekend, the opportunity to discover the destination for the French and foreign tourists. Over this period, the partner hotels propose privileged rates for any stay reserved during the Cannes Shopping Festival.
“Did you know? France’s first tennis court was built in 1879 in Cannes by Sir Thomas Robinson Woolfield
Tennis, horse riding, golf, water sports or winter sports? Whatever your preferences, Cannes is a delight for the eyes, with its fabulous scenery as a backdrop for your favourite sports.
Indeed, as all Cannes residents will tell you: there are no better beauty products than the sun and the sea. The city is basically one great open air spa. The preferred treatment of devotees of farniente: as dawn approaches, when the air becomes more tender, is simply to rest awhile on a chair on the Croisette, overlooking the beaches, gazing out across the bay and the Iles de Lerins. Bathing in nature, beauty, life to recharge your batteries, relax.
Cannes is home to nearly one hundred beauty institutes offering the know-how of the greatest cosmetics laboratories. The offer is varied and original with no less than 3,000m² of thalassotherapy treatment in Cannes since 2009.
Indeed Cannes cultivates its nautical prowess all year round with its five ports (Saint-Pierre old port [650 moorings], Pierre Canto port [598 moorings, the first European port built specifically for yachting], Pointe Croisette port, Moure Rouge port and Béal harbour) and numerous water sports centres dotted along its shoreline. They offer jet skis, wake boards, stand-up paddles, sailing, diving or parascending to discover the Coast and the Iles de Lérins from a different perspective.
Mediterranean blue might be the colour that dominates Cannes’ sporting life but another color regularly competes for the starring role: green. It comes in a bright, well-tended variety on the ten golf courses around the city of Cannes. Less than 20 minutes from the city, they stretch from the Bay of Cannes-Mandelieu as far as Valbonne-Mougins’ plain along the Grasse upper basin.
In the summer, the pontoons on La Croisette, Boulevard Jean Hibert and the ‘Plages du Midi’ are centres for towed water sports. If you are an experienced water skier or a beginner, if you would like to try parasailing, wake board, etc… pontoon operators will be delighted to arrange an outing. Most of the pontoons operate on weekends in June and September from 10 am to 6 pm and every day in summer from 10 am till around 7 pm. Discover all the best addresses in Cannes : Boats, catamarans, surf boards, kayak etc for hire... Boat hire without permit, daily or weekly hire, sailboats for a ride out to sea with skipper, towed water-sports, kite surf, stand up paddle, diving, swimmingpool...
A break after shopping, after work or during a romantic stay. Enjoy the spas on offer in some of the best hotels in the city of Cannes. CANNES CINEMA “What is striking about Cannes is its enthusiasm, love for cinema” Clint Eastwood – Actor, director “Cannes is above all a staircase: a staircase which is easy to climb…difficult to descend.” Claude Lelouch, director, producer Museums or festivals, ancient civilisations or avant-garde artists, dancers, actors, musicians form the local area or further a field.Topping the bill are international stars such as Iggy Pop, Suzanne Vega, Liza Minnelli… Plus rising young talents of French variety and world music, theatre classics and light comedies, folk ballet and contemporary dance. In all, over forty events – music, dance, theatre, humour…. – take place in succession from September to April. One thing is certain: in terms of culture, the city has a vibrant program all year round! Discover the best addresses in Cannes!
Festival de Cannes
It is a planetary event lasting a dozen days, covered by a total of 4,500 journalists, representing 1,000 print press media, 300 television channels, 200 press agencies, 150 radio stations. Only the Football
World Cup and the Olympic Games fare better! Obviously there is the endless spectacle on the Croisette. The famous climb of the steps every evening is an enchanting, universally photogenic ceremony. Decked out in the most beautiful jewels of the day, dresses from the greatest fashion houses which, sometimes, leave nothing of the perfectly formed legs of those that wear them to the imagination, the most glamorous stars of the day climb the steps with a slow, elegant gait towards the Auditorium Louis Lumière at the Palais des Festivals, the pinnacle of achievement coveted by all film professionals. Discover the Festival! Gourmet FOOD
“The cuisine of Cannes is like a slice of sunshine on a sea blue tablecloth” - Stéphen Liégeard, French writer and poet (inventor of the expression Côte d’Azur)
A gourmet facet not to be missed: Try a Cannes speciality, Lérina liqueur, produced on the Iles de Lérins on île Saint Honorat.The dolce vita demands fragrances that make you salivate, flavours to tickle your taste buds. Emotions, pleasures, a sense of well-being that can be experienced at the table of numerous Cannes chefs. These culinary maestros do have a great advantage: the cuisine of the South. It is based on secular traditions and, above all, unrivalled local produce. Here, the tastiness, aromas, freshness of its vegetables makes a simple salad a joy. Olive oil provides taste and lightness. The Mediterranean is a gourmet’s delight with its bass, giltheads, sea bream and mullet to be savoured with a glass of Provence white or rosé. A wonderful food and wine combination!With more than 300 different establishments, Cannes enjoys a bountiful restaurant offer. Quality and quantity in equal measure!The recipe for “Cannes happiness”? A white, sandy beache, a sunny terrace, a sea breeze and fine cuisine. One of Cannes’ great specialties is restaurant dining by the water’s edge. The beaches along the Croisette are typical of the Boulevards du Midi and Jean Hibert - synonymous with seaside relaxation and culinary pleasure. And we mean more than just a basicsalade niçoise or breaded escalope. Here, it’s real cooking! Discover the best addresses in Cannes!If you enjoy the experience of new flavours in gourmet restaurants, which strive for excellence and purity of taste, of discovering small authentic restaurants. You will find everything here to help you find pure pleasure.
316 places are listed, from bistros to wine bars, not forgetting the trendy establishments with foreign specialties and world cuisine. From an aperitif on the streets of the Suquet to the beach restaurants along our magnificent Bay of Cannes, these establishments are determined to offer you the warmest of welcomes.
A whole range of night time activities are on offer in THE city of the French Riviera. Cannes is THE city of Festivals.All year round it hosts a series of great events. Sporting, cultural, leisure, evening: an events programme of dazzling diversity.
Every year it hosts numerous professional events and a multitude of corporate events. Its recipe for success? An exceptional setting, a unique concentration of shops, hotels and restaurants plus one of the most beautiful congress infrastructures in Europe. A legacy of the Palais Croisette, the Palais des Festivals connects the Croisette to the Old Port. An idyllic setting that few competitors can boast: by the sea and in the heart of the city!
Le Festival International des Jeux - February
Le Cannes Shopping Festival - April
Performance d’acteur - June
Jumping international de Cannes - June
Plages Electroniques – July
Festival International de la Pyrotechnie – July/August
Nuits Musicales du Suquet – July
Jazz à Domergue – August
Festival Pantiero – August
Festival de l’Art Russe – August
Festival International de la Plaisance – September
Régates Royales Regates Royales -Septembre
Vendanges de Cannes – October
Festival International de Danse – November (biennial)
CANNES CULTURE - MUSEUMS:
A cultural facet not to be missed: The Musée de la Mer on the Iles de Lérins, on Île sainte Marguerite, opens the doors to the cell of a prisoner who is both famous and misunderstood: The man in the iron mask
A cinema facet not to be missed: A photo on the famous steps of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes, after following the route of the stars on the Croisette.
1. Musée de la Castre et sa tour carrée
Located in the hills of Old Cannes, in the ruins of the medieval château of the Lérins monks, and where the Tour Carrée (the castle keep) and Chapelle Sainte-Anne are classified as historicalmonuments, the Musée de la Castre overlooks the Croisette, the bay and the Lérins Islands. A series of small rooms surrounded by gardens display collections of art by local painters anditems from Oceania, the Americas and the Himalayas, plus a wealth of Mediterranean antiquities and pre-Colombian ceramics.
July-August 10am to 7pm - October-March 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.April-June & September 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm. Closed Mondays from October to June.Place de la Castre - Le Suquet Suquet
2. MUSEE DE LA MER
The Maritime Museum is located in the oldest part of the Fort Royal on Sainte Marguerite, a listed historic monument, overlooking the sea and surrounded by pine and eucalyptus forests. You can explore the State prison and the cell of the Man in the Iron Mask where the mysterious prisoner was imprisoned for eleven years, the murals and also the underwater archaeological finds from the Roman wrecks.Landing stage: Quai Laubeuf - Fort de l’île Sainte-Marguerite.June - September 10am to 5.45pm - October - March 10.30am to1.15pm and 2.15pm to 4.45pm - April - May 10.30am to 1.15pm and 2.15pm to 5.45pm.Closed Mondays from October to June. Fort de l'Ile Sainte Marguerite
3. Centre d'art la Malmaison
Situated on La Croisette, La Malmaison now hosts three major exhibitions a year. It regularly pays tribute to renowned painters such as Matisse, Ozenfant and Picasso, for whom the French Riviera was an infinite source of inspiration, and internationallyrenowned 20th- and 21st-century artists such as Miró and César. The intimate setting and the charming proportions of the rooms in the house ensure that these prestigious contemporarycollections are displayed to their best advantage.
Closed Mondays - July to mid September: 11am to 8pm. Mid-September to mid-April: 10am to 1pm and 2 to 6pm.47 la Croisette
Espace Miramar is located on the ground floor of the former “Palais Miramar” hotel on the corner of Rue Pasteur and Boulevard de La Croisette. It is a cultural venue for temporaryexhibitions dedicated to photography and the visual arts.
Free admission from 2pm to 6pm.Closed Mondays.Boulevard de la Croisette
GETTING HERE - ARRIVAL TO CANNES
Located in the heart of the Côte d’Azur, Cannes is easily accessible by any means of transport.
Located 27 km from Nice Côte d’Azur airport, Cannes can be reached in less than 30 minutes. Nice Côte d’Azur, a major gateway to Southern Europe, serves 90 destinations with direct flights, and welcomes almost 50 airlines. http://en.nice.aeroport.fr/ Shuttles run between the airport and Cannes in around 45 minutes: Departure from the airport at 8h00 and 9h00, then every ½ hour until 19h00 and at 20h00.
210 line – Rate: €17.50. Return: €28.50. Tel. : + 33 (0) 4 93 39 11 39 Toll free: 0800 06 01 06
Cannes-Mandelieu airport is used for general business and tourism aviation. The economic and touristic vitality of the region has made Cannes-Mandelieu the second business airport in France after Paris-Le Bourget. Located 15 minutes from Cannes city centre and the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes, the airport directly links the city with the major European cities.
Cannes is linked to all major European cities by road. The city is connected by the A8 motorway, “La Provençale” (exit Cannes La Bocca or Mougins/Cannes), from Aix en Provence to the west and Italy to the east.
A few examples of distance in kilometres: Paris 950 km – Milan 320 km – Geneva 630 km – Barcelona 670 km – Rome 710 km - Munich 810 km – Brussels 1220 km – Amsterdam 1400 km –
The Route Napoléon (N85) from Golfe Juan to Grenoble, traces the historic route taken by the Emperor on his return from the island of Elba in 1815. By train
The city of Cannes has excellent connections via TGV, Corail train and express train which link it to all French regions and the major cities of Europe. This means of transport is a great way of discovering the spectacular scenery along the coast, at the feet of the Massif de l’Estérel with its steep red rocks. A few examples of journey times: Cannes/Toulon: 1h15 - Cannes/Marseille: 2h - Cannes/Aix en Provence: 3h15 - Cannes/Lyon: 4h and Cannes/Paris: 5h15.
The TER (regional passenger railway) covers the whole region from Saint-Raphaël to Monaco, via Antibes, Biot, Cagnes sur mer, Nice, Villefranche sur Mer.
By sea The boat casts anchor in the bay of Cannes, passing near the Iles de Lérins, where passengers will disembark in the heart of the city, at the foot of the Colline du Suquet.At the end of the jetty in the old port of Cannes, between the 2 lighthouses, is a public helipad. Rate for landing or takeoff, indicative: €65 exclusive of tax Contact: Heli Partner Tel. : + 33 (0) 4 93 39 25 56
GUIDED CITY TOURS of CANNES
The staff of the Cannes Tourist Office invites you to discover the treasures of one of the most exposed to the photographer's flashes and focus on its cultural, architectural and factual wealth along an unusual pedestrian route. Brightened up with anecdotes, historical and unusual facts, this visit of the City of Cannes will allow you to discover “2,000 years of history in Cannes!”. Price: €8 per person – free for children less than 12 years old (1 free ticket for 3 tickets purchased). Duration of the visit: around 2h. Minimum of 5 people and maximum of 25. You are highly advised to purchase your tickets in advance at the Tourist Office of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrés de Cannes 7 days a week from 9 am to 7 pm– from November to February from 10 am to 7 pm, and in July and August from 9 am to 8 pm.
GUIDED TOURS of Le Palais de Festivals CANNES
Le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes awaits you, with its famous staircase, its stars hand prints on the Esplanade Georges Pompidou, and the legendary home of the Cannes Film Festival. You will visit different auditoria, the “Ambassadeurs” gala room, the terraces where you will admire a magnificient view overlooking the old city, the old port, the Boulevard de la Croisette and the Lérins islands. The visits of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes are organized on a regular basis (around 2 to 3 times a month.) Price: €3 per person. Free for children less than 12 years old. Duration of the visit: 1h30. (Attention! many steps!) Minimum of 5 people and maximum of 25. Tickets on sale only the day of the visit, at the Tourist Office of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes, from 2 pm. Open daily, 9am to 7pm March to October. 10am to 7pm November to February, 9am to 8pm
GOLF ‘Whether you are a beginner or experienced player, you can try the most beautiful 18-hole courses around Cannes.
There are 10 golf courses only a few kilometres from La Croisette so you can savour the pleasure of playing as much as you like in beautiful natural surroundings... The Golf Festival… is in Cannes!’ 1. Golf Old Course Cannes Mandelieu
Founded in Mandelieu in 1 891 by Grand Duke Michael of Russia,the Old Course is the oldest golf course on the Côte d’Azur. On its level fairways shaded by umbrella pines, near the sea, every moment feels like a privilege, whether you play the 18-hole Old Course or the 9-hole Grand Duc. Golfers particularly enjoy takingthe boat across the Siagne river to go from one part of the courseto the other. To top it off, the magnificent Normandy-style clubhouse is always ready and waiting to welcome them for lunch. (About 7 km from Cannes.)265 Route du Golf 06210 Mandelieu-la-Napoule 2. Royal Mougins Golf Club
The Royal Mougins Golf Club is a private course just 10 minutesfrom Cannes. From 1995 to 1998 it hosted the Cannes Open, oneleg of the European professional tour. French golfer Thomas Levetis among those who have triumphed here. In a stunning natural setting with no fewer than eight lakes linked by streams and waterfalls, its 18 holes are varied and technically challenging. Theon-site Royal Mougins hotel is a refined haven of peace providing
access to the driving range and the sumptuous Royal Spa. (About9 km from Cannes.)424 Avenue du Roi 06250 Mougins 3. Golf Cannes Mandelieu Riviera - Barbossi
Avenue des Amazones 06210 Mandelieu-La-Napoule 4. Golf Country Club Saint-Donat
In Riviera golfing’s “golden square” near Grasse, Saint-Donat offers skilled players a demanding course to pit their wits againstand thrills them with the beauty of its holes, some of which are
literally vertiginous. Opened in 1993, it was designed by RobertTrent Jones Junior, who skilfully integrated it into the relief of a lovely landscape providing natural protection. Its 18-hole course and compact 9-hole one fulfil all golfers’ expectations. (About 12 km from Cannes.)270 route de Cannes 06130 Grasse 5. Golf Country Club Cannes Mougins
This first-class 18-hole golf course with a driving range is tuckedaway in the Valmasque forest near Mougins. It’s protected by woods, intersected by a river and has a number of water hazards.
For 14 years, the Club hosted the Cannes Open professional tournament. Among others, Greg Norman, Severiano Ballesteros and Ian Woosnam have triumphed here. Since 2010, it has been home to one leg of the European Senior Tour, the Cannes Mougins Masters, when other golfing legends uphold its réputation for excellence. (About 12 km from Cannes.)175 Route d'Antibes 06250 Mougins 6. Golf Club d'Opio-Valbonne
This golf course created in Opio in 1966 is laid out in the middleof 220 ha of beautiful, natural grounds and is packed with history,
even having a Gallo-Roman aqueduct to prove it ! The 18-holecourse is technically demanding and pleasingly undulating, winding through a typically Mediterranean landscape. Streams alongside the fairways and big old trees make it refreshingly cool on hot summer days. The on-site 4-star Château de la Bégude hotel, in an extensively renovated 17th-century bastide, invites you to prolong the pleasure for a few nights or longer. (About 17 km from Cannes.)Route de Roquefort -les-Pins 06650 Opio 7. Golf de la Grande Bastide
This golf course at Châteauneuf, near Grasse, has stunning panoramic views of this picturesque village and Opio. The 18-holecourse, opened in 1990, boasts a bold modern design offering
broad fairways and greens well protected by numerous bunkersand water hazards. Depending on which tee you start from, it offers plenty of challenges for experienced players but is also suitable for beginners. (About 25 km from Cannes.)
761 Chemin des Picholines 06740 Chateauneuf-Grasse 8. Golf le Claux Amic
A delightful place on an estate dating from the 17th century, the Claux Amic golf course is ready to welcome golfers again in summer 2012, following a major renovation. Close to Grasse, the course is overlooked by the first rugged highlands prefiguring the Alps. Technically and physically challenging, it boasts stunning views of Cannes Bay, the Lérins islands and the Massif de l’Estérel. (About 27 km from Cannes.)
1 Chemin des 3 Ponts 06130 Grasse 9. Golf de Terre Blanche
Terre Blanche, at Tourrettes in the neighbouring Var department,gives experienced golfers an opportunity to tackle some reallytough challenges. This luxury estate boasts two 18-hole championship courses, a coaching centre, a David Leadbetter academy, a Biomecaswing centre, a 5-star hotel and a spa, plus very highend residential properties. The two undulating courses are technically challenging and include splendid ravines and water hazards. (About 35 km from Cannes.)Quartier Saint Pierre 83440 Tourettes 1. Golf du domaine de Taulane
At La Martre, the 4-star Château de Taulane hotel looks out ontoscenery that features mountains rising up to 1 000 metres. Its 18-hole golf course is the first in France created by golfing championGary Player. The diversity of the holes, interspersed by numerous lakes, delight golfers of all levels. There’s never a dull momentplaying on this sober but original course that is superbly maintained. Swimming pool, sauna, hammam and jacuzzi add to the sense of bliss. (About 60 km from Cannes.)D6085 83840 La Martre
La Croix des Gardes
Walk up Avenue Jean de Noailles and you will arrive at the Croix des Gardes Nature Park and Forest, a recognised Sensitive Natural Site. La Croix des Gardes is right in the centre of the townof Cannes, less than 1km as the crow flies from the iconic Croisette. The 80 hectares of forest are now, for the most part, owned by the Coastal Conservatory, and managed by the Town ofCannes. La Croix des Gardes is the town's lungs, offering walkers a 360° view of Cannes. As you stroll through the forest, you will come across the path of the 5 belvederes (Maquis,Roquebillière, La Croix, Cèdre and Brougham), arranged to offer you different views over the Bay of Cannes, its islands, the Estérel Massif and the foothills of the Alpes d'Azur. You can also follow botanical trails through an arboretum featuring over 40 types of mimosa. Sporty visitors will enjoy the outdoor keep-fit trail. The 1.2-km circuit is dotted with exercise equipment.Free guided tours (minimum 8 people) Tel: 06 15 51 28 27Boulevard de la Croix des Gardes Avenue Jean de Noailles 06400 Cannes 2. Le canal de la Siagne
The Siagne Canal was constructed in 1868 to supply the town of Cannes with water. From its source at Saint Cézaire, it winds its way down a gentle slope through the hills of the hinterland, ending up at the peak of La Californie in Cannes. From Mougins to the observatory in Super Cannes, the canal runs underground, creating a wide footpath. The delightful views of Cannes from the top of Avenue Ziem right to the Route de Vallauris has inspired many an artist. Then, from Avenue Bellini, the route threads its way through mimosa and eucalyptus trees and giant agaves before ending triumphantly with a dazzling panorama of PalmBeach Point and the Lérins Islands. Many years ago, this was a favourite itinerary of winter holidaymakers. Starting point: upper car park on Avenue ZiemDuration: 1 hrParking haut de l'avenue Ziem 06400 Cannes