Les Murs Peints (Painted Wall), Cannes

Les Murs Peints (Painted Wall), Cannes (must see)

The Painted Walls of Cannes offers visitors a unique way to see depictions of their favorite movie stars and movie scenes. Since Cannes began hosting the Cannes Film Festival in 1949, Cannes has been synonymous with movie star glamour. Since 2002, artists have painted various murals to celebrate Cannes' cinema connection. Today, there are 15 different mural frescoes to view.

These inspired murals encourage visitors to stroll through Cannes, searching for the next mural. The Painted Walls offer a unique combination of a free outdoor art gallery and a treasure hunt.

As you stroll through the city, you'll find murals depicting Buster Keaton, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe. One mural depicts Pulp Fiction and another mural shows The Piano Lesson.

One of the most prominent murals features depictions of 100 years of movie stars. This impressive mural is next to the bus station near City Hall. This artwork celebrates cinematic greats such as Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Micky Mouse, and even memorable characters like Superman, Batman, and R2-D2.

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Les Murs Peints (Painted Wall) on Map

Sight Name: Les Murs Peints (Painted Wall)
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 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
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