Activities & excursions in Cannes

Discover the beautiful Côte d’Azur during your language stay in Cannes.

Excursions & activities during your French language courses in Cannes

During your language stay in Cannes, there are many opportunities to participate in activities and excursions to discover the beautiful Côte d’Azur. Complementary to the courses, we organize some activities and excursions and we can suggest you some to do on your own.

  • The activity program is handled on the first Monday of your program.
  • All the activities are completely optional. You may join the school group, do tourism or something else on your own. 
  • Some activities/excursions are accompanied by an activity leader.
  • Some of the activities are free of charge, others may require a fee. You only pay for those that you do.
  • Families of students are welcome to join all activities and excursions.

Make sure to get your Côte d’Azur activity pass either online or on the spot (from the tourist office or from your hotel) to enjoy activities and excursions at a reduced price. 

Sightseeing around Cannes with families attending French language holiday courses
Sightseeing around Cannes after classes.

Our most popular activities and excursions.

Cannes, France

Cannes by

The mini-train takes you on all the key sights around Cannes. It is a relaxing, nice and breezy ride and a fun way to tour Cannes and listen to a lot of anecdotes and incredible facts.

Beach picnic Cannes

Beach picnic

This social event is great and fun opportunity to gather with school friends, teachers, play beach volley-ball, swim, share a picnic on the beach and speak French.

Boat trip in Cannes with French summer classes

Iles de Lérins

Take the boat and go visit Ste Marguerite or St-Honorat islands. They are facing Cannes and are peaceful escapes. You will enjoy walking around the natural park, swim at the beautiful beaches or enjoy an historical tour with the visit of the Fortress, Abbeys, Monastery gardens.

Grasse train tour


Visit Grasse, a quaint town overlooking the sea where you will visit the perfume factory, its workshops and boutique. You will also enjoy a guided tour by mini-train of the historical town where you could treat yourself with exquisite macarons or home-made ice-creams.

Loto bingo


This social event is very amusing. Students participate in a loto-bingo where they are challenged to identify numbers in French. Lots of laughs, gifts and souvenirs !

Grasse perfume factory

Sailing/ Windsurfing

Le Club Nautique de la Croisette welcomes our group or individuals for sailing, windsurfing or paddle. From 6 y.o to adults every afternoons from Monday to Friday, from 2 p.m to 4.30 p.m, for a fun afternoon !

sailing windsurfing in Cannes

Grasse/ Gourdon

You will visit one of the oldest perfume factory of Grasse “Capital du Parfum”, see the laboratories and visit the boutique. The excursion goes on with the visit of the hilltop village of Gourdon, known as the balcony of the French Riviera, where you will have free-time to stroll around and enjoy the beautiful scenery of this picturesque village.

Tennis in Cannes


Tennis lessons can be arranged with professional instructors. Your tennis sessions will be in French and you will learn a lot of new vocabulary. You may also use the facilities and play on your own or with made-up group.

Côte d'Azur France

French Riviera

Nice, Antibes, Eze-sur-mer, Monaco, Saint-Tropez, hilltop villages such as Saint Paul de Vence, Tourettes-sur-loup, Gourdon, Grasse, Italy, etc.

Cooking class Cannes


Cooking sessions where you will learn new vocabulary related to cooking. The teacher, a professional chef with many years of experience will demonstrate either a 2 or 3-course menu. For adults, teenagers and children from 8 y.o.

fireworks cannes


Every week of July and August, from the bay of Cannes, you will be delighted to watch magnificient themed-shows combining music and fireworks.

golf Cannes


Golf course at a great location, facing the Mediterranean sea. You may choose a group course or individual practise. For children and adults.​

Explore Cannes & the French Riviera!

During your stay here in Cannes, there is an unlimited amount of things you can do. For you and your family, we have highlighted places you shouldn’t miss while in Cannes and on the French Riviera

Cannes, France
La Croisette
Old town
Ile Saint-Honorat
Ile Sainte Marguerite
La Bocca Market
Guided Tours


Esterel massif
Eze Village