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Cannes, France

Cannes is one of those cities everyone knows about and it has so much more to offer besides the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Whatever you're looking for can be found at this French getaway, from the clear blue sea to the golden beaches surrounded by leafy palm trees and subtropical flowers. You’re also bound to find exclusive villas, luxurious yachts, and stylish city streets. This illustrious city is known for its perfect weather and the picturesque sights all year long, thanks to the Mediterranean climate. In this charming seaside resort, you can find all the best things the Côte d'Azur can offer. So, rent a boat in Cannes and experience the city and its shore to the fullest!

 

DESTINATION GUIDE

Sail to the Island of Sainte-Marguerite

A few minutes away from the city of Cannes, lays the island of Sainte-Marguerite, a place for both lovers of nature and history. Fort Royal which is situated on the island is the place that inspired a number of literary works, including Alexandre Dumas' novel “Man In The Iron Mask”. The Maritime Museum is also worth visiting since it offers more details about the island's history. On the other side, Batéguier Pond is a bird sanctuary, perfect for people whose hobby is bird watching. If you decide to visit one of the island’s beaches, the only thing that awaits you is complete relaxation, enhanced by fragrances of eucalyptus and pine trees.

Enjoy the Sea and Historical Sites on Saint-Honorat

After you’ve visited the island of Sainte-Marguerite, the island of Saint-Honorat is as close as it gets. Sail across the sea and after a few minutes, you will find yourself in a sunny paradise, a haven of unspoiled nature. The island is private, owned by monks of Lérins Abbey, and the site of five historical monuments. The monks living in it are also cultivating the vineyards on the island and manually producing some of the best wines in the world. Another thing worth noting is that the monastery of this island was built in 410 and has been withstanding the tests of time ever since.

Relax on the Golden Beaches

Seven kilometers of the coastline is dedicated to public beaches. Enjoy the gorgeous view and the calm Mediterranean waters and forget about all your worries while you’re here. La Bocca beach is known for having the most mesmerizing views while Plages du Midi is close to the center of Cannes. On the other side, if you prefer snorkeling, you should visit a lesser-known beach called Les Rochers. Whatever your choice may be, you can move around effortlessly by renting a boat in Cannes.

Dock Up in Le Vieux Port

If you want to rest from swimming and exploring the islands, the city of Cannes can provide you with more things to do. Starting with a classified historical monument: the Musée de la Castre, a medieval castle and before that, a monastery. Be sure not to miss its impressive collection of antiquities, art, and instruments from all over the world. Next on the list of notable landmarks is the Notre-Dame de l'Espérance, the most important church in Cannes. Dating back to the 16th century, it is still a place of religious worship today and as breathtakingly beautiful as the day it was built.

Fish in the Bay of Cannes

If you’re like us and prefer to spend your time on the sea, fishing with one of our boat rentals might be the best option for you. And the best thing is, in Cannes, you don’t need a license for sea fishing. This means you can hit the water in style and reel in some of the area’s best-known aquatic species without having to go through all of the legislation. You can even bring home some of your catch and enjoy a nice seafood dinner with the entire crew.

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