Cannes, Nice

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    by gibraltarboy Written Apr 16, 2009

    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.

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    CANNES, an overrated resort?

    by mindcrime Written Jul 27, 2007

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    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

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    by eho Updated Feb 6, 2003

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    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.

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    Mention CANNES and people...

    by Krystynn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    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.

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    go to Cannes... town of...

    by MVMT Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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.

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