Le Suquet, Cannes - The Old Town, Cannes (Self Guided)

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.
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Le Suquet, Cannes - The Old Town Map

Guide Name: Le Suquet, Cannes - The Old Town
Guide Location: France » Cannes (See other walking tours in Cannes)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Author: Daniel
Eglise Paroissiale Saint Joseph‎

1) Eglise Paroissiale Saint Joseph‎

This church is dedicated to Saint Joseph (Hebrew יוֹסֵף, also known as Joseph of the House of David, Joseph the Betrothed or Joseph the Worker), who is known in the New Testament as the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus. Although according to Christian tradition, he was not the biological father of Jesus, he acted as his foster father and the head of the Holy Family. Joseph is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican and Lutheran churches.

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Notre Dame d'Esperance

2) Notre Dame d'Esperance (must see)

Located on top of Suquet Hill in old Cannes, this church is not only a sight to be seen, it also offers a fabulous view of the city and the bay. The church was built in the 14th and 15th centuries, featuring a Provencial Gothic style with wood paneling. Besides the architectural features, the church also contains a great collection of 19th century paintings, including a fresco by George Roux portraying the baptism of Christ.
Musee de la Castre

3) Musee de la Castre (must see)

Musee de la Castre is located on the hills of Suquet, in a medieval castle built in the 12th century by Lerins monks. The museum started with the private collection of Baron Lycklama, donated to the city in 1877. Today it strives to promote world art and showcases an impressive collection of artifacts from all around the world. Chapel of St. Anne (a 12th century tower) is part of the museum and displays an outstanding collection of musical instruments, as well as offering an incredible view of the city of Cannes.

Operation hours: September, April - June: Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm (until 9 pm on Wednesday);
October - March: Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm;
July - August: Monday - Sunday 10 am - 7 pm.
Tour du Masque

4) Tour du Masque (must see)

This 12th century tower, located in the old town, takes its name from the famed 12th century Man in the Iron Mask. It is said that he spent his last days in the tower after escaping the Bastille on Sainte-Marguerite island, and that his ghost haunts the tower to this day.
Old Port

5) Old Port

Below the hill of the old town, to the east, lies Old Port, also known as Vieux Port. A true playground for the rich and famous, it is usually packed with hundreds of big, beautiful yachts. Access is free and if you are lucky you may even get invited onto one of these floating mansions.

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Create Your Own Walk in Cannes

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Religious Buildings of Cannes Walking Tour

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Walk the Catwalk: A Stroll Down the French Riviera

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Cannes for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Cannes has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Cannes, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.