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What's On in Cannes September 2017

Yachting festivals aplenty to say farewell to the summer

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Pam Williamson | Cannes Editor | Published: 29th August 2017


What's On in Cannes September 2017

Summer is almost over... but not quite finished yet! Restaurants and beach clubs will still have their doors open, the Cannes Yachting Festival kicks off a wonderful September and the Regates Royales brings up the rear, so it's a great time to visit.

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 Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat.

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Between the 126th and 17th 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 the water in two of Cannes most exclusive marinas; the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto. 

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Also see: Chartering Yachts in Cannes, France

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

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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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Also see: Chartering Yachts in Cannes, France

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Plenty going on and with the still warm weather 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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