Provencal Jousting, Le Suquet, Islands and Electronic Beaches in Cannes
Cannes is a dream destination during the summer season, because everything that makes a successful holiday is here. Beautiful clear skies, sandy beaches, warm blue waters, the Lerins Islands just 10 minutes away, and a whole host of activities. Come and experience Cannes like a local. Wander through the Old Town heart of Cannes, Le Suquet, ‘a little Montmartre’ with its medieval charm and typically Mediterranean restaurants. You can thrill to the watery spectacle of Provencal Jousting, then dance all night long during the Electronic Beaches Festival. This is just some of the fun that awaits you during your summer stay at the Villa d'Estelle.
The colourful charm of the Cannes markets
The Forville market is a Cannes experience not to be missed if you’re looking for local colour. Here you’ll find the finest Provencal flowers, fruits and vegetables, discover Provençal specialities and stroll amidst tempting scents and appealing displays.
Every Thursday evening, the port of Cannes plays host to a night market where you can taste local produce and check out local handicrafts right up until midnight.
The fun spectacle of Provencal Jousting
Don’t miss the sport of Provençal Jousting at the old port, a long standing local tradition! Opponents armed with lances stand on narrow platforms projecting precariously from opposing boats and the aim is for one to pitch the other into the water. Colourful and good, clean, wet fun, this event personifies the freewheeling ambiance of Cannes like nothing else!
Electronic Beaches; tanning to rhythms
The Plages Electroniques (Electronic Beaches) Festival returns to the white sands of Cannes for parties that will last all night. From August 10th to 12th, the best DJs from all across Europe come to blaze an electro trail along the Cannes beaches, which turn into a dancefloor from the beginning of the afternoon. After dancing ‘til you drop, you’ll be delighted to return to the quiet sanctuary of your apartment at the Villa d'Estelle. Central and elegant, this hotel residence will be your Cannes haven this August while you enjoy an idyllic holiday on the French Riviera.