A magical spot bathed by the sea

Le Cannet has grown in a spectacular way in terms of its cultural offering, especially due to the Pierre Bonnard Museum www.museebonnard.fr, a “must-see” for lovers of happiness. Enjoy a stroll and visit the St. Philomène Church and the sublime Place Bellevue, crossing through the most typical of Provence-style streets. Later, pass through Rue Saint Saveur, where you will find artisan marvels.

The hotel Thomas is located in an exceptional setting in which guests can enjoy the beauty, charm, and glamour of Cannes, in addition to other treasures in the French Riviera. It is located in the commune Le Cannet, a municipality that was awarded the 2006 regional heritage award for its care of, and concern for, the environment. Here, the scent of pine, mimosa and eucalyptus mixes with that of orange trees, olive trees, and lavender which creates an aroma that is characteristic of Provence and that dazzles each person that encounters it. The center of Le Cannet is typical of Provence, with its ocher facades, winding streets and cobbled paths, and it has an interesting architectural heritage. The city truly lends itself to pleasant strolls, although certainly one of its main attractions is its proximity to Nice. That is why our transfer service from the hotel to Cannes has been intended to add to the convenience of our guests.

French Riviera

Cannes has all the charm that surrounds the cities of Provence and combines it with luxury and the elegance of the seaside villas of the French Riviera. Located next to the coast and a beautiful bay, this city, founded on a fishing village, enjoys a hot climate in the summer and a mild and humid climate in the winter, although it occasionally receives a mistral wind despite being sheltered by the Massif de l’Esterel. Just like Le Cannet, Cannes boasts a rich environmental and architectural heritage. The city has important protected monuments such as the villas of Domergue, Rothschild and Romée. Other sights not to be missed are the Carlton Hotel, the Tower Suquet, Lérins Abbey, the Fort Royal of Île Sainte-Marguerite (St Marguerite Island) and Trinity Chapel. The most important museums are the Castre Museum, the Maritime Museum, l’Espace Miramar and the Malmaison. The refreshing morning air invites you to stroll through the Forville Market, that allows you to discover the Provence region – a sweet trip with a southern accent.

There are two neighborhoods that deserve special attention in Cannes. First, the district of Le Suquet, historic quarter of the city, home to the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame de Bon Voyage, the Saracen Tower Suquet and the Church of Notre Dame de l’Espérance.  Second, the Lérins Islands. Odd as it may seem, they are considered a neighborhood of Cannes and consist of two main islands with other smaller islands: Île Sainte-Marguerite, the biggest island and famous for its Fort Royal that housed the Man in the iron mask; and Île Saint-Honorat, which is smaller and famous for its monastery.

Cannes

Cannes is synonymous with cinema, glamour and stars. Each year in the second half of May, the International Film Festival of Cannes is held, and it attracts a troop of celebrities, curious tourists, and the media. The festival is mainly held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres, located on the emblematic Boulevard de la Croisette, facing the Bay. On the Croisette, just like the famous Rue d’Antibes, you can find the most prestigious of shops.

If you have an adventurous spirit, we recommend that you rent a car or bring your own and tour the most typical spots such as Mouans-Sartoux, Grasse, Mougins, Gourdon, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the Saint-Cezaire grottos and Saint Vallier de Thiey, Biot, Eze, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Monaco, Menton, Saint-Tropez, Théoule-sur-Mer, and, of course, the beautiful Nice.

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