Best known for its Film Festival in May, Cannes is a wonderful town with great weather. It boasts fantastic beaches, a wide variety of entertainment, restaurants, shopping, and many other scenic and cultural attractions. But you don’t [always] have to break the bank to have a good time…
Jet set on the Croisette – Boulevard de la Croisette is a mile-long (2km) promenade stretching along the shore of the Mediterranean. Strewn with beach cafes and elegant hotels with million-dollar views, it is THE place to see and be seen. Be on the lookout for the historic InterContinental Carlton which was featured in Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief”.
(Window) Shop till you drop – You’ll find many high-end boutiques on the Croisette. Parallel to that is Rue d’Antibes decorated with hanging flower baskets and filled with both high- and low-end shops. From there, head west to the Cannes covered market, Marche Forville, brimming with produce, flowers, cheeses, photo ops, and more! http://publicmarkets.com/marche-forville-cannes-france/
Hit the beach – Many beaches along the Riviera will cost you a pretty penny to access that private section of the coast. West of the old port, Plage du Midi (on Boulevard du Midi Jean Hibert) gets you on the sand for free. Plage Macé (off the Croisette) is a municipal beach with an open section of free sand space. Also on offer are chairs and umbrellas for less than that of a private beach. Here’s a list of beaches to get you started: http://www.cannes-destination.com/going-out-in-cannes-cannes/beaches-cannes
Cannes Film Festival is over but the Cannes Yachting Festival will sail through between 9 – 14 of September 2014. EAS is your main source for the best in quality accommodations, venues, marketing and event management, and other concierge services. For further information, click here.