Cannes, famous for the Cannes Film Festival, and all its film stars, has been an internationally renowned resort since the 19th century. The various beaches along the Croisette are great for swimming or a whole range of water sports such as water skiing, tubing or sailing. If you like shopping, then you’ll love the many luxury boutiques. The old town of Cannes is dominated by the castle/museum of the Castre and features pretty paved streets and numerous restaurants with local specialities on their menu. Located opposite the Lérins Islands, boat services link Sainte Marguerite, where the man with the Iron mask was held, and Saint Honorat, which was home to two monasteries, one of which was used by the monks to protect themselves from pirate attacks. . The monks developed a vineyard and produced their own wine from the Lérins Abbey.