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go to Cannes... town of prestigious festivals and palatial hotels, extends along its world-famous Croisette flanked by palm-trees and sandy beaches. If Nice and Monaco were always looked upon as luxury resorts, Cannes was not to be outdone and unfurls its splendor in a more serene atmosphere.
The charm of the old neighbourhoods around the Port and the hill known as Le Suquet will always enchant the visitor, who mustn't forget to climb the steps of the Palais des Festivals, trodden by so many international movie-stars.
Just for the experience, and to be able to tell the tale, climb the hill of Le Suquet offering a panoramic view of the entire town.

Downtown, stroll around the port and admire the splendid de-luxe yachts or wander through the streets behind the Croisette, such as the very elegant Rue d'Antibes with its many high-class boutiques.

At the end of the Croisette, discover the Port Canto harbour equipped with modern infrastructures suitable for seafaring tourists. The harbour is surrounded by very pleasant gardens and children's' playgrounds.

Take the Rue Meynadier, a colourful, typical pedestrian street linking the modern town centre to the old town of Le Suquet. It used to be the main street in Cannes but is now home to numerous boutiques selling clothes and groceries.

Auribeau-sur-Siagne : Magnificent medieval village, drowning in the golden glow of its mimosa in the month of February.
Admire the superb view from the church square, overlooking the Siagne gorge, the mountains and the town of Grasse. Wander through the old village, where certain houses date back to the 14th century.


Le Cannet : Le Cannet, connected to Cannes by the Boulevard Carnot, is a small town blessed by a particularly mild and sunny climate. Visit the historical city with its XVIIIth houses and, from the Place Bellevue, discover a lovely view of Cannes.


Vallauris : since Roman times, pottery has been one of the main activities in this town. The re-birth of pottery in Vallauris was launched by Picasso, who took a great interest in painted decorations on earthenware. Many of Picasso's works are exhibited in the Ceramics Museum, the Modern Art Museum and the Picasso Museum. Vallauris boasts more than two hundred master potters.


Mougins : a little Proven?al village nestling at the top of a hill which used to be covered with olive trees and rose fields. Mougins is now greatly appreciated by artists, painters and sculptors. Discover the Notre Dame de Vie ('Our Lady of Life') renovated Chapel, located 2 km south-east of the village, overlooking the road into Le Cannet.

If you are a collectors' car fan, make sure you visit the Automobile Museum.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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