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When you visit Cannes, the question isn’t what to do, but where should you start?
This French Riviera town is packed with great shopping, dining, amazing views, wonderful beaches and lots of fun things to do.
There are a lot of great places to see that you won’t want to miss. Here are some of those...
A good place to start in Cannes,
is to explore the Old Town.
Old Town Cannes has lots of
unique streets that curve and move you along in an interesting fashion. Not
only are the streetscapes charming to look at, but they are lots of great
restaurants. You’ll also find lots of shops catering to tourists in Old Town.
If you love food, you must check out Marché Forville in Cannes.
This is a
giant market that really has no other equal in Cannes. It’s large and boasts
immense variety with unique offerings. It’s packed with great herbs, meats,
produce, fruits, cheeses, olives, breads and so much more! You’ll see amazing
flowers and other things you’ll wish you could just scoop up!
The market is at
the edge of the Quartier Suquet.
Another spot worth strolling
is the port.
The waters of Cannes are packed with amazing yachts
- certainly all of them owned by the rich and some of them may even be owned by
the famous. Most of the yachts you see in Cannes are average sized. If you want
to see the massive yachts of the French Riviera you have to check out the
International Yacht Club in Antibes.
Visiting the beaches of Cannesis another very popular thing to do here.
there are some Cannes public beaches, many of the beaches are private. Day and
half-day rates vary. Some of the private beaches belong to the hotels along the
La Croisette but non-guests of the hotels usually can use them. Daily average
private beach rates in Cannes are about €35, which includes a use of an
umbrella, chaise lounge and mattress. You also can use the restaurants and
services for an additional fee.
There also are other
activities in Cannes to enjoy. You can take a day cruisetour that will take you to
variety of places, such as Monaco and St. Tropez.
One essential excursion has
got to be the Lerins Islands which comprise the origins of the town.
Taking the boat at Cannes port,you can quickly reach the 2 islands which are
very closeby off the coast.
The first and largest island is "île Sainte Marguerite".
home to Fort Royal, a real fortress dating back to the Middle Ages. Inside, you
will find a small village with a little chapel and above
all, a prison. This historic building is renowned for having housed a
prestigious inmate: the man in the iron mask. Today, visitors may visit part of
the prison, including his room, whilst the rest of the building accommodates
the Musée de la Mer (Museum of the Sea). This museum shows the flora and fauna
around the islands , as well as it specializes in showcasing items lost at sea due to shipwrecks.
On the rest of the isle, walkers can enjoy ambling along the lanes
bordered by eucalyptus, and the many signposted paths which criss-cross the
island. As for bathers, they have the following choices: sandy or rocky
beaches; the famous "flat rocks" or small coves...
second island, "île Saint Honorat" is home to a community of Cistercian monks in
the Lérins Abbey.
Visitors may attend some services and discover the products made by
the monks. Another place to see: the fortified monastery. Built in the Eleventh
Century, this historic building is an excellent example of the architecture of
the Middle Ages. In addition to the fortifications, you can see the two
cannonball furnaces at either end of the island.
This charming museum is now in
the spot that was once home to the Castle of Cannes. You’ll find a truly exotic
collection here to enjoy, including relics from Mayan times, Peru, Asia, the
Pacific Rim, pre-Columbian America, Greece and even the Middle East.
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