Experience the glitz and glamour of Cannes...
You are never far from Cannes' cinema heritage. Scattered around the city are giant wall paintings depicting Hollywood's finest, while outside the Palais des Festivals you will find the Allées des Stars, a parting gift from visiting actors, who have left imprints of their hands in the pavement.
Just past this celebrity sidewalk is Vieux Port with its odd medley of luxury boats and tiny fishing vessels
, rows of palm trees and fragrant flower market. Beyond this you'll find the Plage du Midi, a beautiful ribbon of golden sand that is free to bathe on. If you have time it's also worth exploring the surrounding hinterland, which boasts quaint villages, empty beaches and exciting flora and fauna
The narrow, cobbled streets of the lofty Old Town
(Le Suquet) are charming, and those who climb them will be rewarded for their labours with stunning views across the Côte d'Azur
. At the top you'll also find the remains of a fortified tower and the 12th-century Chapel of St Anne. The islands of Ile St Marguerite and Ile St Honorat are a short boat ride away from Cannes and shouldn't be missed.