You may associate Cannes with the rich and famous due to the opulence of its film festival but the rest of the year, its an eminently affordable vacation spot. Perhaps you only have a weekend to enjoy Cannes though. You can still enjoy the highlights of this French Riviera spot in only 48 tiny hours.
You’ll need to fly into the Nice airport, then take a car or bus to Cannes. The lowest cost flight is from Luton. You’ll have two choices for bus routes from Nice Airport to Cannes, a direct route that takes about an hour or the slightly longer coastal route through Antibes. The buses deliver you to La Croisette, the main boulevard. If you prefer the scenic route, Cannes also has train service.
Hotels in Cannes
Fly or ride into Cannes during the evening or late night. Check into your hotel and get some shut-eye. Choose a hotel on the highway that runs through the center of town. The best area is the southern arc with beachfront hotels. Since 1902, The Carlton on the Croisette has housed travelers in style. Another popular choice, Les Dauphins Verts offers a family-run hotel with extremely reasonable prices. Other amazing choices include the InterContinental Carlton Hotel and the Hotel Grand Martinez. Whether you like staying in corporate hotels or in mom-and-pop hotels, Cannes provides it. In the morning, you’ll have plenty to explore in Cannes, Le Cannet to the north and the Med to the south. Beware that everything costs more at festival time which always occurs in May.