Have a selective choice for traveling landmarks of Cannes

As with perspective of touring the historical landmarks, buildings, monuments and places of interest in Cannes one should definitely visit the Le Suquet, the old town district of Cannes. Cannes is full of places and spots like fort, chapel and cloisters as to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of this island. Some of the prominent landmarks in Cannes worth visiting are:

• La Croisette: This is an outstanding place for both visitors as well as Cannes locals. It was constructed during the 19th century. This famous promenade runs across for several kilometres and is surrounded by the clear blue Mediterranean and Lérins Islands on the one side and palm trees and grand hotels on the other side. This is indeed a very appealing spot to worth visiting at city of Cannes.

• Abbaye Notre Dame de Lérins: Situated on the Ile Saint Honorat, the 3rd-century Abbaye Notre Dame de Lérins is one of the ancient Christian monasteries live even now-a-days. It is situated at the peaceful setting of the island away from noises of Cannes city. It provides the feeling of real tranquility. An order of Cistercian monks still lives here today. Though some area of the monastery has been closed for the public, the abbey church remains open for public, willing to Join Mass and prayer services. The second of the two Lérins Islands is Ile Sainte Marguerite. The islands can be accessed by boats that sail from Cannes regularly entire day.

• Notre Dame d’Esperance: This 17th-century Provencal Gothic church is Cannes is famed for its fine wooden panelling and a collection of different 19th-century paintings. It is located on the top of Le Suquet Hills. There it took time to admire and showoff the beautiful views of Cannes and its bay. Saint Notre Dame d’Esperence is popular among local fishermen to heal the sick people.

• Le Grand Jas Cemetery: Its reputation has been well established for its being the largest cemetery in the South of France. It is as well is known for some beautiful stone work, where a visitor may spot mausoleums of some well-known former Cannes’ inhabitants, including Louis Pasteur and Picasso’s first wife, Olga Khoklova.

• Musée de la Castre: The Musée de la Castre is undoubtedly is the top most tourist attraction of France as well as Cannes. Situated in a medieval castle it was earlier under the control monks of Lérins. The museum has a good number of collections that involves Mediterranean antiques, ceramics, musical instruments, 19th-century Provencal art and archaeological finds. The tower in the courtyard of the museum provides a panoramic view of Cannes and the Lerins islands.

Musée de la Mer (Maritime Museum): This Maritime Museum is situated in a fort on the nearest of the Lérins Islands, St. Marguerite, close to the coast of Cannes. The fort by itself is a famous setting for the jail featured in Alexander Dumas’ movie ‘Man in the Iron Mask’. The museum is real treat to watch as underwater archaeological discoveries like Roman wrecks as well as shipwrecks of a constant and of a recent nature. There a section is also devoted and provided for temporary photographic exhibitions. The fort itself along with its ground-floor prison cells one would always love to visit.

• La Malmaison: Originally the 19th-century Grand Hôtel’s gaming room, La Malmaison’s ground floor is now devoted to temporary exhibitions of work by contemporary and modern artists. Exhibitions also feature cinematic exhibits. The museum also has a magnificent garden where works of art are displayed.

• Villa Domergue: Constructed in 1934 at the foot of La Californie Hill, this Italianate-style villa was designed by Jean-Gabriel Domergue. The Villa Domergue was devoted to the City of Cannes in 1973 and has since been opened for public during the summer months for guided tours and appreciating works of Jean-Gabriel Domergue and his wife, Odette Maudrange-Domergue.

• Mougins: It is situated just away from the 15 minutes drive from Cannes. This beautiful medieval village with its charming narrow streets, picturesque old buildings and colourful flower has been a favorite spot for artists from a longer period of time. There are many a good number of art galleries and museums exists there. There a visitor can enjoy lunch or dinner at any of the restaurants in the village.

• St. Tropez: Situated near to Cannes, the St. Tropez is a town of magnificent yachts and hospitable residents. More is added to the glamour of the city there is rather stylish hotels, restaurants and shops. That all is known to be and are considered to be shopper’s paradise. St. Tropez is said to be having around 40 different beaches and many other costal attractions. There one can relax on a sun for longer period.

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