Hotels in Cannes
INDULGE AT OUR EXCEPTIONAL SPA HOTEL IN THE HEART OF CANNES
Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso Cannes is situated in the heart of the city, opposite the old quarter and its restaurants, bars and boutiques. Start your morning by exploring Cannes’ harbor side glory and glamor. Once the temperature rises, head to the hotel’s private beach or indulge in a sea salt treatment at the celebrated thalassotherapy spa. When the sun sets, the hotel’s rooftop bar will be ready to enchant you with its sweeping 360-degree views of Lérins Island, Esterel Massif and the Bay of Cannes. We host events regularly, so you’re more than welcome to dress up.
CANNES BOASTS COSMOPOLITAN CLASS
The elegant A-list city of Cannes is an unmissable seaside destination on the Côte d’Azur. It attracts a range of visitors; from regulars who return every year to tourists who are discovering the famous French Riviera for the first time. It is world-renowned for its International Film Festival, and this cosmopolitan city knows how to flaunt its charms. Cannes first rose to fame among high society in the 19th century, and it has retained its authentic character, somewhere between a traditional Mediterranean atmosphere and a more modern feel.
A BEAUTIFUL BREAK
Ideal for a weekend getaway, couples especially will love the Cannes way of living: decadent cocktails, stunning views, and the glamorous boutiques keep people coming back year after year.
OUR TOP 3 MUST-DO’S THIS SPRING
Welcome to the outstanding and always beautiful Cannes. Enjoy family friendly fun or taste your way through this stunning city on the French Riviera. The many must see sights will take your breath away as Cannes cannot help but impress.1. Forville Market
2. Antibe Land
3. Patisserie Intuition
Try something new in CannesCanneseries International Festival at the Palais des Festivals
Discover tomorrow’s talents as the Canneseries International Festival celebrates excellence in the tv series industry. Through dialogue and discovery, master classes, Q&A’s, as well as screenings of classic series this festival seeks to entertain and enlighten audiences. Highlighting tv shows from all over the world, Canneseries gives a voice to this increasingly popular art form just a 10-minute walk from the Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso Cannes.
- From 4 April – 11 April
- Free for all
Lose yourself in the warm charm of Forville Market in the heart of Cannes and enjoy a thoroughly authentic experience. Stroll through the market and visit its many stalls full of flowers, fruits, fish and other local produce. Find the terrace around noon and sip a cocktail with the locals, try some fresh oysters or other snacks and take it all in. Reach this colorful market very easily at any time as it is only a 6-minute walk from the Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes.
- Open daily 07:00 – 13:00 (Closed Mondays)
Go on an island adventure and explore the rich history and wonderful wilderness of Lerins Island just 15 minutes from Cannes by ferry. Follow the marked trails for beautiful botanical wonders and stop by the Batéguier pond and the Maritime Museum. The tranquility of this island is intoxicating and is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day. The ferry terminal going to Lerins Island is located in the harbor, right in front of the hotel.
- Adults: 15€, Children (5-10): 9.5€, Under 5: free
Spring holiday with kidsCamp Trappeur
Fun for the whole family awaits at Camp Trappeur where there are challenges for both kids and adults. Look out over Cannes coastline and the Tanneron mountains from outstanding vantage points and enjoy a full day of adventure and togetherness. The camp is also available for birthdays or other events for nature lovers. Getting to the Camp Trappeur will take you 15-20 minutes by car or Uber from the Radisson Blu hotel, or about 40 minutes by bus.
- Open Wednesdays and weekends 13:00 – 18:00
- Price depends on activity
Treat your family to a day of fun at Antibes Land amusement park and enjoy a wide range of entertainment, roller coasters, water rides and carnival games. Pace yourselves and explore this fun land of exciting rides and themed activities in your own time. Share laughs, feel the thrill at this French Riviera amusement park, and let loose with the whole family. The fastest way to reach Antibes Land from the Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes is driving, which takes about 30 minutes. If you do not have a car, you can walk 15 minutes to the Cannes train station then catch a regional train to the Biot station, less than 10 minutes’ walk from the amusement park.
- Opening hours: Friday 20:00, Saturday 17:00 and Sunday 14:00
- Admission is 2,5€ per person and rides are extra
Make sightseeing extra exciting for the whole family and explore Cannes with the help of inspector Rando, the Randoland mascot. With index cards turning the 1,8 km walk into a treasure hunt, kids between 4 and 12 will discover historical sights through fun riddles, making them guide explorers. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- The kit is available in French and English at the tourist office at 3€
Indulge this springPatisserie Intuition by Jerome de Oliveira
Fall in love with French pastry with a visit to Patisserie Intuition and taste some of the many delicious creations fashioned by the renowned pastry chef, Jerome de Oliveira. Compliment the delectable delights at the teahouse, Salon de Gourmandise and marvel at the chef’s beautiful Easter creations. This is also the ideal place to purchase tasty delights as souvenirs. From the hotel, a nice 12-minute walk along the Old Port will take you straight to the Patisserie.
- Open 10:00 – 19:00
Get your day off to an excellent start with a delicious brunch at the formidable Ecrin right next to Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes. The delectable menu showcases the best of high-end French cuisine and pairs it all with an exquisite view of Lerins Island that is particularly stunning at springtime. Dine by the water and awaken all your senses. From the hotel, bus n°8 takes you straight to L’Ecrin in just under 20 minutes.
- Brunch is served every Sunday (October to May)
For your stay at the Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso Cannes, you will be welcomed into a luxurious establishment dedicated to relaxation. You have access to the thermal baths and 2,700 m² of fitness equipment with a team of professionals at your disposal for care and treatments. To top it off, the Le 360 panoramic restaurant gives you the opportunity to sample local and international specialities with an unbeatable view of the town. At the heart of the home of thalassotherapy, Le Bio offers healthy meals which are the perfect accompaniment to your fitness programme.
A 19th-century boom
Cannes was built in the Middle Ages, and remained a small, modest town for a long time. However, in the 19th century, the Lord Chancellor moved here, attracted by the countryside of the Côte d’Azur and its wonderful warm climate. Following his lead, some of the English and French aristocracy started to move to Cannes’s warmer climes in the winter; you can still see their amazing villas today. Cannes’s popularity steadily increased, and it continued to develop around the business of seaside tourism with a prestigious clientele. In the 20th century, the creation of the Cannes Film Festival brought a whole new dimension, and international standing, to the city.
A varied heritage
The most famous image of Cannes is undoubtedly that of La Croisette and its famous steps which the film stars ascend during the Film Festival. However, the town is also home to a rich heritage which goes far beyond the clichéd images that many people imagine when they think of Cannes. Some of the must-see sights include Le Suquet, the name given to the old town, and its distinctive streets, the Lérins Isles and their fortified monastery, the Sea Museum and the Villa Domergue. Of course, La Croisette is still a special place for a stroll to experience the glitz and glamour of Cannes, particularly at sunset.
A city in the heart of the Côte d’Azur
Cannes has many assets which have made it one of the most popular seaside resorts for its wealthy clientele, one of which is the year-round warm weather. Its little ports, large bay opening out onto the Mediterranean, and the islands off the coast create a picture-postcard- scene where you can daydream and relax. Cannes is also a major city rich in activities and attractions, and is easily accessible by road and rail. The A8 motorway runs to the west of the town, and the D6007 runs along the seafront connecting you with other famous Côte d’Azur towns, such as Antibes, Cagnes-sur-Mer and Nice. Cannes train station is served by local and regional trains and the national express network of TGV trains.
La Croisette is Cannes’s famous promenade which runs along the seafront, and is a must-visit for your strolls around the centre of town. Running alongside the beach and bordered by pine trees, this pedestrianised boulevard offers beautiful views of the sea and the grand luxury hotels which form an integral part of the town’s fame. Locals, tourists and celebrities mingle in a friendly atmosphere. Finish your trip with a visit to Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, which you will recognise from its famous red-carpeted steps.
The Lérins Isles
A jewel in the crown of Cannes’s natural heritage, the Lérins Isles are an archipelago made up of two large islands, Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat, and three small islets. Sainte-Marguerite is home to a royal fort, where the Man in the Iron Mask was supposedly imprisoned in the 17th century. Saint-Honorat is famous for its magnificent fortified monastery, which has fantastic views of the sea and the Esterel Massif on the other side. You can get to the Lérins Isles by ferry in about 20 minutes.
La Castre Museum
La Castre is one of France’s rare museums of primitive art and contains important collections from the Himalayas, Pre-Colombian America and Oceania. You will also see Mediterranean antiques and world music instruments. The building housing the museum makes the trip worthwhile in itself – it is built into the remains of the medieval castle of the monks of Lérins, at the summit of the hill in Le Suquet. The watchtower has 109 steps, and from the top you can appreciate the amazing panorama of the surroundings.
The old port and le Suquet
Once you have visited La Castre museum, make the most of your trip and visit Le Suquet, the old town with its picturesque streets. The rue Saint-Antoine is the main shopping street and there are also restaurants and terraces. You will find the old port on your way down to the seafront, where you can enjoy a walk and see the luxury yachts moored there. You can visit Forville too on your way, and discover the large covered market with its local products, including fresh fish and flowers.
Cannes offers a very large choice of restaurants and bars, and there are plenty of Mediterranean, Provençal and international specialities on the menu. Along La Croisette you will find big-name hotels, and don’t forget to enjoy a meal in the Radisson Blu 360 restaurant with its panoramic terrace. The rue Saint-Antoine, at the heart of the old town, is full of cosy little restaurants in picturesque settings. Lots of Mediterranean brasseries are located all along the beach, so you can indulge yourself before or after some sunbathing!
The Film Festival is undoubtedly the most famous and popular event in Cannes. It usually takes place in the second half of May and welcomes all of cinema’s biggest names. This is also a great occasion for fans to discover films in preview and to meet stars, directors, critics and other specialists of the big screen. There are lots of other events going on around the Festival, including parties and evening receptions, although they are usually reserved for the professionals. Other events take place throughout the year too: the NRJ Music Awards in January, the International Game Festival in February, the Yachting Festival in September and Gastronoma in the autumn.
A night out in Cannes
With the terraces, wine bars, pubs and cocktail bars, there is everything you could wish for on a night out in Cannes. You will come across lots of bars and bistros in the centre of town, between the rue Macé and the rue du Commandant Vidal, behind La Croisette. Some of these places turn into discos in the evening and at the weekends, attracting a young, diverse crowd. Other good nightspots include the clubs close to the Palais des Festivals, at the western end of La Croisette. The nightlife in le Suquet is less busy than in the centre of town, but great for those who want a quieter drink in an authentic setting.
A stay in Cannes is the perfect time to discover the Côte d’Azur, its main towns and cities and the surrounding unspoilt countryside. Antibes is one of the region’s main destinations. In this fortified town which dominates the seafront, you will be able to visit Vauban Port and the Carré Fort. It is also home to a Picasso museum located in the Chateau Grimaldi. Children and adults alike will love Marineland marine life park. On the other side of the cape is Juan-les-Pins, a seaside resort with fine sandy beaches, nightclubs and casinos.
Nice is a friendly, modern city which is an unmissable destination on your Côte d’Azur trip. It is just a 45-minute drive from Cannes on the A8 motorway, and is home to a very important cultural heritage. You will love wandering around the streets of the old town, taking a stroll down the famous Promenade des Anglais, enjoying the smells and tastes of the market on the Cours Saleya, and of course visiting the Marc Chagall Museum and the Matisse Museum. If you are visiting the Côte d’Azur in February, make sure to catch the Nice Carnival, which is where the heart of the action is at the weekend.
The luxurious and elegant Principality of Monaco is a must-visit place during your stay in Cannes. Just an hour’s drive away from Cannes, you can enjoy discovering its natural rock formations and luxury villas which have made the reputation of this small principality. During your visit, take a stroll on the Rocher des Grimaldi, then stop to admire the Prince’s Palace before going to the Oceanographic Museum. When you go to Monte-Carlo, you will see the town’s prestigious cathedral, and its gardens, terraces and palaces which are witness to the wealth of the town during the Belle Époque.
Castellane and the Verdon Regional Park
Far from the crowds and bustle of the Côte d’Azur, come and unwind in the heart of unspoilt nature preserved in the Verdon Regional Park. This is the ideal place for countryside walks, and you also have the opportunity to go rafting or canoe-kayaking on the River Verdon. From Cannes, take the Route Napoleon in the direction of Grasse, then continue towards Digne. In 1 hour 40 minutes, you come into Castellane, a small but charming Provençal town. From there, take the path which starts behind the church which takes you to the Notre-Dame-du-Roc chapel in around 30 minutes.