This trip is for you who have got less time than money: you can see both places in one day without overstraining your feet.
A fridge-bag may come in handy, it will let you have your meals right on the train – economy as both time and money go.
Recommended for a rainy day (literally), otherwise spending some three-four hours indoors is not a good idea.
Another point is to use the special unlimited travel one-day train pass, it is especially profitable if you travel as a family.
This is how you go:
1) Nice Ville train station to Cannes: 35 – 45 min
Start as early as you reasonably can, take a breakfast box with you (there are toilets on the train and in the station)
When in Cannes, don’t spend time reflecting where to go and what to see - head directly to the
excursion minibus-train on the famous Croisette, they know what a tourist needs!
While you are waiting for departure, take a few shots at the Film Festival Palace and the celebrities’ own hotel Carlton.
With the mini-train tour that lasts one hour you may spend here altogether about three hours.
Take again your fridge-box, now with lunch, and return to the railway station – now you say good-bye to the sea and go up to the hills.
Lost or questions? Contact local tourist office.
2) Cannes – Grasse: about 30 min
Again, I suggest you take a brief lunch on the train.
Then repeat your Cannes experience, board the tourist mini-train – it leaves from the Cours Honoré Cresp plaza (across from the Palais des Congrès and main tourist office, very close to Perfume museum – you won’t miss it). The trip last about 40 min
Back to perfumes – you don’t have to resist the temptation.
Fragonard at 20 Boulevard Fragonard is now the most famous and the most accessible; they have both a free entrance to their exhibition and a well-equipped toilet (otherwise visiting a toilet is a big problem here)
In case of any problem, contact local tourist office.
3) Grasse – Nice Ville: 1 hour 15 min
Altogether you have used three regular trains + two mini-tarins = that makes five!
If you make it back to Grasse railway station by 5.30 p.m., you are back in Nice at 7 p.m. – still have time for a short swim!
The only thing here that is even slightly worth a visit is the stars hand prints outside the Conference center, but not actually that many you have heard of - majority are French actors/actresses famous only in France.
10 Euros for the Train style tour - nothing to actually see - most of tyhe time is spent telling of one night someone famous had a drink in a bar.
Really not worth it.
CANNES, 33km away from Nice, is a resort for some rich & famous people of the world.
It's famous of course, for its festivals and has some expensive hotels but its nice to walk along blvd de la Croisette or climb up to the hill Le Suquet to have a panoramic view of the city.
Stroll around the port and admire some really huge yachts or go to Rue d'Antibes for the high-class boutiques. I got bored after a while but in Cannes we saw some nice/strange city scenes. Take a look at my pics
On the way to Cannes there are a lot of nice little beaches where you could stop for a photo break. Unfortunately, for me, it was part of a business trip and many things were not totally under my control.
In Cannes you can walk along the beach just like you can in Nice. I like the sandy beaches here much more. You can also go to the 'old city' where there are cobble-stone lanes. I went by an old cathedral and there are lanes nearby lined with restaurants. Since I was led there, I don't really know exactly where I had been.
Mention CANNES and people would automatically think of the Cannes International Film Festival (held annually in May) and its many other festivals. Taking a stroll along the famed BOULEVARD DE LA CROISETTE, lined with numerous palm trees and lovely gardens, can be a very thrilling experience. And that's me in the photo standing just outside the building where the Cannes Film Festival is held annually. :-) I think the best time to come is in summer... when the weather would be just perfect. In Spring and on certain days, the weather can be kinda chilly.
go to Cannes... town of prestigious festivals and palatial hotels, extends along its world-famous Croisette flanked by palm-trees and sandy beaches. If Nice and Monaco were always looked upon as luxury resorts, Cannes was not to be outdone and unfurls its splendor in a more serene atmosphere.
The charm of the old neighbourhoods around the Port and the hill known as Le Suquet will always enchant the visitor, who mustn't forget to climb the steps of the Palais des Festivals, trodden by so many international movie-stars.
Just for the experience, and to be able to tell the tale, climb the hill of Le Suquet offering a panoramic view of the entire town.
Downtown, stroll around the port and admire the splendid de-luxe yachts or wander through the streets behind the Croisette, such as the very elegant Rue d'Antibes with its many high-class boutiques.
At the end of the Croisette, discover the Port Canto harbour equipped with modern infrastructures suitable for seafaring tourists. The harbour is surrounded by very pleasant gardens and children's' playgrounds.
Take the Rue Meynadier, a colourful, typical pedestrian street linking the modern town centre to the old town of Le Suquet. It used to be the main street in Cannes but is now home to numerous boutiques selling clothes and groceries.
Auribeau-sur-Siagne : Magnificent medieval village, drowning in the golden glow of its mimosa in the month of February.
Admire the superb view from the church square, overlooking the Siagne gorge, the mountains and the town of Grasse. Wander through the old village, where certain houses date back to the 14th century.
Le Cannet : Le Cannet, connected to Cannes by the Boulevard Carnot, is a small town blessed by a particularly mild and sunny climate. Visit the historical city with its XVIIIth houses and, from the Place Bellevue, discover a lovely view of Cannes.
Vallauris : since Roman times, pottery has been one of the main activities in this town. The re-birth of pottery in Vallauris was launched by Picasso, who took a great interest in painted decorations on earthenware. Many of Picasso's works are exhibited in the Ceramics Museum, the Modern Art Museum and the Picasso Museum. Vallauris boasts more than two hundred master potters.
Mougins : a little Proven‡al village nestling at the top of a hill which used to be covered with olive trees and rose fields. Mougins is now greatly appreciated by artists, painters and sculptors. Discover the Notre Dame de Vie ('Our Lady of Life') renovated Chapel, located 2 km south-east of the village, overlooking the road into Le Cannet.
If you are a collectors' car fan, make sure you visit the Automobile Museum.