Cannes is the pinnacle of French Riviera luxury. With a population of just over 70,000, the city is home to the world famous Cannes Film Festival each May. During the festival, actors, directors and film industry executives showcase their award-winning films while dining out at the city’s most stylish restaurants and lounging on the picturesque beaches. For this reason, Cannes is a dream destination for many. Lucky for you, HotelsByDay partner hotel, Hotel Splendid, offers day stay options so you can explore the city or rest before a big business meeting.

Here’s what you can do while spending a day in Cannes.

Spend the morning walking around the Boulevard de la Croisette, a long and prominent road with stunning ocean views. Then find a spot on the Croisette Beach to enjoy the view of the sparkling blue water. Fit in a quick nap or sunbathing session before exploring the city.

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Soak up the culture in Cannes

Next, grab lunch in Le Suquet, an old fishing quarter of Cannes. Admire the winding streets and cobblestone paths while taking in the history of the city. Wander up to the medieval church, Eglise Notre Dame d’Esperance. The church was built in the 14th and 15th centuries and offers a great view of the city to tourists. Now, you can also take a peek inside at the stained glass windows, stunning architecture and sculptures.

And because 2017 is the 70th year of the Cannes Film Festival, you can see one of the year-long celebratory fixtures like the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals. You can also walk through photographer Gilles Traverso’s celebrity photo exhibits “40 years, 40 photos” and “Festival de Cannes 2016” at the city hall. For photo op fun, look for one of the film star figures spread throughout the city where you can stick your face in the hole of the figure and pose for a photo as the film star.

End your day with a bit of culture at La Malmaison Art Center. Here, you can check out art exhibits from 20th and 21st century artists.

What are you most excited to do in Cannes? Let us know in the comment section down below. For more information on any of our partner hotels, visit our homepage.

Use the code HelpTX when booking a day stay with HotelsByDay through December 31, 2017 and 5 % of the booking revenue is donated to the American Red Cross to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

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