French Riviera has been a busy tourist destination , Cannes being the most luxurious part of it. It is famous for the luxury hotels and restaurants and hosting the international film festival.
I went to Cannes from Nice Ville by train. It costs 7 euro per person. But you can actually go by bus, which takes little bit more time , but costs 1.5 euro per head. I went in one Sunday morning in my way back to toulouse , and was lucky to have a clear sky and beautiful sunny weather.
Cannes is a major commune for cruise port tours, yachting, laser boating and sea escapades.Cruise ships dock in the bay and tenders take you to Le Vieux Port (the Old Port) from where it is an easy walk to the main promenade along the beachfront and into town. Local buses along the coast are also a good option for day trips as many destinations are reached for only 1 euro.
Up the hill in the old quarter of La Suquet is the Gothic church Notre Dame d’Esperance and 12th century Saint Anne’s Chapel plus panoramic view of Cannes Port. Here you can see just the opposite 🙂 the distant view of church, from the port.
There endless numbers and patterns of yachts and boats available with their interesting names.Cannes is a lovely place to spend the day if you like to stroll the beachfront promenade, shop or eat , visit the casino and antique market. There are many private half day tour available to the surrounding cities of riviera , which includes, Nice, Antibes and Eze village.Train station is easily walkable from the beachfront.You can also take a train to Monaco from here to visit Monte carlu [https://thegreyeye.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/a-day-in-monte-carlu ].
If you are a backpacker, then the ideal thing for you to stay in NICE, where many not-so-expensive hostels are available, and take a bus/ train or cruise to Cannes to spend a day . You can take a trip to Grasse from here , which has the perfume industry, though I did not.
[ originally posted on 22nd March, 2015, reposted on 24th April, 2016]
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