Activities - Cannes

Most people's reason for coming to Cannes is to relax on the beach and soak up the sun and if you are looking for a private beach we highly recommend our favourite Mademoiselle Gray.

However in case your looking for other things to do in and around the area, here are a few suggestions.

Old Town - Le Suquet

The old part of Cannes, is well worth a visit. Parts of Notre Dame d'Esperance church date from the early 16th century. The views are lovely.

There are one or two nice restaurants on the rue Meynardier, I am not very keen on most of the restaurants in this part of the town.

Iles Lerins

The Iles Lerins off the coast of Cannes are delightful to visit and we highly recommend a trip over to them during your stay. There are two main islands the Ile Saint Marguerite and the Ile Saint Honrat.

The ile Saint Honrat is home to Lérins Abbey. To quote the Cannes Tourist Office: "The island was founded by Saint Honorat in the 5th century. It exudes an air of spirituality and boasts vestiges of the past (monastery, fortifications, chapels). The island is owned by a commune of Cistercian monks who grow vines and produce a reputable wine."

Also within the abbey is the La Tonnelle restaurant. A delightful restaurant set on the North side of the island.


Tennis Montfleury
21 avenue Beausejour
1,500 metres from the apartment, down the rue d'Antibes
W: Tennis Montfleury Web Site
T: +33 (0)4 93 43 33 87

This municipal tennis club boasts four hard cards and 3 clay courts. Six of the seven courts are lit. The facilities are truly excellent

The courts can be booked over the phone and are available as follows:

From 1st September to 30th June:
Monday to Saturday: 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday and bank holidays(jours feries): 09:00 - 19:00

From 1st July to 31st August:
Monday to Saturday: 08:00 - 21:00
Sunday and bank holidays(jours feries): 08:00 - 20:00

Bike Hire

Cannes 2 Roues
16 Rue de Mimont
450 metres from the apartment, via the underpass under the station
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 72 79
Last tried: June 2020

A good selection of bikes at reasonable prices

An early morning ride around the bay and the Cap d'Antibes is a lovely way to start the day!

See their web site for opening times


There are three (one is currently closed) cinemas in central Cannes showing all of the latest movies. For what’s on just Google “Cinema listings for Cannes”. The cinemas are:

5 rue d'Antibes,
Tel: +33 (0)8 92 68 00 29

77 rue Félix-Faure
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 39 01 09

Star (Currently Closed)
98 rue d'Antibes
Tel: +33 (0)8 92 68 81 07


Country-Club de Cannes-Mougins

175 av. du Golf, route d'Antibes, Mougins

Tel: +33 (0)4 93 75 79 13

The Country-Club de Cannes-Mougins is one of the region's most challenging courses and is situated 8.8 kms (5.5 miles) from the apartment. The course was reconfigured in 1976 but originally dates from the 1920's. The course is noted for the olive trees and cypresses that adorn the flat terrain and its many water hazards and technical challenges. The Cannes-Mougins Open is on the PGA European Tour. The course is open to anyone with proof of handicap and greens fees are €150 per person. Reservations are recommended.

Gym and Jogging

Majestic Hotel
10 Blvd Croisette

If you are looking for a gym the Majestic Hotel just in front of the apartment has a gym open to non residents. It is not cheap at €45 per session.

Fitness Park
Place de la Gare
T: +33 (0)4 89 37 41 65
This is a very well equipped gym.

Cannes and the surrounding area is wonderful for early morning runs and jogs. I have laid out a 5km run and posted it here.

Spa and Beauty Treatments

Five Seas Hotel Spa
Rue Notre Dame

Tel: +33 (0)4 63 36 05 08

Web Site

Five Seas Hotel is located 120 meters from the apartment. They offer a range of beauty and massage treatments and their most recent list of treatments can be downloaded here.


There are three casinos in Cannes:

Casino Barrière Le Croisette

1 Espace Lucien Barrière

In the Palais des Festivals on the Croisette.

Casino Barrière Les Princes

50 Boulevard de la Croisette

In the JW Marriot on the Croisette.

Casino De La Pointe Croisette

5 Rue François Einesy

In the 3.14 Hotel.

Scenic Flights

Pleasure flights/dual control flights over the Lérins Islands located south of Cannes then the "Corniche d'or", the volcano of the Esterel, the Roman city of Fréjus, the lagoons of "Aigue Bonne", bay of Agay, the bay of Cannes, Mougins and the Tanneron.

Prices are from €155.00 per person.

For more details contact Air Odyssey on +33 (0)4 93 48 39 26 or visit their web site at


Monaco has a lot offer for a day out from Cannes and is only an hour or so away on the train.

The second smallest country in the world packs a lot in:

  • Musee Oceanographique de Monaco
  • The Motor Museum
  • The Exotic Gardens
  • The Casino Square
  • The Palace
  • The Japanese Gardens
  • The Casino

Villa Ephrussi

The Villa Ephrussi and its gardens is one of the most magnificent villas on the whole of the Cote d'Azur. The Villa Ephrussi was built in the early part of the 20th century with construction commencing in 1905 and Baroness Beatrice Ephrussi (nee de Rothschild) moved in in 1912.

The villa, both exterior and interiors, and the gardens are equisite and are well worth a visit.

The villa is 30 minutes on foot from Beaulieu sur Mer station and there is also parking at the villa


Canoeing in the Baie de Cannes - what fun. Canoes can be hired at the Palm Beach end of the Croisetter for a very reasonable €35 per day from Kayak iles Lerins.


If you are a runner it does not get much better than running along the Croissette in Cannes. My usual 5 kms route can be found here. For something longer Theoule and back is almost exactly a half marathon!

Last updated: 1 November 2020 19:03 GMT

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