Welcome to my Cannes mini guide! My name is Grozda and I’m a travel blogger and content creator from the Instagram: @travel_with_gro. I was born and raised in the Serbian capital where I finished my undergrad and masters studies at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Belgrade.
I’m not sure what sparked my passion for traveling (somehow I have the impression that it all happened spontaneously), but I think that studying at the Department of International Trade and Finance opened the door for me – since I had the opportunity to learn about different countries.
Visiting Cote d’Azur for the Second Time
Recently, I visited the French Riviera for the second time. I went there for the first time in 2018 with my friends and created adorable memories. On this occasion, I was with my sister who was celebrating her birthday. We stayed for a week and saw Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Antibes and Menton. Throughout our Cote d’Azur vacation, we were accommodated in Cannes which we used as a base to explore other places on the coastline.
Considering that I have already visited Cannes, I can only make a comparison with my first trip. This time Cannes exuded more glamor and luxury. I’m a massive lover of old towns, so my favorite photos were taken in the narrow and steep streets of Le Suquet – the old town quarter of Cannes.
Spots that were inspiring for me to capture the scene were the Promenade de la Croisette, Rue Meynadier (an old pedestrian shopping center in the heart of Cannes), and beach cafes and restaurants. I loved the architecture of Cannes. The buildings and whole environment is super Instagrammable.
10 Best Places to Visit in Cannes
- L’église Notre-Dame-d’Espérance: A beautiful old church.
- Beaches of Cannes: From Croisette Beach to Plage du Midi.
- Place de la Castre: This plaza offers stunning panoramic views.
- Le Suquet: The old town which is lovely to walk around for hours.
- Vieux Port de Cannes: A picturesque port in the center of Cannes.
- Allée des Étoiles: Where you can see famous celebrity palm prints.
- Palais des Festivals et des Congrès: The famous convention center.
- Musée de la Castre: The main museum in the old town of Le Suquet.
- Promenade de la Croisette: A boulevard that stretches along the coast.
- Shops in Cannes: In addition to the shops on La Croisette, there are other streets that run north of the promenade and parallel which have great shopping. Rue d’Antibes is also a top shopping area in the city.
Sophisticated Food Scene of Cannes
As well as those places mentioned above, I would like to point out the superb gastronomic scene and the relaxing vibes that circulate all around. Cannes offers a variety of cuisines. I enjoyed the mix of cocktail bars, wine and restaurants. Somehow, every spot shined with a large dose of elegance and sophistication. Everywhere you go, you can meet happy and cheerful people in a good mood. My top food recommendation is Le Jardin.
Where to Stay in Cannes
I advise people to stay in the central area of the city near La Croisette, the beach and Rue Meynadier. I booked my accommodation via Airbnb and it was so nice. Generally speaking the hotels and B&B’s in Cannes are of high quality. It’s not the best place to base yourself if you are on a tight budget.
Need to Know Before you Go
Keep in mind that summers are warm in Cote d’Azur. So pack accordingly. Prices are also a bit higher during the peak season. Remember to plan your meals and book restaurants in advance. Renting a car is practical if you want to explore more of the French Riviera. I had a wonderful experience in Cannes on my second trip. Celebrating my sister’s birthday was a moment I won’t forget – we met amazing people and made memories for a lifetime!