Cannes…Ginger and Fred

Cannes Castle

Cannes Castle

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.

Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl

We drove along the dramatic Côte d’Azur from Ste Maxime…only about 15 miles.

Drive to Cannes

Drive to Cannes

Côte d'Azur

Côte d’Azur

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.

Barbro and Erik

Barbro and Erik

Lookout Stop on the Cannes Road

Lookout Stop on the Cannes Road

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.

Hotel de Ville

Hotel de Ville

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).

Trompe l'Oeil

Trompe l’Oeil

Cannes is film city and there are murals everywhere.

Titanic moment

Leonardo and Kate

Ginger Rodgers and Fred Astaire

Ginger Rodgers and Fred Astaire

Looking down from the Castle

Looking down from the Castle

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

Street leading down from the castle.

Street leading down from the castle.

Restauarant lined Alleyway

Restauarant lined Alleyway

Ready for the evening meal.

Ready for the evening meal.

One of the pedestrian only shopping areas.

One of the pedestrian only shopping areas.

Handbag anyone?

Handbag anyone?

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.

Superyacht

Superyacht

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.

One of the Conference Boats.

One of the Conference Boats.

Looking west over the Harbour

Looking west over the Harbour

Beach at Cannes

Beach at Cannes

We caught the bus back for a quiet night in. Antibes tomorrow.

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2 comments on “Cannes…Ginger and Fred
  1. Rosie Pike says:

    Lovely and Happy Birthday Nia! Xx

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