Events in French Riviera

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in French Riviera

Cannes: Private Guided Walking Tour

Tours Culture & history Activities Walking tours Art

Explore Cannes, the iconic city of cinema and luxury, but uncover its ancient history too. From Roman times to the ghostly legends, discover the hidden side of this renowned destination.

Our Top Experiences and Tours in French Riviera:
If youʻre booking your trip to French Riviera last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!


  • Unearth Cannes' Ligurian origins and the echoes of the Roman Empire.
  • Unlock the secrets of the enigmatic 'Man in the Iron Mask.'
  • Explore the city's tranquil past as a haven for monks.
  • Step into the 19th-century aristocratic world of Cannes.
  • Immerse in the captivating culture of cinema.


Cannes needs no introduction. It’s the city of cinema, jet-set, where the rich and famous come to enjoy the Mediterranean sun, one of the best-known cities in France. It attracts tourists from all over the world, largely due to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Today a beach resort renowned for its multitude of luxury shops, fancy restaurants, and prestigious hotels, there is a hidden ancient side to the city. Cannes was founded in the 2nd Century BC by the Ligurian as a fishing village and port. It was also part of the Roman empire, with its outpost on the hill, and faced many wars and invasions during the medieval ages, while being controlled by the monks of the Lérins islands until the 16th century. In the 19th century comes also the European aristocracy to Cannes, when the city gained the tourist reputation that is kept until today. Enjoy a privileged view of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, built in 1979 to host the Cannes Film Festival, and learn about the cinema culture, and why this 25 thousand square meters building has shaped the modern age in this city. Climb the hill towards the Tour du Masque, built in the 12th century and named after the famed Man of the Iron Mask. It is said that he spent his last days in this tower and that his ghost haunts the tower to this day. Get to know the hidden historical site of the French city of the rich and famous.


Local Guide who will be with your group only Possible customizing on tour with your local guide on the spot

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


Book Now! Cannes: Private Guided Walking Tour

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for French Riviera.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Recommended Experiences in French Riviera

500+ trusted car hire partners globally

Create & Share your own Guide to French Riviera with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide French Riviera is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations