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Guidebook for Cannes

Linda & Joakim
Linda & Joakim
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Linda & Joakim

Guidebook for Cannes

Food Scene
Along with La Piazza this place is the best place in Cannes for pizza and pasta, can't choose one of them as my favorite. Good value for your money. Offers inside and outside dining space.
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Pizza (La)
3 Quai Saint-Pierre
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Along with La Piazza this place is the best place in Cannes for pizza and pasta, can't choose one of them as my favorite. Good value for your money. Offers inside and outside dining space.
Great pizza and pasta! Many different options on the menu. I always go for the pasta seafood. Try green or black pasta, always a twist. Along with La Pizza Cresci this is one of the restaurants that gives you the most value for your money in the whole of Cannes (according to me). Offers inside and outside dining space.
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La Piazza
9 Place Bernard Cornut Gentille
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Great pizza and pasta! Many different options on the menu. I always go for the pasta seafood. Try green or black pasta, always a twist. Along with La Pizza Cresci this is one of the restaurants that gives you the most value for your money in the whole of Cannes (according to me). Offers inside and outside dining space.
Has the best milkshake. Try the Croque monsieur, or just sit down for an espresso or a Leffe pression. Just a nice and relaxed place which both locals and tourists go to.
Café Poët
7 Rue Félix Faure
Has the best milkshake. Try the Croque monsieur, or just sit down for an espresso or a Leffe pression. Just a nice and relaxed place which both locals and tourists go to.
This market is famous for fresh fruit and vegetables. Really nice to experience the atmosphere of this market. But be aware, the prices are generally HIGH. I would recommend you to buy your fruit at the local supermarket instead.
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Marché Forville
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This market is famous for fresh fruit and vegetables. Really nice to experience the atmosphere of this market. But be aware, the prices are generally HIGH. I would recommend you to buy your fruit at the local supermarket instead.
Just a few steps from the apartment, next to Marché Foreville. A popular bakery among the locals, which is always a good sign. Would really recommend you to get your fresh croissants and baguettes here.
La Boulangerie du Marche
14 Rue du Marché Forville
Just a few steps from the apartment, next to Marché Foreville. A popular bakery among the locals, which is always a good sign. Would really recommend you to get your fresh croissants and baguettes here.
VERY expensive. But recommend it for people and car watching on the Croisette, see it as front row entertainment. Take a coffee and enjoy the atmosphere.
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Armani Caffè Cannes
42/43 Boulevard de la Croisette
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VERY expensive. But recommend it for people and car watching on the Croisette, see it as front row entertainment. Take a coffee and enjoy the atmosphere.
According to me, one of the best gelaterias in Cannes. It doesn't have that many flavors to choose from (if you're after a wide range of flavours, visit Le Quirly), but simply the ice cream tastes really good! Famous for serving a "Flower ice cream", they creates your ice cream into a flower. A piece of art!
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Amorino
85 Rue Félix Faure
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According to me, one of the best gelaterias in Cannes. It doesn't have that many flavors to choose from (if you're after a wide range of flavours, visit Le Quirly), but simply the ice cream tastes really good! Famous for serving a "Flower ice cream", they creates your ice cream into a flower. A piece of art!
Has many flavors to choose from and offers outdoor seating. But in my opinion, the ice cream in itself tastes better at Amorino. You should try both.
Le Quirly
37 Boulevard de la Croisette
Has many flavors to choose from and offers outdoor seating. But in my opinion, the ice cream in itself tastes better at Amorino. You should try both.
Sightseeing
Love it. It really is a nice relaxing feeling to stroll down La Croisette. This is what Cannes is known for, beaches and expensive shopping s on the opposite side. Make sure to take time to sit down and just enjoy the atmosphere for a while. Make sure you walk down and have a look at the Carlton hotel. This hotel is famous for being the most expensive hotel in Cannes. You will often see luxurious cars outside the main entrance. Nice if you're into that!
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Boulevard de la Croisette
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Love it. It really is a nice relaxing feeling to stroll down La Croisette. This is what Cannes is known for, beaches and expensive shopping s on the opposite side. Make sure to take time to sit down and just enjoy the atmosphere for a while. Make sure you walk down and have a look at the Carlton hotel. This hotel is famous for being the most expensive hotel in Cannes. You will often see luxurious cars outside the main entrance. Nice if you're into that!
This is why Cannes is Cannes as we know it, and not just a small fisherman's village like it use to be way back. Stop by and have a look!
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Palais des Festivals
1 Boulevard de la Croisette
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This is why Cannes is Cannes as we know it, and not just a small fisherman's village like it use to be way back. Stop by and have a look!
Nice to stroll down the pier and watch all of the luxury yacht's that lies there.
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Old Port of Marseille
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Nice to stroll down the pier and watch all of the luxury yacht's that lies there.
The smallest of the Lérins Islands. Only one kilometer from the mainland. Easy access and perfect day trip. Nice clear water to swim and snorkel in. Make sure to bring your snorkeling gear. Home to a community of monks and is famous for Abbey Lérins where Monks still lives and have lived since year 400.
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Île Saint-Honorat
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The smallest of the Lérins Islands. Only one kilometer from the mainland. Easy access and perfect day trip. Nice clear water to swim and snorkel in. Make sure to bring your snorkeling gear. Home to a community of monks and is famous for Abbey Lérins where Monks still lives and have lived since year 400.
Only a kilometer out in the sea from Cannes. Ile Sainte-Marguerite is the largest one and Saint-Honorat the smaller one. Both worth a visit due to clear water. Sainte-Margeurite is known for the Europe's largest eucalyptus forest and the fort prison where the Man with the iron mask was held. Saint-Honorat is known for the monk abbey, Abbey de Lérins where monks lived since year 400. Also gives you a great view of the mainland.
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Lérins Islands
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Only a kilometer out in the sea from Cannes. Ile Sainte-Marguerite is the largest one and Saint-Honorat the smaller one. Both worth a visit due to clear water. Sainte-Margeurite is known for the Europe's largest eucalyptus forest and the fort prison where the Man with the iron mask was held. Saint-Honorat is known for the monk abbey, Abbey de Lérins where monks lived since year 400. Also gives you a great view of the mainland.
Is accessible by ferry from the old port.Only circa 1 kilometer from the mainland. During the summer months its really nice to go out here, due to the clear water. Make sure to take your snorkeling gear with you. Make sure to stop by the fortress prison, Fort Royal, where the Man in the iron mask was held prison. Also known for nice trails through Europe's largest eucalyptus forest.
Ile Sainte Marguerite
Is accessible by ferry from the old port.Only circa 1 kilometer from the mainland. During the summer months its really nice to go out here, due to the clear water. Make sure to take your snorkeling gear with you. Make sure to stop by the fortress prison, Fort Royal, where the Man in the iron mask was held prison. Also known for nice trails through Europe's largest eucalyptus forest.
A beautiful little village close to Nice. Has this unique charm to it. Well worth a visit.
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Villefranche-sur-Mer
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A beautiful little village close to Nice. Has this unique charm to it. Well worth a visit.
Would really recommend you to spend a day in Nice. Walk up the stairs or take the elevator up to the view point which is located close to the old town (Vielle Ville). Stroll down the streets of the old town and stop by Place Massena. Walk down the famous Promenade des Anglais and watch the beautiful turquoise water. Take a swim, but be careful, the beaches in Nice are covered with stones. But on the upside, this is what gives the waters its intense color.
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Nice
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Would really recommend you to spend a day in Nice. Walk up the stairs or take the elevator up to the view point which is located close to the old town (Vielle Ville). Stroll down the streets of the old town and stop by Place Massena. Walk down the famous Promenade des Anglais and watch the beautiful turquoise water. Take a swim, but be careful, the beaches in Nice are covered with stones. But on the upside, this is what gives the waters its intense color.
Famous for being home to the rich and the famous. But is so worth a visit. Go up to the Prince Castle in the old town and watch the scenic view from up there. Stop by the casino and have an espresso at world famous Café de Paris and watch the luxurious sports cars and rich people pass by. Easy to take the train from Cannes train station to Nice and then take the train from Nice to Monaco. The perfect day trip from Cannes.
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Monaco
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Famous for being home to the rich and the famous. But is so worth a visit. Go up to the Prince Castle in the old town and watch the scenic view from up there. Stop by the casino and have an espresso at world famous Café de Paris and watch the luxurious sports cars and rich people pass by. Easy to take the train from Cannes train station to Nice and then take the train from Nice to Monaco. The perfect day trip from Cannes.
Cozy little village on the heights. A typical French picturesque village that is well worth seeing. Easy access even by bus. Really nice view.
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Saint Paul de Vence
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Cozy little village on the heights. A typical French picturesque village that is well worth seeing. Easy access even by bus. Really nice view.
Take a hike out here and enjoy the surroundings of the rich and.. yeah the rich. This small Cap hosts some of the most expensive real estate in the whole world. Make sure you don't forget to stop by Villa Rothschild if you're into buildings and serene gardens and want to have a panoramic view point over the cap.
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Cap Ferrat
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Take a hike out here and enjoy the surroundings of the rich and.. yeah the rich. This small Cap hosts some of the most expensive real estate in the whole world. Make sure you don't forget to stop by Villa Rothschild if you're into buildings and serene gardens and want to have a panoramic view point over the cap.
Make sure to go all the way up to Place du Suquet to have a full panorama view over Cannes and the port. The old town of Cannes is typically for a French old town. The jewel in the crown is the castle/church on the top of the hill. The old town offers you a few cozy restaurant and its nice to experience one of them at least one night. As this part of town is a bit of a tourist trap (for a reason, it's really cozy here) I don't usually go here myself I can't really recommend you a restaurant here. Take a look at TripAdvisor for reviews.
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Place du Suquet
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Make sure to go all the way up to Place du Suquet to have a full panorama view over Cannes and the port. The old town of Cannes is typically for a French old town. The jewel in the crown is the castle/church on the top of the hill. The old town offers you a few cozy restaurant and its nice to experience one of them at least one night. As this part of town is a bit of a tourist trap (for a reason, it's really cozy here) I don't usually go here myself I can't really recommend you a restaurant here. Take a look at TripAdvisor for reviews.
Worth a visit. Nice little town on the height. Also worth a visit is the Jardin botanique d'Èze, a garden containing mostly all sorts of cactus. Panoramic view point here as well. Well worth a visit.
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Èze
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Worth a visit. Nice little town on the height. Also worth a visit is the Jardin botanique d'Èze, a garden containing mostly all sorts of cactus. Panoramic view point here as well. Well worth a visit.
The Pope City of Avignon. Famous for being home to the Pope for a short period of time.
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Avignon
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The Pope City of Avignon. Famous for being home to the Pope for a short period of time.
If you really want to go to Saint Tropez, go just to have been there. But if you do have limited time on the Riviera, I would prefer to go for example by bus, train or car to Monaco or Nice. If you would like to experience one beautiful little village I would definitely recommend Villefranche-sur-Mer.
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Saint-Tropez
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If you really want to go to Saint Tropez, go just to have been there. But if you do have limited time on the Riviera, I would prefer to go for example by bus, train or car to Monaco or Nice. If you would like to experience one beautiful little village I would definitely recommend Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Rothschild is one of the richest families through history. This is a really good day trip from Cannes. Beautiful garden with various themes. Beautifully kept and an amazing view point over the Mediterranean sea and Cap Ferrat. The villa itself is a something to experience as well.
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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
1 Avenue Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Rothschild is one of the richest families through history. This is a really good day trip from Cannes. Beautiful garden with various themes. Beautifully kept and an amazing view point over the Mediterranean sea and Cap Ferrat. The villa itself is a something to experience as well.
Mougains Village is well worth a visit. The view of the Apls in the far and the picturesque little village itself are simply stunning.
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Mougins Village
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Mougains Village is well worth a visit. The view of the Apls in the far and the picturesque little village itself are simply stunning.
Parks & Nature
The best beach in Cannes according to me.
Plage du Midi
The best beach in Cannes according to me.
Amazing views for everyone to enjoy! I would really recommend you to visit i you come by car. The Gorge also offer you adventures such as rafting and kayaking.
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Verdon Gorge
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Amazing views for everyone to enjoy! I would really recommend you to visit i you come by car. The Gorge also offer you adventures such as rafting and kayaking.
A part of Côtes-du-Rhône, one of the largest wine districts in the whole world. Famous for its red wine. Beautiful scenery. Stay over one night and enjoy locally produced wine and high class food which many of the hosts will offer you here.
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Gigondas
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A part of Côtes-du-Rhône, one of the largest wine districts in the whole world. Famous for its red wine. Beautiful scenery. Stay over one night and enjoy locally produced wine and high class food which many of the hosts will offer you here.
In winter it's quite dead and really not that much to do here then, but very nice little town during summertime. . The beach and the small marina is really worth a visit if you're coming by car. It's nice to do water sports such as jet skiing, water skiing, hang gliding etc here. And the water is nice clear and the beach itself is clean. BUT be aware, it's VERY hard to get a parking lot during tourist season if you don't arrive early in the morning. So make sure to get here early if you want to go.
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Théoule-sur-Mer
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In winter it's quite dead and really not that much to do here then, but very nice little town during summertime. . The beach and the small marina is really worth a visit if you're coming by car. It's nice to do water sports such as jet skiing, water skiing, hang gliding etc here. And the water is nice clear and the beach itself is clean. BUT be aware, it's VERY hard to get a parking lot during tourist season if you don't arrive early in the morning. So make sure to get here early if you want to go.
Recreational area with a full panoramic view over the bay of Cannes. You can go for a hike or a jog in the nature up here. Croix des Gardes is home to many luxurious villas, for one reason, the view.
Cannes Croix Des Gardes
Recreational area with a full panoramic view over the bay of Cannes. You can go for a hike or a jog in the nature up here. Croix des Gardes is home to many luxurious villas, for one reason, the view.
Nice garden and beauiful view point.
Jardin d'Eze
Nice garden and beauiful view point.
Had a really great visit. If you like white semi wild horses and flamingos, you should definitely stay over here for at least one night. Take a guided horse back riding tour and experience the flat landscape of Camargue. Just stunning.
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Camargue
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Had a really great visit. If you like white semi wild horses and flamingos, you should definitely stay over here for at least one night. Take a guided horse back riding tour and experience the flat landscape of Camargue. Just stunning.
This little town, which is worth seeing in itself, is placed next to a famous pink saltwater lake. It is pink due to extraction of salt being made here.
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Aigues-Mortes
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This little town, which is worth seeing in itself, is placed next to a famous pink saltwater lake. It is pink due to extraction of salt being made here.
Beautiful formation/fjords just outside of Marseilles. According to Joakim's parents who live in Cannes this place is well worth seeing.
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Les Calanques
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Beautiful formation/fjords just outside of Marseilles. According to Joakim's parents who live in Cannes this place is well worth seeing.
Shopping
The main shopping street (high street).
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Rue d'Antibes
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The main shopping street (high street).
Getting Around
The train station in Cannes.
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Gare de Cannes
4 Place de la Gare
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The train station in Cannes.
You'll find the main bus station next to Hotel de Ville (the city hall).
Hôtel de Ville
You'll find the main bus station next to Hotel de Ville (the city hall).
This is the garage/car park which is best if you come by car. You'll only take the elevator straight up to the apartment from here, which is great. Be careful if you have a larger car, the entrance is quite small.
La Ferrage
This is the garage/car park which is best if you come by car. You'll only take the elevator straight up to the apartment from here, which is great. Be careful if you have a larger car, the entrance is quite small.
Essentials
This supermarket is located just a few steps from the apartment. It is larger than it appears from the outside. You can buy everything from fresh fruit, cereals, coffee, toilet paper, make up, soap, everything you need really.
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Carrefour Market
6 Rue Meynadier
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This supermarket is located just a few steps from the apartment. It is larger than it appears from the outside. You can buy everything from fresh fruit, cereals, coffee, toilet paper, make up, soap, everything you need really.
Entertainment & Activities
Is suppose to be a nice skiing area easy accessible from the Riviera. Haven't been here myself I'm afraid.
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Auron
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Is suppose to be a nice skiing area easy accessible from the Riviera. Haven't been here myself I'm afraid.
Good option if you just want to go skiing over the day from Cannes. Or stay over just for a for a few nights. Also possible to go by bus from Nice. Have been here myself. But the village itself is dated. In fact it's not that cozy at all. But the slopes are nice, loads of blue and red ones. You can see the Mediterranean sea from the highest view point. As with many ski resorts during summertime, Isola too offers good hiking during that time of the year. I have only been here skiing in the wintertime.
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Isola 2000
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Good option if you just want to go skiing over the day from Cannes. Or stay over just for a for a few nights. Also possible to go by bus from Nice. Have been here myself. But the village itself is dated. In fact it's not that cozy at all. But the slopes are nice, loads of blue and red ones. You can see the Mediterranean sea from the highest view point. As with many ski resorts during summertime, Isola too offers good hiking during that time of the year. I have only been here skiing in the wintertime.
Another ski resort that isn't that far away from Cannes by car (Italy). Have't been here myself, but I've heard from trustworthy sources that this is suppose to be a satisfying area in terms of skiing and village.
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Limone Piemonte
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Another ski resort that isn't that far away from Cannes by car (Italy). Have't been here myself, but I've heard from trustworthy sources that this is suppose to be a satisfying area in terms of skiing and village.
The closest ski resort from Cannes. Haven't been here myself.
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Gréolières
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The closest ski resort from Cannes. Haven't been here myself.
Tourist train with audio. Cannes is a small town, but if you're into getting some information about the history of Cannes, this tour could be an option for you.
Le Petit Train touristique de Cannes
Tourist train with audio. Cannes is a small town, but if you're into getting some information about the history of Cannes, this tour could be an option for you.