Getting from Nice to Cannes is very easy, as the distance between these 2 places is just 30 km. Busses leave approximately every 15 minutes and the ticket, costing only €1 per ride, can be purchased on the bus. If Cannes is your first destination on the French Riviera, then Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is the solution. From the airport you can take the bus and here you are in Cannes .
In case you want see a few celebs you should come here in May at the Cannes Film Festival, although i imagine the city is very crowded then.
I don’t know if you’ve seen the comedy ”Mr. Bean’s Holiday”, but I think this is a good movie to watch before you see Cannes. Mr. Bean dancing at the beach in Cannes, overwhelmed with joy, will make you appreciate more this place.
The city has all the ingredients for a nice vacation: the sea (“la Mer” in French), plenty of sun, palm trees, many shops, restaurants and some nightclubs, for those who can’t sleep.
Sun tanning in Cannes, France
Daytime in Cannes,France
Things to see and do in Cannes during the day:
We suggest that you start your vacation with a sunbath.Cannes has approximately 7 Km of sandy beaches. Most of them are private – that means you have to pay for sun beds and umbrellas. The private beaches are very safe and you can leave your things there without worrying about them, but the privacy here is practically null, as the beach chairs are arranged very close.
Private beach from Cannes
There are also other private beaches owned by hotels.
Private beach at Hotel Martinez,Cannes
But don’t despair, you can find a few cost free beaches or you can just use the rocks .
Public beach from Cannes
You cannot miss “Promenade de la Croisette”, the street where the famous Film Festival is hosted. This boulevard stretches along the beach and is about 2 km long. Prepare for some serious window shopping because here you can find also expensive designer shops like Chanel, Dior, Gucci. Even though we didn’t see any celebrities here, we figured they might be hiding somewhere close, because the city hosts many other music and film festivals.
Walking on the streets of Cannes
A must see in Cannes is the old part of the town or “Le Suquet” as the French call it. Walk along the tight streets with many souvenir shops and restaurants.
The old part of the town Cannes
There is no way to miss The Old Port of Cannes, because the city is practically centered around it. As expected the port is filled with luxurious yachts.
Old Port of Cannes
Port from Cannes
Cannes view from the old port
Things to do in Cannes during the night
Nighttime in Cannes
Nights in Cannes are pretty restless and the streets are always full with people.
A walk on the streets of the old Town can be a nice way to spend your evening; or you can just put your dance shoes on and try the discos in Cannes.
Standing in line at The Palais Club from Cannes
For those in the mood for a casino night there is: Carlton Casino Club.
Carlton Casino Club from Cannes
Have a nice time in Cannes!
Don’t miss the next article where we will speak about the things seen in Saint Tropez.