11th February 2020 Safer Travel


Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera, is famed for its international film festival. It’s lined with sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels.

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Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.

  • Emergency Services: 112
  • Language: French
  • Currency: Euro
  • Country Code: FR
  • Travel Visa: None required
  • Population: 90,000

Risk Level

Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;

Overall Risk 40%
Pickpickets 70%
Mugging 25%
Common Crimes 45%

Travellers Tips

Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.


For the Emergency services just dial 112 from any phone.


Click the text below to visit their website.

Centre Hospitalier de Cannes

Hôpital de Cannes

Hôpital Pierre Nouveau

Travelling Around

Getting around Cannes is not a problem at all. The city is well equipped with an efficient local bus system, Bus Azur that provides a service not only in the city but also to neighbouring Cannes la Bocca, Le Cannet and Mandelieu-la Napoule.


Cannes-Mandelieu Airport is the main airport serving Cannes. Click the text below to visit the website.

Cannes-Mandelieu Airport

Train Stations

Gare de Cannesk is the main train station serving Cannes. Click the text below for more information.

Gare de Cannes

Cannes Safety

  • How can I keep up with the news?

    Cannes has local news media outlets. Click the text below for more information.

    Rivera Times

    Topix – Cannes

  • What safety tips should I know?

    There is usually a breeze along the coastline, which often makes it seem as if you are not getting sunburn. Make sure you wear plenty of sun cream and always carry a water bottle with you.

    Never swim alone and only enter the water if an on-duty lifeguard is present.

  • Which areas should I take more care?

    Take extra care around the train station and back streets away from the shopping streets especially at night.

  • What are the common crimes?

    Pick pocketing

    A common crime for tourists is pick pocketing, watch your belongings when in busy areas but also on the beach, keep an eye on your bags at all times and leave valuables in your accommodation.


    Scams are also common, people asking for money in exchange for worthless items. Firmly say no and most people get the message.

Improve Your Personal Safety

Knowledge – the more you have the better equipped you are.

Awareness – the more you see the safer you become.

Response – the right reaction can change a situation.

Annual Events

Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.


Cannes Film Festival

One of the biggest and most prestigious festivals on the circuit, for 10 days Cannes turns in to a place for the rich and famous. Many celebrities and film makers attend the festival and thousands of tourists descend on the city to get a glimpse of their favourite people in film. Be aware that for those 10 days prices in every sector will be increased, book your accommodation in advance.

Cannes Highlights

  • Where else is great to visit?

    Promenade de la Croisette

    Take a walk along the beautiful promenade in Cannes, it runs along the full stretch of the beach from the Old Town to Palm Beach. Many tourists wander along stopping at cafes along the way, it is also a great opportunity to take a look at the fantastic hotels and beach bars in the summer. The main shopping streets run parallel a few streets back from the beach.

  • What are the highlight attractions?

    Le Suquet

    Cannes is a beautiful city, many of the hotels along the beach are modern along with the main shopping streets. To get a taste of ‘true Cannes’ as they say head up in to the old town, a winding street packed with fantastic restaurants takes you up to the top where you can enjoy amazing views of both bays and the entire city.

    Casino Palm beach

    The Palm Beach Casino in Cannes boasts all the usual games and machines in the beautiful setting of Cannes, with the stunning view over the Mediterranean sea. A great place to hang out and have a drink in on the terrace looking over the sea.