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Nestled on the French Riviera in the South of France, Cannes is renowned the world over for its luxurious resorts and hotels, breath-taking beaches and long-running film festival.

It's easy to catch a train to Cannes, with the city host to no less than three train stations, including the central Cannes train station. This sun-drenched city enjoys convenient connections via TGV to and from popular destinations across France and beyond. The journey from Paris to Cannes by train takes 5h 25m, while the train to Cannes from Marseille takes as little as 2h.

Once you've arrived at the jewel in the crown of the Côte d'Azur, get set for a magnificent array of markets, plenty of bustling bars and some of the finest dining experiences on the continent.

Visiting Cannes

Hopping off the train at Cannes train station, you'll be a mere 5-minute walk away from the city centre. The first port of call should be Le Suquet, the historic old quarter of Cannes. This corner of the city is popular with tourists and locals alike, with centuries-old houses and architecture at every turn. Cannes is also famous around the world for the iconic film festival each May. If you travel to the coastal city during this time, you never know who you may bump into!

Missed breakfast or hungry for lunch? This is the perfect spot to savour some of the finest cuisine in the city. You'll find countless bistros and restaurants lining the streets here, giving you plenty of opportunities to feast on Provencal favourites.

Batteries recharged, a 5-minute walk from the old quarter will take you to the beach for golden sands and picturesque sights of the French Riviera. The best views can be found by heading east along the 2km-long Promenade de la Croisette, an important artery for travel in Cannes. Along this stretch of coastal road lie iconic hotels like the Majestic, Carlton and Martinez, not to mention exclusive casinos. If you carry on, you'll come across the Pointe Croisette, one of the most easterly districts of Cannes where it’s easy to kick back, relax and unwind with a light and fruity glass of Grenache before heading back to the station.

Need more inspiration on what to see and do in Cannes? Head to one of our guides below, or check our trains in France page to learn more about the French rail network:

 

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