Exclusive designer private beach
Exclusive, flamboyant but elegant, hedonistic designer private beach with superb restaurant (can you tell I like it here!)
Part of the 3.14 Boutique style hotel' (5, Rue Francois Einesy) situated a short walk away.
A great experience to sunbathe on the comfy sun loungers, cocktail in hand, have a relaxing superb lunch in very elegant surroundings. (It is good to spoil yourself!)
Score: Food quality 8/10, food choice 8/10, food presentation 8/10, atmosphere/surroundings 9/10, friendly staff 8/10, service 8/10, family friendly 8/10, toilets 8/10, car parking 5/10, value for money 8/10, total 78/100.
Would I go back again - yes.
Check out the shops on La Croisette
La Croisette is the street that runs from the Palais des Festivals down past all the luxury hotels. Along the way, you can find shops from all of the top designers and luxury good providers.
No outlet stores to be found here.
Villa Rothschild/ Mediatheque de Cannes
Ever -resourceful municipalite de Cannes has come up with a new "Franglais" label - a "Mediatheque"
Located in the absolutely magnificent belle-epoche Villa Rothschild, it claims to offer a huge collection of 300,000 works, historical records in a variety of media incuding video, sound and library, all rolled into one. Voila - a Mediatheque - a library
The neo-classical Villa dates back to 1881, when Baron James de Rothschild set up camp in Cannes, and the villa is set in large surrounding gardens resplendent with lush sub-tropical plantings.
Entry to the villa and gardens is controlled by the opening hours of the Mediatheque, which are miserable even by French standards. It is closed all day Sunday and Monday and all public holidays. When open, the library is 10-6.00, but the sound and visual sections shut from 12 until 2.00 for lunch. A classic example of how things in France are run for the convenience of employees and not "customers".
The location is not immediately in the general run of tourist haunts and therefore you won't "come across it" wandering around Cannes. Its not obviously visible from the road and you wont know its there unless in the know.
"Film Stars Abound"
Canne is situated on the shores of La Napoule bay. It is a city of paradoxes- glittering with fancy hotels and a famous film festival yet it still has lots of old world charm.
During the 20s and 30s, Cannes was the playground of the rich and famous as well as the art crowd. F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda lived nearby during that time while the famous expatriate wrote about their Jazz Age lifestyle in several of his stories and books.
Cannes is now one of the leading convention and exhibition destinations in Europe.