Cannes is world famous for holding the film festival for almost two centuries now, but it managed to keep its traditions, roots, and authenticity.
If you wish to visit the city by plane, you will need to rent a car in order to get to the city from the airport since Cannes does not have its own airport.
When you arrive in the city it's recommended to start your sightseeing tour with the Le Suquet Old Town. You can still see the old city walls and you can also find the watchtower and the church of the Old Town. There is a museum in the Old Town called Musée de la Castre which has a collection of various weapons and artifacts collected by a 19th century aristocrat.
After this you might want to travel out of the Old Town to watch the ‘modern Cannes’, where you can find the Chemin de Étoiles avenue, which is the same film director and actor themed avenue such as in Hollywood. You might also want to visit the congress palace where the Cannes Film Festival is held, and which consists of fifteen theatre rooms, and in those they hold fifty various international professional conferences yearly.
As small Cannes is as much time it takes to properly visit and see everything. It is essential and strongly recommended that - even though you cannot drive a car in the shopping streets – you rent a car because it can save you some valuable time.