Cannes Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France)

Photo showing the open-air beach cinemaLife in Cannes is extremely variable and depends very much upon the time of the year. Generally a relaxing and pleasant coastal resort, many holiday makers from France, Europe and beyond travel to Cannes each year to soak up the sun at one of its multitude of sandy beaches.

When May arrives, the pace of life changes dramatically, prior to the start of the world-famous Cannes Film Festival. Huge crowds of tourists turn up at this time of the year, hoping for a glimpse of their favourite movie star, or maybe even an autograph or photograph.

Picture of the beach in the summer season

Tourism and Tourist Information

For the main source of tourist information and travel tips, pay a visit to the Cannes Tourist Office, which is located on the ground floor of the Palais de Festivals et des Congrès, next to the Place de la Mérimée.

Further information is available at the Cannes Tourist Office Annexe, which lies on the northern side of the city, next to the train station and just a short walk from the Place de la Gambetta.

Cannes Tourist Office
Address: Ground Floor, Palais des Festivals, 1 Boulevard La Croisette, Cannes, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 9299 8422
Open hours: July and August, daily - 09:00 to 20:00; September to June, Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 19:00

Cannes Tourist Office Annexe
Address: Boulevard d'Alsace, Cannes, France, FR
Tel: +33 04 9399 1977
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 19:00

View of the sandy coastline and arching beach

Language and Dialect

Modern French comprises a number of different dialects and is spoken with strong regional accents. Any attempt to speak in French will be greatly appreciated by the locals and some useful simple phrases include:

Useful Information