We are in Cannes…we arrived here on Monday and went out for a good nosh at the Golf Park Restaurant, to celebrate Nia’s birthday.
We drove along the dramatic Côte d’Azur from Ste Maxime…only about 15 miles.
We stopped for a coffee at one of the lookout points dotted along this section of coast and met Barbro and Erik, a delightful Swedish couple on their holidays. After chatting to them we have added Sweden and the Baltic to our must see list.
We are staying at Camping La Cigales (N 43.539029, E 6.942537 ), at Mandelieu-la-Napoule, which is about 3 miles to the west of Cannes centre. It is a bit built up here and not particularly dog or bike friendly and although the site is welcoming and quite OK for a couple of days we probably won’t come back.
On the Tuesday we took the number 20 bus from just outside the campsite to the Hotel de Ville in Cannes centre. €1-50 each, dogs go free, better than mixing it with the Cannes traffic on two wheels (no cycle tracks just here).
Cannes is film city and there are murals everywhere.
After lunch overlooking the harbour ( hot goats cheese salad followed by fish and frites then panacotta with caramel sauce…delicious and surprisingly reasonable) we walked up to the Castle overlooking the city, which was started in the 11th century. There are good views from here
Don’t go in unless you are very well heeled. We saw a very nice leather handbag at €4,500. I was tempted but it didn’t really go with the outfit I had on.
Cannes harbour is stuffed with mega expensive looking yachts. There was a duty free and travel retail conference running in Cannes whilst were there and a lot of the boats had been hired out to promote perfumes, booze etc, to the buyers who were attending.
We caught the bus back for a quiet night in. Antibes tomorrow.