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What can I say? It's the South of France where the rich live and play. Cannes is a beautiful resort famed for it's annual film festival. When you get to the port take a trip on the little train. It will take you on a trip around the resort and the commentary will give you lots of interesting facts about the place. Once back just take a walk along the sea front. It's great to people watch and see how the other half live. It's people watching paradise. Stroll along the Croisette where you will find all the top designer shops displaying their latest creations. I enjoyed immensely sipping a cocktail on the terrace of Armani Cafe just letting the world drift by. It is well worth a visit and I didn't think overly priced. A great photo opportunity to make those back home wish they were with you. If you are a film fanatic check out the souvenir shop sell all things film. You can't miss it as you walk along the front. Outside the shop you can see hand prints of many of the famous film stars that have visited Cannes. Hopefully this gives you some idea of what to do in Cannes. It's a lovely place to relax on a hectic cruise schedule.
We got a shore excursion with AA to see Cannes, Nice, and Monte Carlo. We saw the changing of the guard at Prince Albert's castle. We even got to take a lap around the Grand Prix. This was a great port and an experience we will always cherish.
Visited: May 18, 2016
I went on a Nice, Monaco and Monte Carlo tour. I am from Florida and was surprised by the beaches at Nice. They bring in all of these pebbles/ I expected white powdery sand like we have, so I was not impressed by the beaches, though the scenery with the hills in the background and architecture were very picturesque. Monaco was beautiful. That's what I really enjoyed about the tour. We were able to go through the church where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married and buried. We visited the palace and were just in time for the changing or the guard. Monaco is up on a cliffside and the views of the water and expensive homes and boats were beautiful. In Monte Carlo the Grand Casino was the focus of the visit. Also the expensive automobiles parked out front. The area was being prepared for the Grand Prix and that was interesting to see the sharp turns in person.
Visited: Oct 29, 2017
You have to book a tender boat to get to shore, book on the first day or they will sell out quickly leaving you stuck on the ship.
Visited: May 28, 2017
We had a leisurely time in Cannes and it was my birthday. I had been winning in the ship casino, so we walked over to the Cannes Casino (lovely 5 or 6 block walk) & sure enough I came out 76 Euro ahead there. We took the little train ride and got the lay of the land. We had lattes at one place and lunch at another. Lunch was a burger at a pub across from the carousel. Best burger ever, especially the bread which was to die for. French bread, fresh made daily. We only spent about 4 hours in Cannes & didn't go on any planned excursions but it was still enjoyable, very clean city with tons of yachts & shopping.
Visited: May 27, 2018
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