Travel to Cannes
The Triathlon International in Cannes is only 40 minutes away from Nice.
Trains leave every 30 minutes.
To find out more about train schedules and fares, or make your reservations, please dial 36 35 (France only).
The Cannes Train Station is located in the city centre, only a few meters from the Village Départ site.
Daily routes from Paris (Gare de Lyon) to Cannes (approximately 5 hours).
Paris-Cannes : Route A6 – A7 – A8
904 km., or 888 km. on the road (Average Duration: 8 hours 50 minutes)
Nice-Cannes : Route A8
35 km. (Average Duration: 53 minutes)
Parking Pantiéro (CCI) – 553 slots
Address: Promenade de la Pantiéro – Centre ville – La Croisette – 04 92 98 70 30
Parking Gare SNCF (EFFIA) – City Center – 631 slots
Address: 1, rue Jean Jaurès – 04 93 38 76 02
Parking Parc Croisette (UNIPARC) – Village Départ site and starting line – 280 slots
Address: Port Canto – 04 93 38 54 38
Parking Square Verdun (71 slots)
Address: Square Verdun – Bijou Plage
Free parking for the first hour for the first time of the day, if you purchase a ticket from the pay and display machine with your license number.
Palm Beach (450 slots)
Address: Place Franklin Roosevelt
Airport shuttles, trips and travels around the city.
Flights from Nice International Airport (30 minutes)
Paris – Nice : daily flights
London – Nice (with Easy Jet and British Airways) : daily flights
Rome – Nice : daily flights
Flights between Cannes – Mandelieu
Sights and activities…
The old town
and its signature dish Suquet are the best way to start your visit to Cannes. Several passages lead to this area, and you can arrive on foot through one of the small hilly alleyways that welcome pedestrians wonderfully. An extraordinary view from above that the Old Town affords will show you the harbor, the Croisette promenade, the Lérins Islands, and the most part of the Bay of Cannes. At the foot of the Old Town, the Forville market and its food stores (butcher shops, charcuteries, fish shops, bakeries, wine cellars, etc.) will give you a look into a character of the city that is eternally famous for its trades.
Cannes on foot
Cannes has the advantage of a city that can be entirely explored on foot. Hotels, the historical center and the famous Croisette promenade are located close together. You can pick up a city walking map from the Tourist Office, at 1 Boulevard de la Croisette 06400 Cannes, 04 92 99 84 22.
The Forville Market (fruits – vegetables – flowers – fish), open everyday except Monday from 7.00 a.m. – 13.00 p.m.
The Gambetta Market (clothes – other articles), open everyday except Monday from 7.00 a.m. – 13.00 p.m.
The Bocca Market Place Paul Roubaub (fruits – vegetables), open everyday except Monday from 7.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
The Bocca Market Place Paul Roubaub (clothes – fruits – vegetables), open specifically on Saturday from 7.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
The Flower Market des Allées, open everyday.
The Bygone Times Market, at Place de l’Etang, open every Friday from 8.00 a.m. – 19.00 p.m.
The Artisanal Market, at Les Allées de la Liberté, open on Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 a.m. – 18.00 p.m.
The Antique and Second Hand Market, of the Forville Market, open every Monday from 8.00 a.m. – 18.00 p.m.
Discover the richness of Cannes’ culture and history with a guided tour at the La Castre Museum and the La Mer Museum, the Espace Miramar and the Malmaison. Also, drop by the visual art workshops around the town.
Shopping in Cannes
The commercial street on La Bocca. The La Bocca quarter is only 50 meters away from the Plague du Midi. A well-loved site of tourists, the quarter has retained its popularity for many years.
The Commandant André Shopping Street: “situated at what is called the ‘Golden Square of the City’, between d’Antibes street and the Croisette promenade (around the corner from the Dior shop), the street is a strolling destination by day and equally by night. Besides the ready-to-wear, swimming suit and jewelry shops, you will find the most chic and lively restaurants and lounge bars in town.”
Discover all the attractions that the city of Cannes has to offer on the Tourism Office website:
Accommodations in Cannes
If you plan to spend a few days in this magnificent city on the Côte d’Azur, here are some hotels that will respond to all your demands:
“The Hôtel Majestic Barrière, the palace of Cannes with view of the water. Experience a real palace in Cannes with the Hôtel Majestic Barrière! Luxury, elegance, charm and finery adorn this mystical hotel of the French Riviera. This hotel on the Croisette promenade in Cannes offers the most luxurious services…”
“A charming hotel on the Côte d’Azur. You wish to spend your holiday in a charming hotel on the Côte d’Azur? The Gray d’Albion Hotel, a hotel de luxe in Cannes, is the place you are looking for. Ideally situated between the beach and the commercial artery of the prestigious shops in Cannes, the Gray d’Albion Hotel serves as your refuge of serenity and is only two steps away from the excitement of the Croisette…”
The two hotels offer a direct access to the starting line on the beach, to the bicycle park and to the Village Départ site of the Cannes International Triathlon. These elegant hotels will provide you with a panoramic view on the Mediterranean sea, the harbor, and the Croisette promenade.