From the doorstep of your rental in the old neighbourhood you can set out to explore the Suquet neighbourhood, which is the hill upon which Cannes was originally founded.Its narrow streets eventually lead down to the port, where modern superyachts rub gunwales with venerable old sailing boats. From the top of the 109 steps of the square tower of the Musée de la Castre, you have a panoramic view of the bay.
A gîte in the Alpes-Maritimes is the ideal choice for groups and families looking for a nature destination. Take a boat trip to the islands of Lérins: Saint-Honorat and its monastery, Sainte Marguerite and its forest of pines and eucalypts.
Cannes has many public beaches that are supervised in summer, and where one can go kitesurfing, windsurfing or just simply sunbathing. Stroll along the legendary Croisette, lined with palm trees, palace hotels and shaded rose gardens. Your destination, of course, is the Palais des Festivals and its world-famous steps, where film stars from around the world congregate each year.