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Start planning your cruise by booking your excursions in Cannes and surrounding areas

Cannes, a jewel on the coast of France, will introduce you to the famous Film Festival. Away from the iconic seafront promenade of La Croisette, lined with chic boutiques and hotels, this destination of MSC Mediterranean Cruises offers remarkable heritage sites and the chance to visit exciting towns such as Monaco and the medieval village of Eze.


MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
 
• Cannes
• Monaco
• The medieval village of Eze
 
Arrive at port and discover the seaside town of Cannes. The city offers a stunning seaside that attracts people from all over the world throughout the year. Let an MSC Cruise guide you to the old town characterized by narrow historic streets. Climb up to the castle ruins and take in the stunning aerial views, check out the yachts moored in the harbour and follow in the footsteps of the jet set as you stroll down the sartorial La Croisette, Cannes' famous seafront promenade.
 
Head out in comfort on an MSC Cruises excursion to Monaco and Monte Carlo. You’ll encounter unforgettable architecture, magical marinas, and an abundance of historical landmarks. See the 19th-century Grand Casino and the elegant Café de Paris. Walk to the Rock of Monaco and the picturesque old town where you’ll find cobbled streets, artisan shops, and al fresco cafés. Watch the changing of the guard at the Place du Palais or visit the impressive Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium. For a royal experience, stop by Monaco’s Cathedral, which houses the remains of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III
 
Satisfy your adventurous side and take an MSC Cruises excursion to Monaco and Monte Carlo, two jewels of the French Riviera. Next, travel by coach along the Moyenne Corniche road to the medieval clifftop village of Èze. Known for its rugged beauty and stunning vistas of Villefranche and the Mediterranean, this medieval village boasts galleries and shops, quaint stone houses, and romantic winding lanes. Tantalise your senses at the renowned Fragonard perfume factory where you’ll learn the secrets of perfume-making on a guided tour. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase a selection of unique fragrances before returning to beautiful Cannes.

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    France

    A discrete and slightly snobbish charm
    A discrete and slightly snobbish charm

    A holiday to southern France will take you to heaven. This Garden of Eden encompasses the snow-peaked lower Alps and their foothills, which in the east descend right to the sea, and to the west extend almost to the Rhône.


    The coastal hinterland is made up of range after range of steep, forested hills, while the shore is an ever-changing series of geometric bays giving way to chaotic outcrops of glimmering rock and deep, narrow inlets, like miniature fjords – the calanques. All these elements would count for nothing, however, were it not for the magical Mediterranean light. At its best in spring and autumn, it is both soft and brightly theatrical, as if some expert had rigged the lighting for each landscape for maximum colour and definition with minimum glare. A cruise to southern France is a good opportunity to visit the capital of the Riviera, Nice – a vibrant and intriguing blend of Italianate influence, faded Belle Époque splendour and first-class art.

    East of the city, the lower Corniche links the picturesque seafront towns of Villefranche, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Beaulieu; the higher roads offer some of the most spectacular coastal driving in Europe, en route to the perched village of Èze and the tiny principality of Monaco. The Riviera’s western half claims its best beaches – at jazzy Juan-les-Pins and at Cannes, a glitzy centre of designer shopping and film.