Running the length of the seafront is the dominating La Croisette, one of the countries most iconic streets, where you can watch how the other half live and even enjoy waiter service on the beach. For some culture, head to Le Suquet, a Roman settlement above the city and the oldest area in Cannes, or to the medieval Musee de la Castre for the views. Take a boat to explore two off-shore islands, or explore the labyrinthine streets and lanes. Avoid in May, unless it’s the Film Festival you’re after, as this will send prices rocketing.
For celebrity spotting, admiring the luxury cars and yachts, and enjoying a bit of glitz, Cannes is for you. But, perhaps surprisingly, you’ll also have the time of your life if you go for the history, shops and a beach holiday with just a touch glamour.