Cannes (France)

Cannes is a coastal town on the French Riviera, on the Mediterranean Sea. The city is mainly famous for the annual film festival and expensive hotels and a casino, where the rich and famous meet. In Cannes prices for accommodation services are slightly cheaper, but the medium level is more expensive than elsewhere in France. The city has a small Old Town and castle ruins, a new harbor full of sailboats and yachts, as well as a few very crowed sandy beaches. The two islands of the town are also worth a visit, both offer ancient ruins, and the second hosts also a still functioning monastery.

Population: 73,603
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: French
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, E
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A tip is not required, but most people tip in the 5 to 10% bracket when the service is good.
Time in destination: Oct 14, 2019, 4:08:17 AM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 48.6 55.2 41.7 6
February 49.3 56.1 42.6 5
March 52.3 58.8 45.7 5
April 55.6 61.7 49.5 7
May 62.2 68.2 56.3 5
June 68.4 74.5 62.1 4
July 73.6 79.9 67.3 2
August 74.3 81.0 67.8 2
September 69.3 75.7 62.6 4
October 62.4 69.1 55.8 7
November 54.3 61.3 47.7 6
December 49.8 56.8 43.0 6

More information: Cannes forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Cannes is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $72.84, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $244.31, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $17.67
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $31.47
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $6.63
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.83
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.36

More information: Cannes price level

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Destination map in full scale: Cannes destination map

Safety

Cannes has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 53.3 (better than United states average 49.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 71.8 (a little better than United states average 70.2)
  • Walking alone at night: 46.6 (better than United states average 41.1)

More information: Cannes safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe