Take a few deliberate turns away from the main promenade and you'll find yourself ambling down cobblestone streets, hopping in and out of medieval buildings, and lining your stomach with local fare from little bistros.
With our luxury Cannes apartments and villas, you'll be at the heart of it all. But if you're hoping to explore more of the South of France, we've got holiday homes across the French Riviera, Provence-Alpes and Corsica too.
Of course, one of the most popular things to do in Cannes is go celeb-spotting at the film festival. However, when you're not craning your necks to see the beautiful people, head to the beautiful beaches to unwind on soft golden sands. Ready to rub shoulders with Hollywood's elite again? La Croisette boasts many designer boutiques and 5-star bistros - a nighttime visit will prove particularly enchanting as the lights come on.
Even beyond May, there's plenty to keep film fans entertained here. Les Fresques Murales de Cannes act as a brilliant showcase of some of the screen's most iconic characters. They see everyone from Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin to Jessica Rabbit and Mickey Mouse depicted on city walls.
There's a wealth of history and culture to uncover in Cannes too, including the maze-like Old Town. Chateau Thorenc is one of our favourite gardens for an afternoon wander, originally designed in the 1870s for the Duchess of Bedford. Cannes also has its very own national park, La Croix des Gardes; a perfect spot to take a picnic or some fresh market produce, it spans an impressive 200 acres.
When holidaying in Cannes, you'll be inundated with 5-star eateries and French delicacies to try. Due to its proximity to the ocean, it's unsurprising that seafood dominates many menus. Bouillabaisse, a traditional Provencal fish stew, is found all along the French Riviera and typically served with bread.
For vegetarians, fried courgette flowers will become an instant favourite - sometimes they even come stuffed with cream cheese. Despite its humble beginnings, ratatouille is also widely served, simply made up of Mediterranean vegetables.
For those on a budget, there are also various street-food favourites on offer. Creperies and kebab shops are found across the city, while indoor market Marché Forville allows you to sample a buffet of delights on the move. Don't miss a slice of pissaladière - a thicker pizza cousin that's covered with tomatoes, anchovies, black olives and various fresh herbs.
Equally popular, chickpea-based socca pancakes are made with olives before being loaded with spices. Then, to end your day on a sugary note, sample calisson - a classic French sweet that combines candied fruit with ground almonds before wrapping the paste in royal icing.