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Explorations From Cannes

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An August 1999 trip to Cannes by Barb B

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Quote: For centuries it was little more than a sleepy fishing village bathed in sun on the Mediterranean shore. Since then, Cannes has seen an awakening and now the famous setting for the International Film Festival is overflowing with sights, sounds and unforgetable experiences.

Explorations From Cannes

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Overview

Cannes Photo, Cannes, France
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For centuries it was little more than a sleepy fishing village bathed in sun on the Mediterranean shore. Since then, Cannes has seen an awakening and now the famous setting for the International Film Festival is overflowing with sights, sounds and unforgetable experiences. The Boulevard De La Croisette with palm-lined seaside drives. Monaco - Just an hour and a half away, but definitely another world! Famous for its Prince's Palace, Cathedral and Palace Square. St. Paul De Vence - A midieval walled city noted for its quiet charm. Monte Carlo - This fabulous resort and casino is just a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Cannes. Quick Tips: We found Cannes to ...Read More

Saint Paul de Vence

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Attraction | "Saint-Paul de Vence"

Saint Paul de Vence Photo, Cannes, France
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Just a lovely one-hour drive from Cannes you will find the quaint medieval village of Saint-Paul de Vence which quietly dominates the foothills a few miles from the Mediterranean; a jewel in the countryside near Nice. It was by command of King Francois (1515-1547) that Saint Paul became a "Royal Town" and noblemen’s homes, ancient parchments and treasures of the Collegiate Church gained historical significance. Modern Art movements have left their mark upon Saint-Paul since many famous painters, poets and artists have come to visit, and were inspired by the outstanding quality of its light, the beautiful position and the simple pleasure of living here. Today, visitors will discover ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 3, 2000

Saint Paul de Vence
One hour drive from Cannes
Cannes, France

Monte Carlo and The Casino

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Attraction

Monte Carlo and The Casino Photo, Cannes, France
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The drive between Cannes and Monte Carlo is approximately one and half-hours. Traffic can be difficult at times, but our rental car worked out well. Vehicle traffic is extremely limited within the city, so it is wise to park in a car-park outside the city and take a bus to City Center. The fabulous resort of Monte Carlo with its boutiques, restaurants and flowered terraces is an extremely popular summer destination; it bustles with international visitors! We enjoyed a lovely lunch of French cuisine in exquisite surroundings at the Cafe de Paris before heading to the Casino. A reminder: "Proper attire" and a passport as identification are required for entry into the casino....Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 12, 2000

Monte Carlo and The Casino
Monte Carlo
Cannes, France

Nice

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Attraction | "What a nice day in NICE!"

Nice Photo, Cannes, France
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It is truly no wonder that the town of Nice rose to prominence as THE Cote d’ Azure's number one vacation destination. Here along the French Riviera, just a one hour drive from Cannes, there are any number of delightful resort towns each with its own blend of sophistication, charm, beauty and history. Superbly set along the Baie des Anges, it is sheltered by an amphitheater of hills. A walk through the Old Town or "Vielle Ville provides a glimpse of the glamorous lifestyles of the rich and famous as elegant shops display one-of-a-kind designer items, haute couture clothing, avant garde accessories and exquisite jewelry. Such a perfectly romantic setting; the maze...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 12, 2000

Nice
Throughout the City
Cannes, France

Driving Around

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Attraction | "A Drive along the French Riviera"

Driving Around Photo, Cannes, France
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The French countryside is dotted with castle-covered cliffs and tiny villages, each more irresistible and picturesque than the next. We allowed the countryside to weave its way into our minds along this leisurely scenic drive. Sweeping bays and marvelous vistas unfurled. We made several stops along the winding coastal road to absorb the panoramic views: the Bay of Nice, Villefranche, La Turbie, Roquebrune and Cap Martin as well as other spots along the Coastal Corniche road. We also stopped at several of the quaint little villages along the way, each with its own unique pleasures. The Village of Eze - Like an eagles nest clinging to an outcropping, this medieval vill...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 12, 2000

Driving Around

Cannes, France

Cannes to Monaco

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Attraction

Cannes to Monaco Photo, Cannes, France
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Tram Tour in Monaco We set out from Cannes in our rental car, along the sun-drenched coastal road known as the Golden Corniche. Sweeping vistas of seaside villages and the fashionable resorts of Golfe-Juan, Nice and Villefranche rose up imediately before us. Once we arrived in old Monaco, we boarded the open-air tourist tram called the "Azur Express". This one-hour panoramic narrated tour provided a perfect introduction to this exciting city. On this tour we journeyed around the rock of old town with its narrow and twisting streets, lined with ancient buildings and each, still maintaining original medieval character. Frequently w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 8, 2000

Cannes to Monaco
Along the Coastal Route
Cannes, France

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Barb B

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