Cannes City Hall, Cannes

Cannes City Hall, Cannes

The neoclassic-style building that houses the City Hall of Cannes looks more like a palace than a City Hall.

The first communal house existed in the area as far back as 1515. However, that original building fell into disrepair after the French Revolution. The current building was completed in 1876. Also known as the Hôtel de Ville, the building was designed by architect Louis Durand.

The majestic building features 16 caryatids and sculpted blazons that embellish the facade. Doric and Ionic columns add to the grandeur of City Hall. An iconic dome with two clocks tops the building.

The building is located right at the port in the old part of Cannes. In front of it, along Pantiero promenade, is the Memorial of the Fallen. This monument to the First World War was erected in 1927 and was created by sculptor Albert Cheuret.

The view of the monument and the city hall behind it is one of the most photographed scenes in Cannes. The stately and sedate monument frames the grand city hall beautifully.

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Cannes City Hall on Map

Sight Name: Cannes City Hall
Sight Location: Cannes, France (See walking tours in Cannes)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Cannes, France

Create Your Own Walk in Cannes

Create Your Own Walk in Cannes

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cannes is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cannes Introduction Walking Tour

Cannes Introduction Walking Tour

Cannes is a sparkling resort city on the enduringly fabulous French Riveria. First, Ligurians occupied Cannes, then Phocaeans, Celts, and Romans. By the fourth century, Lérins monks settled the area. Napoleon camped here after his return from Elba. Lord Brougham built a villa here and popularized Cannes as an international resort destination in the 19th century. Today, the area is known for...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Cannes Old Town Walking Tour

Cannes Old Town Walking Tour

Initially a Roman camp, Le Suquet is Cannes' old town quarter and the original site of the city. With its medieval buildings and a castle on top of the hill, it offers an incredible contrast to the glamor of the Croisette Boulevard. Take this self-guided walking tour to experience a bit of quiet and charming part of Cannes.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles