Here is another face of Cannes, which often only its inhabitants know. Forget the glamorous face of the Croisette and the crowded streets of Cannes. Cannes is also the little protected area of the Mediterranean Sea ...
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At the foot of Le Suquet The old Port
At the foot of the Suquet hill , the Old Port and the Quai Saint-Pierre : this is where it all started. Unmissable site of the Cannes landscape, the Old Port owes a lot to Lord Brougham. This place of life in perpetual movement is the natural link between the Cannes of glitter and the historic district of Suquet. The Old Port enjoys a privileged location. The picture would not be complete without the Lérins Islands facing it.
Long before the cinema, Cannes owes its international influence to yachting. The first Royal Regattas date from the 1920s. Before the Regatta event, the Cannes Yachting Festival is held, the international boating festival. The picturesque setting of the Old Port becomes the showcase for some 500 boats.
change of scenery and haven of peace Lerins Islands
Ile Sainte Marguerite is the largest of the Lérins Islands. It offers an idyllic setting, between the coves and the national forest. Rich in history, the island also has Fort Royal, former prison of the Iron Mask. The Museum of the Sea occupies the oldest part of the Royal Fort classified as a historic monument.
Ile Sainte Honorat belonging to the monks of Lérins Abbey. Spend an exceptional day in the company of the monks! Saint-Honorat Island has been a classified site since 1941 and has five historic monuments: the tower-monastery (first classification in 1840 in the Maritime Alps); the Saint-Sauveur chapel (1886); the Chapel of the Trinity (1886); two Napoleonic ball ovens (1908).