Back in the 19th century, Cannes was a popular winter resort for the English aristocracy, mostly because of its excellent climate. That aspect is still visible in the many impressive hotel palaces and aristocratic villas. In the upper old town of Le Suquet, you can taste the atmosphere of the former fishing village. Today Cannes is best known for the annual Festival de Cannes. The coast towards the chic Mandelieu La Napoule and Theoule sur Mer offers beautiful views over the red Esterel.