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Cannes, France

Public Beach, Cannes
Public Beach, Cannes

Introduction

Cannes is famous for its international film festival and being the playground of the rich and famous. Its sandy beaches are a stark contrast to the pebbly beaches of nearby Nice.

Where You're Docked

Ships anchor offshore and tenders are provided to Quai Laubeuf near the city centre.


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Money and Tipping

France's currency is the Euro (EUR). In Europe, a small tip (5-10%) is appreciated when dining in restaurants.

Local Transportation

Cannes is fairly compact and easily walkable.

Hotels

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Sights

  • Palais des Festivals - This building hosts the annual film festival annually in late May. There are handprints of film stars in the plaza outside.
  • La Croisette - This seaside promenade runs along the beach. Do not visit the beach if you are offended by topless women or fat men in speedos.
  • Le Suquet - Walk the windy road up the hill by the tender pier for a nice view of Cannes. There is a medieval castle here which has been converted to a museum. This area is the old town of Cannes.

Shopping & Restaurants

Luxury shopping can be found on La Croisette while Rue d'Antibes has a lot of chocolate shops and delis. Marche Forville is a a large covered food market and pedestrian shopping streets can be found on Rue Meynadier and Rue Hoche. There is a Carrefour Supermaket on Rue Meynadier and both a Monoprix supemarket and Galleries Lafayette department store on Rue Mar Foche.

Been Here Before

Take a train to Nice or Monaco. The train station is right in town. Verify the schedules at the station to make sure you get back on time.

Internet

Cafes and restaurants may provide free wifi for customers.

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Weather

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