Right in the heart of the city, next to the famous Palais des Festivals you will find the old port of Cannes, a Provençal district with a rich architectural heritage.
It is the place where yachting activities, cruises and sea excursions take part. It links the glamorous side of Cannes with the historic district of the Old Town, Le Suquet.
The Old Port was originally intended only for trade and passenger transports when it was built back in 1835. Its main purpose was to provide a paddle steamer as a link from Cannes to Marseille back in the day. However, over the years it has been growing, reflecting the tourist development of the rest of the city. In 1940 it officially became a transatlantic port for other regions including outside Europe, New York for example. Today, the Old Port is home to luxurious sailing ships and international events such as the Régates Royales or the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Visit the Old Port in Cannes and enjoy a nice walk on the promenade while admiring the beautiful and luxurious yachts that stand there. During summer, you might even find some yacht owners offering you drinks or a small ride on the Mediterranean Bay!