Cannes travel guide

Cannes Tourism | Cannes Guide

You're Going to Love Cannes

With a population of 70,011, Cannes is a must-see destination in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Cannes

Cannes in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 141
1 night at 3-star hotel
Cannes in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 141
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Cannes in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 26 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 4 °C, with an average temperature of 8 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 70 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Cannes, with an average rainfall of 10 mm.

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How to Get to Cannes


When flying to Cannes, you’ll arrive at Nice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE), which is located 20 km from the city centre The shortest flight to Cannes from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 7h 30m.


SNCF is the only carrier operating train routes to Cannes. The train journey from Cannes to Marseille takes 2h 29m and costs around C$ 57 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Lyon, expect to pay about C$ 46 for a 4h 38m trip. Located 0.3 km from the city centre, Cannes is the busiest station in Cannes. Another popular train station is Cannes la Bocca, located 2.5 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Cannes is to pick up a car rental from Nice, which is about 26 km from Cannes. You’ll find branches of Rhodium and Hertz, among others, in Nice.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Cannes, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and ALSA. From Marseille, the bus ride to Cannes takes 233 km and will cost you around C$ 18. From Genoa, the ticket costs about C$ 16 for a journey of 290 km. The most popular bus station is Cannes Aire des Bréguière, located 4 km from downtown Cannes. Cannes Quai Laubeuf is also a commonly used station, and is 0.7 km from the city centre.

Airports near Cannes

Airlines serving Cannes

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Austrian Airlines
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Brussels Airlines
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Cannes

From 5-star hotels such as the Five Seas Hotel Cannes to great affordable options like the Des Congrès et Festivals, Cannes offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 145 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 302 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hotel Schtak and Chanteclair Hotel. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Cannes, with prices from C$ 76 to C$ 583 per night. Centre Ville is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Cannes are about 26% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

La Bocca - In Cannes’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Ibis Cannes Plage La Bocca, Campanile Cannes Ouest - Mandelieu and Kyriad Cannes Mandelieu.

Most popular hotel in Cannes by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Cannes

Most booked hotels in Cannes

Hotel Le Negresco
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 573+
Hôtel Martinez Cannes
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 379+
Hotel 64 Nice
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 111+
Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d'Albion
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 217+
Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 375+
Best Western Plus Hotel Massena Nice
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 211+
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Renting a car in Cannes

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 373% cheaper than airport locations in Cannes.

Expect to pay C$ 2.76 per litre in Cannes (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 33.10 and C$ 44.13.