Cannes is an exciting city, full of glamour, luxury villa rentals
, fine dining and expensive boutiques. But the much sought-after area in the South of France is by no means all bright lights and fancy restaurants, there is also plenty to enjoy outside the city limits. The countryside that surrounds Cannes is some of the most beautiful on the French Riviera, and for those with real estate in Cannes it offers the opportunity to get away from city life. Below are few ideas for day trips from Cannes for those considering property on the French Riviera to see all that Cannes has to offer:
- Les Iles de Lerins are a group of four islands that lie off the coast at Cannes, a visit to which is highly recommended during your trip to look at real estate in Cannes. Unwind by walking through pine forests on the Isle de Sainte-Marguerite, a veritable paradise away from the hustle and bustle of the French Riviera. The island has a fortress in which The Man in the Iron Mask was said to have been held. The islands can be accessed by ferries which run from the port in Cannes.
- The hill top town of Fayence lies approximately 30 minutes away from Cannes and makes a wonderful contrast from the cosmopolitan city when considering property on the French Riviera. Fayence is a charming example of a Provencal market town with a number of excellent restaurants, shady squares and antiques shops.
- Mougins is another hilltop town worthy of a visit when looking a property for sale Cannes but unlike Fayence, it is just a stone’s throw away. The town, a Mecca for artists seduced by its wonderful light, is only a 15 minute drive from the coast and boasts some excellent restaurants, art galleries and breath-taking panoramic views of the French Riviera.