France travel guide


Cannes Travel Guide

Cannes's Monuments

  • La Croisette

    The Boulevard de la Croisette is the center of tourist activity in Cannes, which extends eastward from the new Palais des Festivals along the Rade de Cannes, with its fine sandy beach. Created during the 19th century, it is a prominent road, that stretches along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea and is about 2 km long. The Croisette is known for the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where the Cannes Film Festival is held. Many expensive shops, restaurants, and hotels line the road. There can't be a more appealing spot to simply watch the world go by.

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Lérins

    The construction of the fortification of the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Lerins is an exotic monastery, is located on lle Saint Honorat, which began around 1050, continued for three centuries. The chapel of the Trinity came at the ninth and tenth centuries. Off the bay of Cannes, on the Ile Saint Honore, the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Lerins is the residence of 25 Cistercian monks affiliated with the Cistercian order. Since the sixteenth century, the monks of the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Lerins operate on the island of Lerins culture of the vine.

  • Notre Dame d'Esperance

    Notre-Dame d'Esperance is a one of the most beautiful Provencal Gothic churchs, this monument was completed in 1648. Its attraction lies in its wood panelling, which dates back to the 14th and 15th century. The collection of 19th century paintings that Portrays the baptism of Christ, a fresco by George Roux that deserve to be seen by everyone. Also worth checking out the Statues of Saint Anne and Notre-Dame d'Esperance that was carved in gilded wood from the 15th and 18th centuries. You can enjoy fabulous view of the town and its bay situated on top of Suquet hill in old Cannes. One of fishermens' favourite saints, Notre-Dame d'Esperance is also called upon to heal the sick.

  • St. Michel Archange Church

    The Orthodox church of Saint-Michel Archange was built in 1894, at the end of the 19th century based on plans by the architect Louis Nouveau. This monument is inspired by Russian tradition. St. Michel Archange Church, with Grec cross design, features a stunning glazed-tile roof with an onion dome and a rather magnificent tile roof. It was built for the Russian empress Maria Alexandrovna, wife of the Czar Alexander III, who would occasionally spend the winter in Cannes.

  • Le Grand Jas Cemetery

    When you go to Cannes you cannot miss to the nine hectares of Le Grand Jas cemetery. All the history about Cannes lies here. You can find leaflets listing the graves of famous people in an office just outside the main gate where are from Lord Brougham to Charles Fabergé. Le Grand Jas Cemetery in Cannes was built in 1866. This monument is the largest and most ornate cemetery in all of south of France, also has many memorable mausoleums, including Louis Pasteur and Picasso's first wife, Olga Khoklova.

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