One of the glitziest beach towns on the Mediterranean, Cannes is a bastion of sun worship, shopping, and nightlife.
During the day, French Riviera beachgoers can either rent lounge chairs and umbrellas from one of the many hotel chains or lay out their towels at one of the free public areas. Those in search of more daytime activity can indulge in some of the best high-end shopping in the Côte d’Azur at the designer boutiques along Avenue de la Croisette, or grab some refreshment and get in a little people-watching at one of the many Cannes cafés and eateries.
At night, the jet set comes out to play at the casino earlier in the evening, then head to the exclusive clubs where champagne and music flow into the wee hours.
Anyone looking for a more down-to-earth vibe in Cannes will find it a few blocks further inland, where low-key haunts offer affordable drinks and live music.
17 Quai Saint-Pierre
Party Earth Review Pronounced “sunset” in French, Sun 7 Café is a DJ and live music bar that attracts music-loving patrons who like their jazz and hiphop in a low-key, casual environment. The dim and ... more
5 Rue du Docteur Gérard Monod
Club / Fusion Restaurant
Party Earth Review One of the most well-known clubs in Cannes and a haven for the rich and famous, Bâoli commands attention with its amazing view of the water amid a grove of palm trees and lush vegetation ... more
1 Boulevard de la Croisette
Party Earth Review Anyone in the mood for a little gambling should spend some time at Le Casino Croisette, a small but elegant venue offering slot machines, table games, and plenty of opportunity to try ... more
1 Jetée Albert Edouard
Party Earth Review Located directly in front of the most luxurious hotels in town, some of the best shopping in the French Riviera, and the busiest nightlife in Cannes, the Plage de la Croisette has miles ... more
Along Boulevard de la Croisette
Party Earth Review Cigar enthusiasts will want to head directly to the posh Havana Room, a hotspot for connoisseurs of Cuba’s finest and part of Pavillon Croisette restaurant, which features fine dining ... more
42 Boulevard de la Croisette
Party Earth Review An upscale yet unpretentious bar and restaurant, Au Bureau offers a French and American menu to a posh clientele that gathers in the early evening to dive into enormous hamburgers and ... more
49 Rue Félix Faure
Party Earth Review Open exclusively during the summer, Palais is the largest and most popular nightclub from Monaco to St. Tropez, attracting three thousand stylish clubbers every night. Located ... more
3 Boulevard de la Croisette
Party Earth Review Located just across the street from the train station, The Station Tavern is an ordinary English pub with some extraordinary specials. This casual pub forgoes extravagance in favor ... more
18 Rue Jean Jaurès