Cannes' famous promenade
The obvious place to take a people-watching stroll is blvd de la Croisette - the Riviera's classiest promenade, known locally as La Croisette.
Cannes' most famous hotel, the Carlton Inter-Continental(58 blvd de la Croisette). Its twin cupolas, erected in 1912, were modelled on the breasts of La Belle Otero, infamous for her string of lovers - including Tsar Nicholas II and Leopold II of Belgium - she picked up at the legendary gambling casinos of Monte Carlo.
To the west along La Croisette to the legendary Palais des Festivals plonked on the headland between the Vieux Port and Baie de Cannes. Most pose for a photograph on the familiar 22 steps(minus the red carpet)leading up to the entrance, then totter along the allee des Etoiles du Cinema, a path of celebrity hand imprints embedded in concrete on the pavement.
From here you can gawk at the big yachts bobbing in the Vieux Port or cross the busy street where aspiring models wait to be spotted on the terrace of Palm Square.
A great Lebanese restaurant, with fantastic desserts. It is tucked away in a small street between le Martinez and le Miramar. Highly recommended and it is also good value. Takeaway is available. All sorts of mezze and desserts!
Alongside the Martinez and the Majestic hotels, le Miramar was built during the era of grand hotels in Cannes in the early part of the 20th century. Shortly after World War II, le Miramar was converted into an apartment building, which caused its glamour to fade significantly. Today, it is an apartment hotel with lackluster quality, and its name is only a faint reminder of lost stature. The edifice and its visible name, however, continue to be a landmark in Cannes.
"My first stop in France"
Cannes is the first place in France which I stepped foot on, theorectically speaking. This is because I flew into Nice late evening the day before late and then took the first bus out early in the morning to Cannes. Perfect for a good day out, Cannes brace itself every year for celebrities from all over the world to attend the Cannes World Film Festival.
Kick back, relax and let what Cannes has to offer take your day away...
So, ya wanna be part of the "Cannes Film Festival" huh?...
Grab a sleeping bag and hit the beach if you dont' want to spend too much.
This place redeffines "rich"....(and I have been conditioned to think the average home costs 1-2 million)
Ok, so everyone here uses Meseratti''s for the average sedan?
Yes, it is Film Fest week, but ....these are everywhere...
At last, respite....in the middle of the French Riveria, AN IRISH PUB... YES....Guiness Lives Again.
They actually appologized for not being able to serve Guiness Extra Cold, but did pour a very proper Guiness.
Ya gotta "pitty the poor"....If the yacht was not 200 ft or above...duh...who could have even thought to have dock.....(lol).....
Mega Yaghts aside, there were some increible looking ship/boats that hit the port.
I just drooled....
As luck would have it, the only rain in Southern France occured on the night I was to photograph the "red carpet" of the Cannes Film Fesival from the penthouse overlooking the 'red carpet.
The penthouse was nice even with the rain, but the art on the wall told the story...there was impressionistic impersonations everywhere...but fun to look at.
Is she, Is she not....
Red hair and figure have it in the favor of those in the voting both.....
Bill who?.....for the crowd at least....he's always the gentleman.
At least Mr. Murry, posed for the cameras on both sides. It might just be good publicity, but ....HE DID THE DUTY....
And you think the Cannes ELITE drive in the "average" car?.....just what do you think you get for a list price of about $449,000 US !!!!!
Ah, and yes, this was the car of somone on our ship....he got off, took the train back to Cannes and drove to Monaco. Not a great journey, but it did say he didn't like the parking lot in Cannes.