Religious Buildings of Cannes Walking Tour, Cannes (Self Guided)

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.
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Religious Buildings of Cannes Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Religious Buildings of Cannes Walking Tour
Guide Location: France » Cannes (See other walking tours in Cannes)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km
Author: Daniel
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Notre Dame d'Esperance

1) 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.
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Notre Dame de Bon Voyage

2) Notre Dame de Bon Voyage (must see)

Just in front of the Palais des Festivals, on Merimee Square, stands the largest and most valuable church in Cannes. It was built in 1865 in place of an older church by the same name and designed by Vianay Laurent in a faux Gothic style. The main entrance and portal above it, designed by ceramist and artist Roger Capron, makes the church truly unique.
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Eglise Reformee de France

3) Eglise Reformee de France (must see)

This church, although rather simple on the outside, features very impressive acoustics and is often a highly sought-after venue for organ recitals and classical music concerts. Eglise Reformee de France is open to visitors for Sunday worship from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
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Eglise Anglicane

4) Eglise Anglicane

Also known as the Holy Trinity Church, this is one of three Anglican churches in Cannes and falls under the aegis of the Bishop of Gibraltar. Service is held at 10:30 am on Sundays. The church is located on Rue du Général Ferrié, right behind the Carlton Hotel.
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Eglise Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Michel-Archangel

5) Eglise Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Michel-Archangel (must see)

Built in 1894 by Russian aristocrats living in Cannes to meet the spiritual needs of the Orthodox community, Eglise Orthodoxe Russe St-Michel-Archangel stands out in Cannes. It has a distinctive look thanks to its blue onion-shaped dome, three prominent gold crosses and an overall classic Russian design.
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Eglise Saint-Georges

6) Eglise Saint-Georges

A former Anglican church, built in 1887 by English architect M. Bloomfield, this is an excellent example of the 19th century Gothic English architecture. In 1974 it became Catholic after being transfered to the parish of Nice. It is located on Avenue du Roi Albert, just north of Palm Beach.
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Musee-chapelle Bellini

7) Musee-chapelle Bellini

Built in 1880 by Count Vitali, this Florentine-baroque chapel was once home to Princess Kara-Georgevich of Serbia. Later it became the home of local painter Emmanuel Bellini. It is located inside the peaceful Parc Fiorentina, featuring an interesting design with a watch tower and several contemporary paintings by Bellini inside. Lucette Bellini, a painter herself, still lives here and continues to show visitors around the chapel.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday 2 pm - 5 pm.

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.
Le Suquet, Cannes - The Old Town

Le Suquet, Cannes - The Old Town

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
City Orientation Walk

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Walk the Catwalk: A Stroll Down the French Riviera

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.