Only 25 km from the Les Pinèdes campsite, enjoy a visit to a legendary city that has welcomed all the legends of the silver screen.
Cannes was originally a little fishing village. It found international fame thanks to its famous film festival.
The Film Festival
The first festival was due to take place in 1939, but was postponed to 1946 because of the war. The first competition included films from 19 countries and an international jury.
Today, after 70 festivals, Cannes is one of the leading film competitions in the world.
If you are staying at Les Pinèdes in mid-May, you might catch a glimpse of your favourite stars on the steps of the Palais des Festivals.
This is a 3km-long boulevard alongside the sea front. Its name comes from the Provençal word "crouseto", which means "little cross". In the past, a little cross stood at the headland point, where pilgrims boarded a boat for St Honorat island and its monastery.
La Croisette today is lined with pine and palm trees and is home to prestigious shops and luxury hotels. In summer you can see wonderful fireworks display and sound and light shows here.
The hill of Le Suquet is the oldest district in Cannes. This is where the village first developed, before it grew into a big town. You can enjoy a great view over all the bay of Cannes from the top of the hill in Le Suquet. As a rare trace of the past, the medieval castle keep, once home to the monks of Lérins, today houses the Castre Museum.
This is a group of two big and three smaller islands off the coast of Cannes. They are uninhabited and are without doubt one of the great treasures of our region. Just a few minutes away from Cannes by boat, regular crossings take visitors throughout the day to see this natural, historic and cultural heritage site.
St Marguerite island is the biggest. It is famous for its fort, the home of the well-known iron mask during the reign of Louis XIV. You can visit the Sea Museum, follow one of the hiking trails criss-crossing the island, see the protected flora and fauna at the Etang de Batéguier lake or just take it easy in one of the island's many little creeks.
St Honorat Island still houses an abbey founded in the 5th century by the Cistercian monk Honorat. Since the Middle Ages, the monks have worked to maintain the vineyard. It is open to visitors every day. On the first Friday of each month, there is a chance to "Get to know and taste the wines of Lérins Abbey". Don't hesitate to reserve your trip!