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What's On in Cannes September 2018

Yachting festivals aplenty to say farewell to the summer

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Ana Hernández | Cannes Editor | Published: 31 Aug 2018


What's On in Cannes September 2018

Summer is almost over but not quite finished yet. Restaurants and beach clubs still have their doors open in September and there's plenty going on.

The Cannes Yachting Festival 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.

Book a Boat Trip

Also see: Boat Trip Ideas in Cannes, France

Cannes Yachting Festival


Between the 11th and the 16th of September, you will be treated to a wonderful week of superyachts, classic motor boats and oodles of luxury design at the Cannes Yachting Festival. One of the biggest yachting festivals in Europe, nearly 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

Book a Charter

Also see: Chartering Yachts in Cannes, France

European Heritage Days


Mid-September brings with it the annual European Heritage Days. Exceptional locations all around France, including Cannes, will be open to visitors on the Journées du Patrimoine. Museums, churches, and galleries all open their doors to the public for a weekend of celebration in an event that has become increasingly popular over the years.

Also see: Sights in Cannes, France

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. The best way to watch the races is from the sea, so book your Regates Royales sailing catamaran experience and enjoy.

Book a Boat Trip

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.

Hit the Shops

Also see: Museums & Galleries in Cannes, France

More inspiration...

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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Also see: Events Calendar for Cannes, France