La Croisette Promenade

La Croisette Promenade

The promenade at La Croisette is one of the most valued experiences in Cannes – it is the gathering point for mythical hotels, the casino, the Film Festival and the shops with the famous brands.

La Croisette in Cannes surrounded by palm trees and glorious sandy beaches- ©

The glamorous promenade
Many believe that La Croisette is the most beautiful promenade on the entire Riviera. The people of Nice may not completely agree, but judge for yourself. It is impressive! La Croisette has received the classification as “site pittoresque”.

La Croisette runs along the Gulf of Cannes from the new port of Port Canto, in the east, to the old port of Port Vieux in the west. It is the meeting point of the city with the beaches on one side and the city with its shops and cafes on the other side.

La Croisette’s birth and name
The boulevard saw the light of day in 1863 and got its name from a small cross, “crouseto” in Provencal, which stood on the point at Palm Beach. Here, pilgrims gathered on their way to the monastery of Lérins on the island of Saint-Honorat. Today, the cross has been replaced by a memorial to the original cross.

The small memorial to the cross that has given its name to the Boulevard de la Croisette

The famous hotels along the Croisette
Some of the most iconic buildings in Cannes are located along La Croisette. Here you will find the hotel, which is associated with movie stars and wealth, Carlton Hotel.

The legendary Carlton Hotel in Cannes with 354 luxury rooms

It is equipped with 354 luxury rooms, has a dome on each side of the building, which was built by the architects Marcellin Mayère and Charles Dalmas.

Here are also the hotel Majestic, Grand Hotel and Le Martinez.

The International Film Festival
Every year, the famous film festival takes place at the Palais des Festivals, located at the end of La Croisette.

Palais des Festival – the famous stage for the international film festival

Here all the big movie stars, known and unknown filmmakers and fashion designers meet around the red carpet on the way up the stairs to the Palais des Festivals. The conference building was built in 1982 and is 6000 sqm.

By Tommy Sverre / 2021

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Statue of Lord Brougham – Cannes’ “father”

Few have meant as much to Cannes as the English aristocrat and politician Lord Henry Brougham, whose statue adorns the basin of the avenue de la Liberté.


The International Film Festival in Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival is known worldwide and one of the most important film awards in the film industry. Was founded in 1939 and can celebrate its 75th birthday this year.


Cannes Underwater Museum

Cannes has got France’s first underwater museum, which is wildly fascinating in every way. 6 great sculptures below the sea surface connect…

Squares & Promenades

Le Suquet – The old town

Here in the heart of old Cannes, the city shows its true soul. Here you find Le Suquet – the old town – a medieval area nestled on the hilltop of Mont-Chevalier. With its cobbled alleys, is one of Cannes city-must-xee places.

Boat trips

Boat trips to Lérins Islands

If you want to visit the fantastic islands of Lérins, Saint-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat, you can sail there from Nice, Cannes and Golfe-Juan respectively.

Castles and palaces

Fort Royal & “The Man with the Iron Mask”

At Fort Royal, the legendary Man with the Iron Mask was imprisoned for 11 years. Today, the fort houses the Cannes Sea Museum and is a city-must-xee gem.


La Malmaison Art Center

Great art welcomes you in historic premises that used to be part of the Grand Hotel. In 1863, when the hotel was built, this building served as a games room and tea room.


Excurtions Cannes

Book your excursions safely with free cancellation. We have selected the most popular excursions for you right here.


Bellini Chapel

This beautiful chapel completely surprises, filled with art and dedicated to one of Cannes’ beloved artists, Emmanuel Bellini.


Forville Market

With its 3000 m2 and approx. 50 stalls, the market invites you inside to some of the best the Riviera has to offer in Provencal and Italian …


Cannes Sea Museum

Cannes Sea Museum, Musée de la Mer, is located on the small island of Sainte-Marguerite. It is located in a unique historic setting in the old Fort Royal.

Boat trips

Lérins Islands

Just a stone’s throw from La Croisette, on the opposite side of the Bay of Cannes, are the islands of Lérins. They consist of 4 islands, of which île Saint-Marguerite …


Musée de la Castre

Located high on top of Le Suquet, in the medieval castle originally inhabited by the monks of Lérins, the Museum of World Discovery overlooks the Croisette.

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