Cannes shopping is an institution, synonymous with haute couture and luxury ready to wear clothing. Here, fashion and style are a way of life with clothing boutiques, tearooms and interior design stores. The biggest French and international brands turn on the charm to offer you an unforgettable window shopping experience, while bars and cafés welcome you – and your shopping bags – with open arms for a little pick-me-up before heading back.

    And as we're here in the south of France, don't forget to take some the local market produce home with you, ensuring you enjoy your vacation for that little bit longer. Discover the top 10 shopping districts and local markets in Cannes.


    Rue Hoche

    Trendy shopping

    Rue Hoche and Rue d'Antibes, located in the very city centre, make up a well trodden shopping route for visitors who come to shop in the sun. Against a backdrop of 19th century façades, the latter brings together affordable fashion designers, such as Promond and Zara, upmarket ones, such as Maje and Tommy Hilfiger, perfumeries, like Fragonard and some specialized shops, including Fnac.

    The former is lined with both original and trendy shops, local craft boutiques and stylish little cafés and restaurants to rest your tired feet and give your credit card a break. This is the ideal street to discover THE piece to cause a sensation on the beach.


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    La Croisette

    Elegance defined

    La Croisette exudes a unique mix of luxury and delight along its three kilometers. This famous boulevard is where the largest designer houses, like Dior, Chanel and Yves-Saint-Laurent, have chosen to set up shop. Unmissable leather brands such as Lancel, Vuitton, Fendu, Gucci and Hermès will meet your accessory needs, and jewelers aren't left out either, with Cartier, Chopard and Ferret, among others. If, however, you prefer to save your vacation budget for other pleasures, there's nothing stopping you from going for a wander and just marveling over La Croisette.


    Rue Meynadier, a historic shopping district

    Friendly food businesses

    Rue Meynadier, the longest pedestrian street in Cannes, is located in the extension of the old town and was one of its first commercial thoroughfares. Back in 1883, when it was still called Large Road (Rue Grande), it was used by horses and horse-drawn carriages. Dressmakers, shoemakers and cobblers stood opposite butchers and greengrocers.

    Nowadays, people continue to visit the street to stock up on meat, cheese, olives, nuts, good wine, macarons and sugared almonds. There are also a few souvenir shops and t-shirts of the city hang in shop windows alongside sarongs and other beach garments.


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    Le Carré d’Or

    Shop in a party atmosphere

    Le Carré d'Or, part way between Rue d'Antibes and La Croisette, is one of Cannes' most vibrant districts, especially renowned for its jewelers, chic restaurants and select lounge bars. Fitted out in style to offer the people of Cannes and visitors alike a pleasant day and night time experience.

    With its soft lighting, you'll come as much for the ready-to-wear clothes and swimwear shops as for the terraces where you can enjoy watching serial shoppers and other well-dressed strollers pass by. And, who knows? You might even bump into a celebrity.

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    Rue des États-Unis

    A decor lover's haven

    Rue de États-Unis is a lovely shopping street with a variety of luxury decor shops. Want to add some Cannes touches to your decoration? If the design of your hotel room or favorite restaurant has won you over, take a trip to Rue de États-Unis, just off La Croisette, to unearth little gems to show off when you get back home and give your house the unmistakable classy Cannes touch.

    The luxury decoration shops have won themselves an excellent reputation with connoisseurs. They stand alongside some ready-to-wear fashion shops as well as reputable hair salons such as Jean-Claude Biguine and Jean-Louis David. In short, you can enjoy this road on all fronts because, after all, isn't that what vacations are for?


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    Galeries Lafayette

    The embodiment of fashion

    Galeries Lafayette is a symbol of chicness par excellence, filled with trendy fashion and accessories. Naturally, Cannes needed its own temple dedicated to fashion and beauty. On Rue du Maréchal Foch, between Vieux Port and La Croisette, this multi-brand label chose its home on the Riviera more than a century ago and uses a wealth of ingenuity to bring the latest trends from Paris and elsewhere to life for the people of Cannes and tourists.

    A warm atmosphere awaits for the most enjoyable of shopping sessions. Discover the concept of the digital leather shop by choosing a designer bag on a tablet and having it delivered to the store or your home.

    Location: 6 Rue du Maréchal Foch, 06400 Cannes, France

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10.20 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +33 (0)4 97 06 25 00


    Bric-a-brac at Saint Jin-Jin market

    Vintage Cannes

    The Saint Jin-Jin market is perfect for lovers of bric-a-brac and vintage objects. If you're on a never-ending quest for the perfect gem for your mantle piece, you can visit the market to unearth an object right out of movie theater history. Unusual posters, trinkets, postcards, yellowed photos or even books and crockery, the antiques dealers of the well-named Market from Times Gone By (Marché d'Autrefois) at Place Saint-Jin-Jin will definitely have a drawer containing the piece that was missing from your collection.

    If it's not for you, try Forville Market (Marché Forville) on Mondays, La Bocca on Thursdays or Allées de la Liberté at the weekend. Keep an eye open.

    Open: Tuesday and Friday from 8 am to 7 pm


    Allées de la Liberté flower market

    Sparkling colors and intoxicating scents

    Allées de la Liberté flower market (Le marché aux fleurs des Allées de la Liberté), a stone's throw from Forville Market (Marché Forville), offers strollers a peaceful and shady space where wandering for no reason other than to enjoy a moment of sweet idleness which is good for the soul. On Tuesday–Sunday mornings, there are a thousand seasonal colors made up of lavender, mimosas, tulips and exotic flowers like jewels against the gentlest of backgrounds. This age-old market attracts budding gardeners and curious souls alike.

    On weekends, you can also find an arts and crafts market and, if you go for a wander around, make sure not to miss the quaint music stall which dates back to 1880 and is recorded on the French list of historic monuments.

    Location: 1 Allée de la Liberté Charles de Gaulle, 06400 Cannes, France

    Open: Saturday–Sunday from 7 am to 5.30 pm


    La Bocca Market

    A village market in the city

    La Bocca Market is a lively trade and craft market that takes place in the district. Located a stone's throw from the Midi beaches, the district still has all the aspects of a traditional village with equal numbers of tourists and locals making the friendly atmosphere which reigns in the streets, restaurants, bars and boutiques. The Provençal market plays a large part, being one of the most varied and visited in the city.

    What's so special about it? On Wednesday evenings in July and August, you can discover the Bocassienne Nights (Nocturnes Bocassiennes), a trade and craft market that will welcome you in the characteristic spirit of the place and offer local produce and decorative objects, all in the delicate breeze of a summer evening.

    Location: 25 Place Paul Roubaud, 06150 Cannes, France

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 7 am to 1 pm


    Gambetta Market

    The scent of Provence

    At Gambetta Market (Marché Gambetta) you can enjoy the fresh morning air to fill your senses - and your suitcases - with delights of Provence. In the very heart of town, market gardeners will delight your ears with their sing-song accent, your nose with the scent of their Garrigue herbs (including vervain, thyme and basil) and your taste buds with their perfectly ripe tomatoes, juicy fruit, handmade oils, delicious olives, home made cold meats and 100% local anise biscuits.

    This gourmet moment is essential to every stay in Cannes. This market is bursting with life and opens its doors every day over the summer months except Monday.

    Location: 3 Place Gambetta, 06400 Cannes, France

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 7 am to 2.30 pm


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