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Things to do in Cannes


Ah, Cannes. You may have heard of this coastal French Riviera city for its renowned Film Festival, which welcomes the crème de la crème of the filmmaking industry. However, did you know that this vivacious town also contains years of history, charm, and beauty worthy of discovery. 

While our SILC Creative & Entrepreneurial Summer Camp highlights thrilling workshops and activities for children 11-17, we think it’s also a worthwhile destination for parents to relax together, alone, or with the family, and enjoy the beauty of the Côte d’Azur.

For Adults

Cannes has a lovely variety of things to do for adults, from arts to wine, rest assured you will experience the town to the fullest. See below just a few options to consider on your next visit!

Cannes sign by French Clock Tower

Historical Hotels

Indulge in the luxury of Cannes by checking into one of the iconic hotels on the prestigious Boulevard de la Croisette. The InterContinental Carlton Cannes Hotel, Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic, or Hôtel Martinez offer unparalleled elegance and service, ensuring an unforgettable stay. 

Le Cannet

Just like our Creative camp, Cannes has a true taste for the artistic side. To gain a glimpse, venture into the bohemian suburb of Le Cannet. Explore its charming streets adorned with galleries and immerse yourself in the world of Pierre Bonnard at the Bonnard Museum, a haven for art enthusiasts.

Vineyard Visits

Embark on a sensory journey through the vineyards of the region. Savour one of Provence’s true essences and experience the region’s rich heritage. There are many to choose from, depending on distance, location, add ons, and more.

Grape vines in France

Shopping & Discovery

There’s something so valuable about having a few extra pieces in your closet from your travels, a silk tie from Cannes, a satin dress from Capri, shoes from Paris. There’s also something magical about getting lost in a city and stumbling upon just the right store with the right piece. In Cannes you can discover luxury shopping along the Boulevard de la Croisette, where haute couture boutiques call with their exclusive offerings. Enjoy the walk throughout the Boulevard and see the storefronts, wander to the Old and New Port, and discover the old world of Le Suquet. If hidden gems and artisanal treasures are more your cup of tea, the quaint streets of Le Suquet should be an absolute delight.

The Sea

Enjoy the blue waters of the Côte d’Azur. Summer is often enjoyed on a boat soaking up the Southern European sun so whether you rent, cruise, or own, a day out on the water is a must. Liven up the trip by organising the time with the sunset for a romantic and beautiful sight or organising a daily trip to nearby areas such as Île Sainte-Marguerite.

Coastal waters of the french riveira

Starry Night

Experience the steady Mediterranean rhythm in Cannes’ nightlife scene. From local avenues to lively music, the city comes alive with energy. Enjoy a walk on the Promenade de la Croisette, or enjoy the rooftop views of Marea. Rest assured, each street, twist, and turn will stay in your forever memory as your very own personal movie.

Allow yourself to become lost in the city, wherever you land or whatever you “sea”,  your days will be full of culture and experiences.

For Children and Families


Dive into a world of aquatic adventures at Aquasplash, where thrilling slides and splash zones promise endless excitement for the young and young-at-heart.

Luna Park

Let laughter fill the air as you embark on a whirlwind of amusement park rides and carnival games at Luna Park, ensuring a day packed with joy and thrills.

Luna Park Cannes

Cannes Escape Room

Challenge young minds and foster teamwork at the Cannes Escape Room, where puzzles and mysteries await to be unravelled in a race against time.

Boat Tour

Set sail on a family-friendly boat tour along the picturesque French Riviera, soaking in panoramic vistas of azure waters and scenic coastline, creating unforgettable memories for the whole family.

Lérins Islands

Embark on a seafaring adventure to the enchanting Lérins Islands, where sparkling blue waters, vast landscapes, and historical treasures await exploration, providing a perfect backdrop for a family day out.

Lerins Islands, Cannes

Beach Day

Bask in the sunshine and revel in the joys of a Mediterranean beach day. Whether it’s building sandcastles, taking a dip in the refreshing sea, or simply lounging under the sun, Cannes’ pristine beaches offer endless possibilities for fun-filled family adventures.

SILC Creative & Entrepreneurial Summer Camp

Drop off your children at our French Villa in Cannes for the ultimate two-week adventure. Our summer camp welcomes ages 11 to 17, and includes incredible activities from snorkelling to canyoning and filmmaking to painting. A vacation within a vacation!

Student creatively painting their background


Cannes, France offers a tapestry of experiences to cater to every happy traveller who arrives at her doorsteps. Whether it’s the allure of luxury, the thrill of adventure, or the simple joys of family fun, Cannes delivers on all fronts. With its captivating blend of cinematic charm, cultural richness, and natural beauty, Cannes beckons visitors to immerse themselves in its splendour and create unforgettable memories. So, pack your bags, and embark on a journey destined to leave an unfading mark on your tan.

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