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What's On in Cannes September 2019

Sailing, yachting, swimming and culture as a farewell to the summer

Featured in: | Ana Hernández, Cannes Editor | Published
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Summer is almost over but not quite finished yet. Beach clubs still have their doors open in September and there's plenty going on.

The Lerins island swim kicks off a wonderful month while the Regates Royales brings up the rear, so it's a great time to visit!

Lerins Islands Swim

The month of September gets underway with a refreshing dip in the sea. Well, actually, it's more of a long open-water swim. The annual Lerins Islands swim is a popular local event and a must-do if you are keen swimmer. Professionals and amateurs are invited to take part in the 1.5km crossing between the islands of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat. If you'd rather stay dry, you can book a boat trip to visit these natural paradises.

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Boat Trip Ideas in Cannes

Cannes Yachting Festival

Between September 10th and15th, you will be treated to a wonderful week of superyachts, classic motorboats and oodles of luxury design at the Cannes Yachting Festival. One of the biggest yachting festivals in Europe, more than 600 boats are on display both in and out of the water in two of Cannes most exclusive marinas: the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto. With over 50,000 visitors expected and more than 120 world premieres to be presented here, it sure is a not-to-be-missed event for all the seafarers out there.

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European Heritage Days

Mid-September brings with it the annual European Heritage Days. Exceptional locations all around France, including several places in Cannes, will be open to the public for a weekend of celebration in an event that has become increasingly popular over the years. You'll be able to visit the local town hall, the Villa Rothschild, the Château Font de Veyre or the Grand Orient de France Mason Temple among many other places.

Sights in Cannes

Regates Royales

Since 1929, Regates Royales has been organising numerous sailing regattas throughout the month of September in Cannes. Thousands of crews take to the water each year for the Regates Royales - Trophee Panerai. For spectators and participants alike, this is an exhilarating event. With anything from classic yacht racing, dragon races, tug of war competitions, boat painting contests and plenty of parties, there is something to interest everyone in the family.

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Artistes du Monde Art Exhibition

More than 100 artworks made by artists from 15 different countries will be on display at the Artistes du Monde Exhibition. This is the chance to learn all about the latest trends in contemporary art and maybe even find that piece that fits just right in your living room. Entry is free.


Museums & Galleries in Cannes

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There's plenty going on and, with the weather still warm and so many outdoor activities to enjoy, Cannes is a great choice for a holiday in September. Check our Events Calendar for a full run down and find some accommodation for your stay on our Hotel Pages.

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