French Riviera Museum Tour, Cannes

There are several interesting museums in Cannes, particularly perfume museums. On the side of a hill, slightly inland from the coast, is the home of the French perfume industry. Take this tour and experience the history of perfume and Provencial life in France.
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French Riviera Museum Tour Map

Guide Name: French Riviera Museum Tour
Guide Location: France » Cannes (See other walking tours in Cannes)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Author: Daniel
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Musée de la Marine

1) Musée de la Marine

Also known as the Mémorial Amiral de Grasse, this museum was built in 1957 as a memorial to Admiral François-Joseph Paul, Comte de Grasse. Admiral de Grasse is best known for aiding the United States in their fight for independence. The museum displays a series of 30 model ships, including the ones commanded by de Grasse during his...   view more
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Musée International de la Parfumerie

2) Musée International de la Parfumerie (must see)

This museum was originally established as a private museum in 1918 by Francois Carnot, an eccentric perfume lover, and only went public in 1989. Today it is dedicated to presenting the history and evolution of perfume. It displays an outstanding collection of items associated with perfume and make-up, including Marie Antoinette's traveling case.

Operation hours: April - September: Daily 10 am - 7 pm;
October - March: Wednesday - Monday 10.30 am - 5.30...   view more
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Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence

3) Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence

This museum retraces everyday life in Provence from prehistoric times to the present day. The Provencial way of life is illustrated through furniture, pottery, paintings, traditional costumes and santons (Nativity figurines). There's also an authentic formal garden for you to enjoy.

Operation hours: April - September: Monday - Sunday 10 am - 7 pm;
October - March: Wednesday - Monday 10.30 am - 5.30...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Villa Musée Jean-Honoré Fragonard

4) Villa Musée Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Former residence of local painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard, this elegant 1700s villa is now an exhibition museum for the works of the Fragonard family. It showcases works by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, including a reproduction of Les Jeux de l'Amor (The Progress of Love), commissioned by the Countess du Barry, Louis XV's mistress. The museum also has a number of works by the artist's son, Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard, and grandson, Theophile Fragonard.

Operation hours: April -...   view more
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Fragonard

5) Fragonard (must see)

Located within one of the oldest perfume factories in France, built in 1782, Fragonard offers an in-depth firsthand look at the entire perfume making process and its history. Fragonard also features a gallery displaying a variety of perfume related...   view more
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Molinard

6) Molinard

Follow your nose down this flower-strewn villa to learn how perfume is manufactured. This old factory is a visual feast and a place where you can smell some of the world's finest perfumes. Famous perfume bottles are also on display. It is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and closed on Sundays.

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Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
Walk the Catwalk: A Stroll Down the French Riviera

Walk the Catwalk: A Stroll Down the French Riviera

Cannes is best known as the home of the Cannes Film Festival, but it is also the home of the French Riviera. Formally known as Boulevard de La Croisette, it stretches along the Mediterranean shore, with sandy beaches on one side and magnificent hotels, nightclubs and exquisite shops on the other. Take the following tour and experience the catwalk for yourself.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Le Suquet, Cannes - The Old Town

Le Suquet, Cannes - The Old Town

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 La Croisette. Take this tour to experience a bit of Provencial history.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
French Riviera Shopping Tour

French Riviera Shopping Tour

The French Riviera is filled with luxury stores catering to the rich and famous. Primarily concentrated on La Croisette, these stores are true eye-candy for anyone appreciative of style and beauty. Take this tour to enjoy the way of luxury firsthand.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Perhaps one of the best-known cities in France, Cannes is also one of the world's busiest and most famous tourist destinations, in large part, for the annual Cannes Film Festival. The Mediterranean resort is also renowned for a multitude of luxury shops, fancy restaurants, prestigious hotels, a castle and lovely parks. The local beaches, choice of outdoor activities, island tours, and a surplus of attractions have been the draw for tourists here for years. Take this orientation walk and see some of most popular attractions of Cannes.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Religious Buildings of Cannes Walking Tour

Religious Buildings of Cannes Walking Tour

Cannes is not particularly famous for its religious side, however it does feature a good number of beautiful churches with impressive architecture. Take this self-guided tour to discover some of the most notable religious places in town.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km