Fête des Mères

Mother’s Day is here, but perhaps you are still struggling to find the right gift?

Follow the guide and discover a list of ‘Made in Cannes’ gift ideas just for her!

Is Mum a culture vulture?

Terrasse du Palais

The Terrace du Palais

Is she mad about culture? Make her dream come true with the Summer in Cannes cultural programme: entertainment, theatre, dance and concerts on the Terrace of the Palais des Festivals…

f Mum is more into jazz « Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal » dance performance will be just the thing, on 26 July! Or soak up the magnificent setting in the gardens of VIlla Domergue, where the ‘Jazz at Domergue’ festival is held from 1 to 4 August.

For a rock n’ roll Mum, check out the summer concerts: Sting & Shaggy, Beth Ditto, Hyphen Hyphen, Brigitte and many more who will perform on the Terrace du Palais des Festivals with breathtaking views over the Croisette, le Suquet and Cannes harbour!

Mums with more classical tastes préfèreront will prefer ‘les Nuits Musicales Du Suquet,’ festival which will bring the courtyard of Castre Museum and Notre Dame d’Esperence church to life on 19, 20, 22 and 23 July.

And for mothers who are full of curiosity and interests, let them explore a few of the town’s museums!

On the Island of St Marguerite, the Museum of the Sea is housed in the oldest part of the Royal Fort. Listed as a historical monument, it is bordered by pine and eucalyptus trees and overlooks the sea. In addition, the museum displays the land and underwater archaeological collections and the Roman and Saracen wrecks of the Tradelière and the Batéguier. Staying on the mainland, you can discover the Castre Museum, in the historic district of Le Suquet. Tribal arts from the Himalayas-Tibet, Oceania, precolumbian American and Mediterranean Antiquities, musical instruments from around the world and also 19th century landscape paintings are on display there.

Is she a fan of films and the stars who walked along the Croisette just a few days ago? Head over to the Cannes Tourist Office, to buy her the official poster of the 71st Cannes Film Festival: the beautiful kiss between Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina in the film ‘Pierrot Le Fou’ by Jean-Luc Godard.

Castre Museum :
Open Tuesdays to Sundays 10 am -1 pm and 2-6 pm
Open 7 days a week in July and August from 10 am to 7 pm
Evening opening: Wednesday’s until 9 pm (from June to September)
Museum of the sea
Open Tuesdays to Sundays: from April to May 10.30 am – 1.15 pm and 2.15 – 5.45 pm
Open 7 days a week from June to September: 10 am – 5.45 pm

 Nature Mum

îles de lérins

Lerins Islands

Is your mother unstoppable and can’t never stay on one spot? Perfect, Cannes and its region has an exceptional cultural and natural heritage! The perfect setting for spending special time with Mum during Mother’s Day.

Enjoy time together far from the hustle and bustle of the Croisette, in the Lerins Islands off the coast of Cannes, where you can discover the local flora and fauna. Choose from the island of St Marguerite, home to the fort where the ‘Man in the Iron Mask’ was imprisoned, or the island of St Honorat, which has had a working monastery since 1600.

For wine lovers, on the first Friday of each month wine workshops are held on St Honorat. Then walk round the paths under the maritime pines and explore this exceptional heritage site with its chapels, Napoleonic cannonball ovens, the 16th century monastery tower, the abbey and its church, vineyards and its very own production of wines and liqueurs.

Boat trips take you to St Honorat island 
Boat trips take you to St Marguerite island
Island’s vineyard and wine day: on the first Friday of every month

Sporty Mum

Stand Up Paddle

Stand Up Paddle

Why not let her discover a new dimension to the Bay of Cannes, by taking to the sea on a stand-up paddle, a pedalo or a kayak? A wonderful adventure and a breath of fresh sea air to boot! Suffers from sea sickness, or only a fresh water sailor? Opt instead for a traditional bicycle tour of Cannes and its surroundings.

Stand Up Paddle rental
Bike rental

Chilled out Mum

T Always busy? Let her chill out in Cannes, in one of its many spas!

In the Thermes Marins, overlooking the Mediterranean, splash out on a ‘SuperMum’ ritual or the relaxing ‘Palm treatment for Mums! Treatments include: upper body massages, moisturising face mask, flavoured Aloe Vera juice and access to the sea water spa area. Please remember to book at least 48 hours in advance by phoning 04 92 99 50 10 or by email via the booking email address reservations.thalasso@radissonblu.com

Next, Mother’s Day is also a great time to give her a present made just for her, and why not by her? The town of Grasse, thirty minutes from Cannes, is the cradle of the French perfume industry. It is home to many perfume manufacturers willing to open their doors so that you can discover the refined and specialised world of perfume. Here, she can go on a workshop to design her very own perfume!

See our packages on the site: http://reservation.cannes-destination.fr/ under the heading ‘Experiences’ section.

Spa package at the Thermes Marins de Cannes
Perfume workshop packages :
60 boulevard Victor Hugo – Grasse
20 Boulevard Fragonard – GRASSE

Gourmet Mum

Pâtisserie Intuitions

Intuitions pastry shop

What better than a little sweetness to celebrate Mother’s Day in style?

The streets of Cannes are teeming with small or large pastry shops to delight even the most demanding of foodies. For the occasion, why not try the Pastry shop, ‘Intuition de Jérôme De Oliveira’ (the youngest ever word pastry champion) or the classic and delicious macaroons at Ladurée?

Find all the gourmet addresses in Cannes here.

Finally, next to the Suquet district, explore Forville Market and its many stalls full of fruit, vegetable, fish and local specialities. You’ll have no problem creating a delicious Provençal meal to celebrate Mother’s Day or finding that perfect bouquet of flowers!

Marché Forville
5-, 11 Rue du Marché Forville
Open daily, except Mondays


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