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Walking tours

A guided two-hour walking tour departs every Wednesday at 1430 from the tourist office. This takes in the Old Town (Suquet), the old port, the rue d'Antibes and La Croisette. The most rewarding nature trails are to be found on the Lérins Islands.

Tel: +33 4 9299 8422.
Website: http://www.cannes-destination.com

Train tours

Les Petits Trains du Cinema depart regularly from the tourist office. One heads to Le Suquet (Old Town), the other for La Croisette. Both trips last 40 minutes and include a multilingual commentary. Private hire is also available.

Tel: +33 6 2261 2576.
Website: http://www.cannes-petit-train.com

Cannes excursions

Grasse

The world capital of the perfume industry for more than three centuries, Grasse is 16km (10 miles) from Cannes. Four of its 300 perfume factories and the Musée International de la Parfumerie, 8 place du Cours, are open to the public. Buses to Grasse depart from the Cannes train station.

Tel: +33 4 9336 6666.
Website: http://www.grasse-riviera.com

Nice

Just 32km (20 miles) east along the coast, Nice is a museum mecca. The Musée Matisse in Cimiez displays a rich collection of paintings and sculptures in the artist's former home, while the Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain has French and American works from the 1960s to the present day.

Tel: +33 8 9270 7407.
Website: http://en.nicetourisme.com

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Hotel Novotel Suites Cannes Centre

The Novotel offers good-value rack rates and some of the best online specials in Cannes. This swish, modern, all-suite hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the railway station but still delivers spacious rooms that all have microwaves and kettles, as well as large working spaces and flatscreen TVs.

Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic

This belle époque palatial hotel along La Croisette fuses classic elegance with modern refinements. It has 349 sumptuous rooms, three Venetian-style lounges, five restaurants, two bars and a swimming pool. It has also hijacked part of the main beach, which means guests can enjoy bathing in private.

Hotel Colette

This 3-star stay is one of the most stylish hotels in Cannes. Its simple yet striking white colour scheme acts as a canvas for the hotel's lively blend of modern furniture, contemporary art and the odd antique. Its location opposite the railway station is convenient, albeit not the prettiest.

Hôtel Martinez

Situated on La Croisette, the 5-star Hôtel Martinez is one of the Riviera's grand palaces. Guests can take advantage of the private beach, swimming pool and spa while staying in the palatial apartments or well-appointed rooms. Its Michelin-starred restaurant, La Palme d'Or, has a reputation for exceptional cuisine.

Le Mistral

This 2-star hotel offers 10 rooms on three floors just a minute's walk from the Palais des Festivals and rue d'Antibes. The interior design is modern and stylish, and art works are usually on display. The rooms are soundproofed and air-conditioned and feature free Wi-Fi and flatscreen TVs.

InterContinental Carlton Cannes

Old-world charm and modern convenience combine to great effect at the Carlton. The hotel has 343 rooms, including 39 suites, and there are two restaurants, two bars and a health club on the premises. The grande dame of La Croisette overlooks the Mediterranean and has its own private beach.