Saturday, March 21, 2009

Jetsetter: People Watching in Cannes, France

Since the Cannes Film Festival is running I thought what a perfect time to write a Jetsetter on Cannes.  I have to admit I haven't been to the French Riviera in a decade and writing this is getting my travel bug fired up. 

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Located on the French Riviera, Cannes is a sea port town, with a motto, "Life is a Festival." Lined with luxury yachts, busy beaches and beautiful people, Cannes has a friendly atmosphere, and people watching on La Croisette promenade seems to be the number one past time. 

If you'd like to get away from all the glitz.  Parts of Cannes still remain true to its small, fishing-port past.   Le Suquet is the 'old town' of Cannes. It's about a 15 minute walk uphill with narrow, winding streets and allées.  There you'll find small local squares, quaint shops and open markets.  

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Things to do:  Sail to Nice and Saint Tropez.  
Visit the casino in Monte Carlo.  I'm not a big gambler, but it made for a fun evening.
Where to Stay: Hotel Carlton

Check out tomorrow's post on what to wear in Cannes.

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