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Cannes, France Port Reviews
Cannes France On Your Own Shore Excursion
By Tom Ogg


Cannes France On Your Own Shore Excursion
The Cannes Film Festival

 

Overview:

Cannes is best known for the Cannes Film Festival, but it is also a wonderful city full of excellent restaurants, shopping, museums and of course, the beach. Cannes enjoys perfect Mediterranean weather and is perfect every day during the season. The euro is the official currency of France.

Cruise Port Location and Information:

Cannes France On Your Own Shore Excursion
Cannes, France Yacht Harbor

Ships anchor off of Cannes and tender into the yacht harbor right next to downtown. You may see Easy Cruise Lines docked right at the harbor when you tender in, as this is one of their port calls. The tender wharf is only a short walk to the entrance to downtown.

Exploring on Your Own:

Cannes France On Your Own Shore Excursion Sandcastle
Sand Sculpture On the Beach at Cannes

 

Cannes is easily explored on your own and this is the best way to do it. As you depart the harbor turn to the right and follow the street to the beach area. The streets that run perpendicular to the beach will lead you into the old section of Cannes.

Shopping Tips:

Cannes France Shopping Street
Cannes Shopping Street

 

Once off the beach you will be treated to a maze of pedestrian streets that are loaded with shops, boutiques, department stores and designer clothing stores. Be aware that shopping is not inexpensive here, but if you are looking for high quality, you will find it.

Cannes France Main Shopping Street
More Shopping Opportunities

The entire area has wonderful and unique stores selling everything imaginable. Look for designer products, perfumes, lingerie, wines, cheeses, specialty candies and so on.

Cannes France Swiss Cheese Shop
Swiss Cheese in Cannes, France

Many of the women in the designer area wear high heels and designer dresses to go shopping in and give an air of sophistication that one normally does not see in a beach community.

Port Highlights:

Cannes France Beach
Ahhh, Cannes Beaches

Cannes is a beach community before anything wlse and enjoying the beach doesn't require much effort. While there are some museums, Villa Rothschild a restored villa from the 19th century that Cannes operates as a tourist attraction and the famed buildings that house the annual Cannes Film Festival, most folks are content to spend the day shopping, enjoying he beach and having a relaxing luncheon either in the old section or on the beach at one of the French restaurants.

Cannes France Sand Sculpture
Sand Sculpture Close Up

There are always artists on the beach sharing their unique skills. You can see the amazing detail on this sand sculpture. The promenade that meanders alongside the beach is wonderful for walking and people watching, as well.

Off the Beaten Path:

Nice France Beach Overview
The Beach at Nice

Cannes is connected to both Marseille and Nice via train and both are easily visited from Cannes. However, spending the day in Canes is recommended unless you have been there and are looking to visit someplace that you haven't been. The train station "Gare de Cannes" is an easy ten-minute walk from in front of the building that the Cannes Film Festival is held. Simply walk north on Rue des Serbes and you will run right into it. It is very convenient and the eastbound train will take you all the way to Menton (just passed Monaco) and the westbound train to Marseille.

Dining and Drinking Suggestions:

You simply cannot miss in Cannes. All of the restaurants that line the beach and the boulevard are simply excellent. Just find the one serving what you are wanting to eat and enjoy.

Must Do List:

I would say that spending the day enjoying Cannes' beaches, restaurants, shopping and overall unique character would be something not to me missed.

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