Emmerse yourself in Locals
We wanted to go somewhere other than a touristy restaurant on the Croisette. This was PERFECT. difficult to get in without a reservation. the place is in 3 "layers." think, front section reminds me of a cafe/small quaint restaurant, middle has this beautiful ivy and flower filled archway that leads you to the last upper section of outdoor seating. the place is enclosed and it's quiet - no outside sounds like cars. lots of huge trees to assist in shade and atmosphere. nothing but local french there. I absolutely loved the lamb bruschette (dont know if that's spelled correctly). it was AMAZING. Decicious is an understatement. and it's a LOT of food. it's all grilled on their outdoor grill.
they also have this chocolate dessert to die for. if you're a chocolover, this will please the eyes and tummy!
Handprints of the stars
Around the Palais front and the Place General de Gaulle are the handprints of stars who have visited the Festival. Pick them out - all your favourites are here, along with many French actors and actresses you are less likely to be familiar with - France just letting you know they have a film industry too.
Cannes is situated exactly at the mid-point of the Côte d'Azur: it takes as long to reach Saint-Tropez as it does San Remo in Italy (roughly 1.5 hours each). Cannes also benefits from its proximity to the A7 motorway (Autoroute du Soleil). It is, therefore, the perfect anchor point from which to depart to destinations all over the Côte d'Azur. When visiting Cannes for more than a few days, it is worth planning some day trips to various towns and villages across the region. Click here for possible destinations.
Doing the Cannes-Cannes
Just got back from the Cannes Film Festival. It was a working vacation. So I was busy gophering part of the time, having 2-hour schmoozy dinners or getting away from the craziness and going sightseeing along the Cote D'Azur.
I'm still fine-tuning, but the pages are almost complete. G'wan, have a look - there's actual non-Cocteau related content here (somewhat). ;->
"Fans await the celebs"
I find it amusing that France has such a sophisticated reputation among Americans, and yet they're just as goony for celebrities as anyone else in the world.
Entry point for celebrities at the Palais. Interesting that the French word for celebrities is like personalities, as if they are the only ones who have them. Presumptuous, isn't it? I can't tell you how many tourists took pictures underneath this sign.