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Cannes and the Lérins Islands

Designed for both adults and children, the Cannes and the Lérins Islands full-day tour is a wonderful day out for friends, couples, or families, a chance to experience the many facets of Cannes.

Spend the day in the company of your guide discovering the many facets of the famous coastal city of Cannes. Get an early start to the day to browse through the Marché Forville, one of the region’s best food and flower markets. Stroll along the glamorous Croisette, with its luxury designer boutiques and legendary Palais des Festivals, site of the famous annual Cannes Film Festival. Climb the winding cobbled streets to Le Suquet, the old town, to take in the splendid view over the city and Mediterranean Sea, then return to port for your 20-minute public ferry crossing to the Lérins Islands: Île Sainte-Marguerite, the site of the Fort Royal, the famous prison where the Man in the Iron Mask was held captive during the time of Louis XIV; and Île Saint-Honorat, home to the Abbaye de Lerins Monastery. Owned by Cistercian monks since the 5th century, the monastery complex is also a working vineyard.

  • Suggested Destinations: Cannes, Îles de Lérins
  • Suggested Sites: Marché Forville, Palais des Festivals, Abbaye de Lérins


Forville Market

The city's oldest and largest standing market, selling everything from local fruit and olives to fresh sliced hamone.

Luxury Shopping at the famous Cannes Croisette

Visit la Croisette to start your luxury shopping day in the natural habitat of the wealthy jet-set, right next to Bay of Cannes. This lovely palm-lined promenade is a dizzying array of high-end designer shops. Cannes has the largest concentration of luxury shops per m2 in France.

The Provencal charm of the Suquet village

Take a break in the beautiful typical lovely provencal French village. France has its very unique charming villages where every encounter makes you smile.

Lérins Islands

The Lérins Islands consist of two main islands, reached by private boat. The largest, Ile Sainte-Marguerite, harbors hidden coves, tidal pools, and beaches and is crisscrossed by a network of well-marked walking trails.

Just over three-quarters of a mile long and less than half a mile wide, tiny Ile Saint-Honorat is home to the Abbaye de Lérins, where 20 Cistercian brothers live a life of solitude tending acres of vineyards from which they make award-winning wines.

Text author: CNN Travel

Our mountains

Discover and connect with the incredible nature of Esterel massif by hiking, biking, walking, parachuting, paragliding, & flying in/over this beautiful scenery. Breath-taking views, century trees, particular red rocks.


Nautic Activities

You will have plenty of opportunities to discover our Mediterranean wonderful sea treasures while snorkeling at the underwater Cannes museum, Scuba diving, paddling, parasailing, wakeboarding or simply fishing & chilling on a Catamaran.

Create Your Own Perfume

In an elegant workshop, guided by a professional nose, in the splendid lands, let your creativity blossom to invent your very unique own perfume. Gallimard works for luxury brands.

Family Activities

On the French Riviera, you will find plenty of activities from horse riding, tree-climbing adventure parks, Marine Land entertainment parks, and laser games. Let us know what are your personal & family hobbies.

  • Aquasplash Waterpark: 30 exceptional attractions and slides - with Balinese VIP area.
  • Fun city: Giant Playground 1100 m2 dedicated for kids up to 12 years old.

Wine Tasting

Explore Saint Honorat Island: Delve into the monk-inhabited Abbey and savor the rich history of its vineyards, wines, and liqueurs.

Clay, Ceramic & Pottery

Ceramic Atelier with Jean Michel Glasman: Unleash your creativity, merging art with clay!

Drink, Play, Eat

Le Hive Bar - Cannes: Dive into a haven of fun with a side of delicious, original cuisine!

Challenge your friends with numerous board games in Cannes' go-to spot for good times and even better company. A game night like no other awaits you!

Chocolate Workshop

Choco Mon Amour, Nice:  A delightful chocolaterie offering classes & ateliers. Dive into chocolate-making, from bars to intricate delights. Book your Saturday treat!

The Art of Craft

Cultura Mandelieu Craft Workshops: Dive into creativity: From mosaic & modeling to jewelry making, paper crafts, and more. Choose your passion and craft away!

Art Initiation

Watercolor Landscape Workshop with Laure Barontini:  Master drawing techniques, delve into framing, perspective, color interpretation, and more. Experience a real-time watercolor demonstration, with a focus on light and shadow. Get hands-on guidance to bring your landscape to life!

Glass Blowing

Experience the artistry of the Mediterranean at

Verrerie de Biot. Embroider molten glass using age-old techniques and create fiery masterpieces that capture the essence of the Riviera. 


La Villa Archange

A cozy little venue with old wooden floorboards and big comfy armchairs – the ideal setting to sample chef Bruno Oger's cuisine. Breton by birth, he has adopted the Mediterranean as his home, and now concocts inspired seafood dishes drawn from Brittany and the French Riviera… Abalone from the island of Groix seared with artichokes rubs shoulders with Brittany lobster, followed by a lemon dessert of citrus fruits, bloody orange sorbet and olive oil. A table d'hôte in the kitchen provides the opportunity to glean insights into the culinary process. Also the official chef of the Cannes Film Festival, Bruno Oger has cooked for many an A-lister: Uma Thurman, Robert De Niro and Audrey Tautou... Confirmation, if any were needed, of his credentials.

Location: Rue de l'Ouest, Le Cannet, 06110, France

*Monday & Sunday Closed. 

La Guérite

Located on the island of Sainte-Marguerite, away from prying eyes, it's a little corner of paradise bordered by the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, accessible only by boat. The perfect spot for a lunch with your feet in the sand, where you can share in Chef Yiannis Kioroglou gourmet peregrinations in the shade of the cane arbour or under a pine umbrella. 

The pleasure continues with a game of pétanque in the garden or a lazy session on one of the deckchairs on the beach, with a breathtaking view of the whole Bay of Cannes.

Location: Cannes - Île Sainte-Marguerite, 06400 Cannes, France

La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison Cannes is located in the heart of Cannes' legendary Palm Beach. With a panoramic view from Cap d'Antibes to the Lérins Islands, La Petite Maison Cannes is a restaurant with a contemporary and singular design. In the kitchen, flavors are orchestrated by Chef Yiannis Kioroglou, who honors these sunny recipes from lunch to dinner. 

Here, elegance and attention to detail come together perfectly. What's essential at La Petite Maison Cannes is warmth, conviviality, sharing and a true sense of family.

Location: Palm Beach, Pl. Franklin Roosevelt, 06400 Cannes, France


Greek cuisine is based on common products to all the Mediterranean basin: vegetables off the sun, olive oil, fruits and seafood. Rich in flavors, Greek cuisine is always a delight regardless the season. It is the right time to discover the traditional dishes of Greek cuisine for your greatest pleasure!

Greek gastronomy brings to mind a light, sunny and diverse cuisine, with the good taste of olive oil and iodine accents, prepared with a lot of love that reminds us of the conviviality of holidays.

Location: 3 Rue Emile Négrin, 06400 Cannes, France

La Villa Archange Bruno Oger

A member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux family, as well as of the association Les Grandes tables du monde, the gastronomic restaurant La Villa Archange invites you to enjoy double-starred cuisine in an original, refined, warm and delicate setting.

In fine weather, a tree-lined inner courtyard lets you enjoy the fresh air.

Location: Rue de l'Ouest, 06110 Le Cannet, France

Le Baoli

A High-class restaurant in the heart of Port Canto, Bâoli welcomes you into a green area with authentic decoration. 

A gastronomic cuisine combining Asian and Mediterranean tastes that will astonish your senses through its innovative flavors and textures. From appetizers to dessert, our Chef Rémi Solaz will sweep you off to a tropical atmosphere surrounded by palm trees.

Location: Port Pierre Canto, 1 Bd de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France


The legendary luxury hotel, which celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2023, now has its own marble-clad restaurant with a superb terrace overlooking the Croisette. In an opulent-feeling dining room where white meets black, the tables set with Gien porcelain are in line with time-honoured tradition of French table arts. The chef's table opposite the open kitchen also draws the eye. Everything else meets the standard set by your surroundings: Mediterranean cuisine made from top-quality local and seasonal ingredients, the calibre of service, with meat and fish cut at your table. 

Location: Carlton Cannes, 58 boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes, 06400, France

Astoux et Brun

Known for sourcing some of the freshest local seafood for over a hundred years.

La Môme

6 Impasse Florian, Cannes

+33 4 93 38 60 95

La Palme D’or

73, la Croisette 06400, Cannes

+33 4 92 98 74 14


La Plage 45

With your feet in the sand, enjoy a moment of freshness on the private beach of the Grand Hôtel de Cannes.

On the Croisette, a few steps from the Palais des Festivals, La Plage 45 welcomes you to its trendy restaurant.

After tasting its Mediterranean delicacies, sunbathe on the beach or on the pontoon. Deckchairs, parasols, Balinese beds and leather beds ensure comfortable moments under the sky of the Côte d'Azur, by the sea.

Location: 45 Boulevard de la Croisette - 06400 Cannes

La Plage Du Festival

Treat yourself to a gourmet and refreshing break in a chic and relaxed atmosphere. On the program, lunch with your feet in the sand, relaxation on a deckchair and swimming in the azure waters of the Mediterranean.

Let yourself be carried away by the magic that unfolds at the end of the day, when the sunset transforms the colours of the place and the dishes are replaced by cocktails. Here you can dine in front of the reflections of the sea or sip the cocktail of your dreams in an idyllic setting.

Location: 52 Bd de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France

O’Key Beach

The first beach on Boulevard du Midi, O'key Beach is an ideally located beach, a stone's throw from the Croisette and the city center of Cannes.

Our chef and his team have designed a menu based on revisited Italian cuisine. 

Exceptional cocktails by our Barman, to be enjoyed at the table, or with your feet in the water.

Location: 1 Bd Jean Hibert, 06400 Cannes, France

Barrière Beach The Majestic

Facing the Lérins Islands, the Plage Barrière Le Majestic is the perfect place to indulge your sporting desires and relax. Classic and innovative water sports: wakeboarding, pedal-boating, buoys, water-skiing, paddle, seat, banana boat and parasailing. Cocktails, gourmet delights and musical evenings. Festive moments by the sea.

Location: 10 Bd de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France


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Cannes Film Festival

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