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Joutes Provencales, Cannes

Traditional nautical combat in the old fishing port of Cannes

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A 'joute' is a sport practiced in France, Germany and Switzerland which (in this case) consists of a confrontation between two combatants standing on opposing rowing boats. In order to win, one has to knock their opponent into the water using a spear.

Think "It's a Knockout" medieval style! Evening entertainment at the Quai Saint-Pierre. 

What's nearby?

Restaurants nearby

There are numerous restaurants along this stretch of the Old Port and up into the narrow streets of Le Suquet. It is also just a short walk along into the heart of Cannes and to the hotels and restaurants of La Croisette.

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Sights nearby

You can enjoy wonderful views from the top of the Le Suquet, looking out over the Mediterranean, the Old Port and across the city itself. The best way to enjoy this area is to walk through the narrow streets that wind up from Quai Saint-Pierre to the Eglise Notre Dame d'Esperance at the top of the old town.

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Things to Do nearby

In the area around the Old Port and Quai Saint-Pierre you will find several tour companies that will allow you to enjoy the sights and scenes around Cannes by segway, bicycle, on a boat or even by diving down under the ocean.

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On the sea




  • Event
  • Sports Event
  • Venue Style
  • Open Air / Outdoors

Dates for this event


  • Address
  • Quai de Saint-Pierre
  • 06400
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