The cruise port of Cannes
Cruise ship pier location in Cannes
The port of Cannes is too small for most cruise ships. Your ship will anchor in the bay and you will come ashore by tender boat. The tender boat station is located at Quai Laubeuf south of the city, where ferries dock. Sometimes the Quai near new Gare Maritime is used. From Quai Laubeuf, it is a short walk to the major landmarks and to the city center. You have public transportation nearby. Cannes is also the perfect starting point for a trip to Nice or Monaco.
Cruise to Cannes
During a cruise vacation to France, Cannes is sometimes on the program. This cosmopolitan city shows off along the Western Mediterranean and offers various excursion options in the city itself, but also abroad. Cruises to Cannes are quite popular. You can spend the day in Cannes or choose a tour to nearby cities like Nice or Monaco.
Cannes Cruise terminal
Cannes does not have a cruise terminal. Ships anchor in bay and tenders ferry passengers ashore.
Cannes Cruise facts
Language in Cannes
The language in Cannes is French, but on touristic spots you can also use English.
Currency in Cannes
The currency in Cannes is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.
Opening times in Cannes
Opening times differ a lot around France, but generally are as follows:
- Monday to Saturday from 9.00h - 12.00h and 14.00h - 19.00h
- On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions.
Landmarks and highlights in Cannes
The most important highlights and landmarks during a cruise vacation in Cannes
historic center Le Suquet
The historic center of Cannes is located in the upper part of the city. You can stroll around the narrow winding streets along stairs and squares
Musee de la Castre
Musee de la Castre is a museum with ancient musical instruments and pictures. It´s located in a medieval castle
Notre Dame de l'Esperance
Notre Dame de l'Esperance is a cathedral in Gothic style. It´s located in the historic center and was built during 16th and 17th century
Palais de Festivals et Congrès
Palais de Festivals et Congrès is the location of the famous and most prestigious film festival in the world - Film Festival of Cannes
Getting around in Cannes
From the tender boat station at Quai Laubeuf, you have easy access to the city center. The famous Palais des Festivals is only 800 meters (0.49 miles) away. It's a nice walk along the old port with its beautiful yachts moored up. At the Palais de Festivals you will find the Tourist Office and a small tourist train that takes you along Cannes' hot spots. The old town Le Suquet is even closer to the tender boat station. It's only 500 meters (0.31 miles) away, although the road is a little more challenging and steep. Across the car park from Quai Laubeuf you will find nr. 8 bus stop. Take this open topped bus along the seafront (Croisette) and see the many famous luxury hotels like the Carlton and the Martinez.
If you plan to visit Nice or Monaco from Cannes, your best options are an organized tour, taxi or train.
Shore excursions around Cannes
Cannes itself has many highlights to offer. A lot of cruise passengers opt to stay in the city for the day. If you want to visit other cities along the French Rivièra, nearby Nice and Monaco are good choices.
Weather in Cannes
Cannes has a typical Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and humid winters.The average annual temperature in summer is between 26°C and 30°C and in winter between 4°C and 8°C
Local shore excursions in and around Cannes
You can discover Cannes on your own or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.