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Le Cannet - picture perfect

The town of Le Cannet, which lies in the far south-east of France, is a picture perfect Riviera city overlooking the beautiful Bay of Cannes. Blessed with the fabulous Mediterranean climate of the region, the city positively oozes southern warmth and charm, with its old Italianate architecture, pretty narrow streets and a teeming life that encompasses artists, film stars, tourists and locals.

A town with everything

Le Cannet really does seem to be the town that has it all. From its sunshine record to its architecture, from its proximity to the beaches of the Riviera to its hilly Provençal backdrop, from its restaurants to its shops and art galleries, Le Cannet offers a treat for everyone. Calmer than its illustrious neighbour Cannes, Le Cannet nevertheless has everything you could require. It has a fantastic array of shops, including exclusive fashion boutiques and art shops where you can pick up a real bargain with unique works by local artists frequently on sale. Its restaurants are also of a very high standard.

Things to see in Le Cannet

Le Cannet has its fair share of cultural activities and historic sights. Take a look at the Chapel of Notre Dames des Anges, or the Saint Saveur Chapel with its decoration by Tobiasse. Enjoy the lovely old town itself, with its villas from the 1900s, and its sparkling fountains illuminating the sun drenched squares and shady corners. The town is known as a city of flowers, and the floral displays are always in evidence, enchanting and bewitching with their intoxicating scents and colours. In fact, Le Cannet has recently been awarded a local prize in recognition of the way in which the town has enhanced its already outstanding natural beauty.

Out and about

Where do you want to begin? You are in the heart of the French Riviera, and there are so many wonderful places to visit that you really are spoiled for choice. There is the harbour of Cannes, where the rich and famous sail in and out on their fantastic yachts, or where the film stars walk the red carpets and pose, Bardot style, on the beaches during the famous festival. You can enjoy the family friendly and lively resort of Fréjus, the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Nice, or pack a picnic and head for the hills to discover the real Provence so enjoyed by Peter Mayle and many other writers and artists.

Activities available

Sporting enthusiasts will find plenty to do here too, and the beaches are full of people enjoying beach and water sports, with tennis, fishing, cycling and walking all popular round and about too. Even golfers will find that they don't have top go far to access their favourite activity!

How to get there

The French Riviera has long been popular with holiday makers from the UK, so there is a well trodden path making travel easy. Fly to Nice with bmibaby, British Airways, easyJet, bmi, Jet2, flybe, Air France or Aer Lingus. If you prefer train travel you can take Eurostar to Paris and then hop onto a super fast TGV and arrive in Nice only a few short hours later. Drivers, look for the A8 auto route.

Property prices and availability in and around Le Cannet

Well, it isn't going to be the cheapest place in France to buy a property, but nevertheless there are some good buys to be had if you keep your eyes open and are prepared to act quickly when you find something you like. The good news for those who don't plan to live in the property all year round is that there will always be a very strong rental market in Le Cannet, with a small fortune to be made for rental of prestige properties during the film festival.

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WHERE IS Le Cannet?

Le Cannet lies on the French Riviera, in the south-east of France and in the south-west of the Alpes-Maritimes department.

Le Cannet Property Map


Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Guide

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Population: 43,200

Access: By air: Fly to Nice with a variety of airlines from many airports in the UK and Ireland. By rail: The TGV runs to Nice from Paris. By road: The town is accessed from the A8 auto route.

Economy: The economy of the town is now largely tourism based.

Interesting fact: Until 1778, Le Cannet was considered a suburb of Cannes, but then it was declared a separate city.


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