Apartments and flats for sale in Cannes Le Suquet
LE SUQUET, CANNES
Le Suquet is the historic centre of Cannes and winds its way up the hill from the Old Quai Saint Pierre which served as the port for the Old Town in days gone by and still does so today. The Palais des Festivals (the ultra-modern symbol of an entirely different era) occupies the opposite side of the Quai from Le Suquet.
With buildings and architecture dating back to the 10th century, Le Suquet is a maze of cobbled streets, quaint shops, stalls and myriad delightful gourmet restaurants. Situated at the western end of the ultra-chic Rue d’Antibes, it is the heart of the Old Town, and almost entirely pedestrian, offering a genuinely historic hill-top village ambiance within the city.
At the summit is an ancient church (not a cathedral so Cannes can’t be called a city) topped by a clock tower visible from almost everywhere in the valley – a true landmark. The mediaeval protective wall still encircles parts of the summit, and the original fisherman’s houses tumble across and around one another today, inside and outside the old walls, and spill down the hill towards the Old Port. Many of the old fisherman’s houses have been transformed into luxury apartments with great charm to suit the needs of people today, whilst retaining the character of old.
The gorgeous and multi-coloured Provencal fishing village which is Le Suquet is highly sought after real-estate today. Its proximity to the heartbeat of the Riviera, the Palais des Festivals, La Coisette, and the Rue d’Antibes, and its profusion of world class restaurants and apartment accommodation make it an international attraction in its own right.