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Old Town

Cannes, a beautiful city in south eastern part of France can be your next holiday destination. Looking at today's glamorous city of Cannes you will never come to know once it was a small fishing hamlet unless you visit the old port and the Old Town, Cannes. One of the major Tourist attractions in Canes is this Old Town with its fortified towers, beautiful chapels, winding streets and ancient souvenir shops.
Old Town
While you are on Cannes Tours, you will get ample opportunity to appreciate the blend of modernity and traditionalism in Cannes. The rustic view of Old Town and the glamorous luxury of the new buzzing city center of Cannes are quite contrasting. At the back drop of the Suquet hill, the spectacular beauty of the old port is the most attractive part of the Old Town. Stroll on the streets of this town in Suquet district and climb up the hill to get an unmatched bird's eye view of the town from the top of the hill. With the fall of dusk, the whole town glitters with lights and it is marvelous to look down.

The Old Town or Le Suquet centering round the Old Port or Le Vieux Port is one of the popular sightseeing spots in Cannes. If you want to unwind the history of this Old Town, Cannes, visit the Musée de la Castre and the Eglise Notre-Dame d'Espérance. The former is a famous museum which is built on the original 12th-century castle and holds many archeological remnants of the Town. The Eglise Notre-Dame d'Espérance is a 17th century church made as a tribute to Mother Mary and has great importance to the local people. The church Notre-Dame-de-l'Espérence and the 12th century Tour de Mt. Chevalier, ramparts give a special ancient look to the Old Town.

Amongst the premier sightseeing spots in Cannes, Le Vieux Port is noteworthy. The colorful yachts and the wooden fishing boats are the special attraction of this spot. During the International Film Festival many rich tourists sail to Cannes by their own yacht and anchor it in this port. Take a walking trail on the famous "Croisette" which is a boulevard and a spectacular beach nearby the Old Town, Cannes.

You can stay in any standard accommodation in this town and can enjoy the charm of staying in a rustic ambience. From this place you can access to some other major sightseeing spots in Canne-the Old port, the bay to the Cap de la Croisette, the Gulf of La Napoule and the distant Massif de l'Esterel mountains.

So, come to Cannes and explore its ancient beauty in its Old Town and the Old Port.