The English nobility discovered it when it was only a village. Movie stars made it a myth, brands installed their windows, and visitors perceive it as a privileged stopover. Cannes, dream destination, continues today to deliver its secrets. Here mingle an incomparable atmosphere, the luxury hotels of the Croisette, the ancient stones of the historic district of Suquet, the authenticity of the old fishing port, the bright beauty of the islands, the beaches bathed in sunshine and the liveliness of the events organised at the famous Palais des festivals.
Leader of the French Riviera, city of congresses, of international events, of movie stars and glamour, beyond its famous croisette, Cannes, reveals a precious heritage, natural and artistic. The heart of its history vibrates in the pedestrian streets and steep streets of Suquet district, area above the old port which reveals a provencal soul.
The Meynadier shopping street and the Forville market preserve a village atmosphere, as for the Iles De Lerins, green lung overflowing with history, they face the flashy Croisette where the great brands of luxury and the famous palaces mingle. All facets are offered to the curious visitors who want to see beyond the sunlights.
Right next to the movie star city, Cannes, there is the city of Théoule-sur-mer. In Antiquity, this city was one of the most important port of anchorage between Antibes and Toulon.
Formerly, the city was mainly dedicated to fishing, had only about thirty houses and the access was made only by a small non-driveable road commonly called “Trays path”. Recognized as being one of the most beautiful roads in Europe along the Mediterranean offering superb panoramas, the national road the “Corniche d’or” inaugurated in 1902, truly marked the extension of the municipality.
Coming from the Var Coast, it is the first district of Alpes-Maritimes, at the beginning of the Esterel Massif, which unveils a provencal Côte d’Azur with a very typical red rock. Protected in a small bay, Théoule is now a seaside resort with a nice marina and its mini-lighthouse in red stone. Its coastline and wild beaches make it particularly popular place, although relatively less frequented by mass tourism in summer.
The place delights both seaside enthusiasts and nature lovers who can hike towards nearby summits such as Grosses Grues whose peak reaches 440 meters.