What to expect when docking in Cannes ?
There is no harbor for cruise ships in Cannes. That is why your cruise ship will anchor in the bay of Cannes and send tenders ashore.
Reading this article you will understand better where you arrive and what are the best shore excursions from Cannes.
Where will you land ashore in Cannes ?
Your tender will arrive at the Quai Laubeuf. By the Quai Laubeuf is a big parking area where all cars, minivans and buses can access. All the cruise ship tours and private tours are meeting at Quai Laubeuf.
What is the distance from the center ?
From Quai Laubeuf you will be quite close to the center of Cannes.
One corner of the parking leads to the beaches and the other is the entrance of the old port. Walking along the old port the historical center, called Le Suquet, will be on your left. You can reach it within 5 to 10 minutes.
If you walk straight all along the port you will arrive by the city hall. Following the port on your right the next building is the Casino and the Film Festival Palace.
Behind the Festival Palace starts the famous Croisette seaside avenue with its luxurious hotels and private sandy beaches.
Shore excursions from Cannes: what are your options ?
Apart from being so famous thanks to its film festival, the geographical position of Cannes makes it the corner stone between Provence and French Riviera.
Cannes offers beautiful options for shore excursions from the peaceful and authentic countryside of Provence to the shining and glittering cities of the French Riviera
Minivan shore excursions from Cannes
Your minivan will wait for you at Quai Laubeuf and you will meet your guide as soon as you walk outside the tender.
If you want to see a lot and combine major cities and amazing landscapes along the coast of the French Riviera, see our French Riviera Tour.
If you prefer to enter the countryside, please check our French Riviera Villages Tour and our French Riviera Countryside Tour. A shore excursion to the countryside also gives you the option to visit a winery.
From Cannes you are also close to outstanding art collections. The Picasso museum in Antibes is only 30 minutes from your ship.
The village of Saint Paul de Vence hosts the Maeght Foundation and its unique modern art collections but also keeps alive the spirit of Marc Chagall.
You can also spend your day in Nice exploring Matisse and Chagall museums with your guide.
Bus and minibus shore excursions from Cannes
In Cannes, buses and minibuses will also meet you at Quai Laubeuf.
Our best seller for group excursions from the port of Cannes is the French Riviera Bus Tour. You can compare our offer to your cruise ship offer.
We also provide bus tours to the countryside of the Riviera, among which the Grasse and Saint Paul de Vence Bus Tour with the visit of a perfume factory is a must.
Guided walking tour in Cannes
Finally, if you just want to explore Cannes walking and using public transport, we can provide a professional guide. The guide will meet you at Quai Laubeuf or anywhere else you desire in Cannes.
We hope this article can help you to prepare your call in Cannes.
Thank you for reading and enjoy your shore excursions from Cannes.
Provence Private Tour team