Pre-Arrival Information


Apartment 2
15 rue Notre Dame

Tel +33 (0)6 11 98 39 29

Tel +44 (0)7770 677506

For all enquiries you can contact us at anytime on either number above.

Last updated: 5 May 2023 12:42 GMT

Welcome to Cannes


We hope you find this information page helpful in preparing for your stay in our apartment in Cannes. Our web site can prove invaluable source of information. And of course we are only a phone call or email away to help you with any aspect of your stay.

PLEASE CALL US if you have any problems whatsoever on the either number above; we are here to help at any time.

Check – in

Check in to the apartment is on a self check in basis using digicodes. You will not be met at the apartment and there is no need to collect keys.

Check in time is anytime after 15:00 and without prior arrangement we would ask you not to arrive at the apartment before then. Sometimes it might be possible to gain access to the apartment earlier than 15:00 so please contact us if you would like an early check in.

Entry to the apartment

The apartment is on the second floor of the building. Entry to the apartment is by two digicode locks. One to enter the building and one to enter the apartment. You will be sent the codes by email shortly before your rental starts.


Inside the apartment you will find three sets of keys. The keys are on hooks inside the cupboard housing the boiler. This is in the kitchen above and to the right of the oven. If you wish to use keys instead of/as well as the digicodes. Please LEAVE these keys on the hooks when you leave. Failure to do so will result in a deduction from the security deposit.

Check out

Check out to the apartment is on a self check out basis. You will not be formally checked out of the apartment.

We ask that you check out no later than 11:00. Please ensure that the apartment is vacated promptly at or before this time to enable our cleaning people to thoroughly clean the apartment for new guests.

In exceptional circumstances a late check out may be possible but this is only by prior arrangement.

On check out please ensure:

  • That you have removed ALL rubbish from the apartment.
  • That you have left the keys hanging up in the boiler cupboard
  • That you have left the safe open
  • All the windows are securely fastened

Travelling to Cannes


Nice Airport: Getting to Cannes couldn't be easier, Nice airport is just 40 minutes away by car and the journey from the airport can be made by taxi, car, train, helicopter, power boat or bus.

Cannes - Mandelieu airport: is 5 minutes from Cannes centre and handles private aircraft and helicopter arrivals. More details can be obtained from their web site:

Most of our guests make their own travel arrangements. However, we are happy to offer assistance if required – although you or your agent will need to finalise any travel bookings.


Cannes Station: is a mere 300 meters on foot from the apartment though if you have a lot of luggage you may need to take a taxi from the rank outside the station.

If you intend to walk, on leaving the station you should:

  • Turn left cross over the pedestrian crossing
  • Then turn right in to rue des Serbes.
  • Crossover the rue Hoche and the rue d'Antibes.
  • The next right after the rue d'Antibes is rue Notre Dames.
  • 15 rue Notre Dame (B) is about 20 meters down the street on the right.

Train times can be looked up at and tickets booked on the SNCF Web Site (En) or SNCF Web Site (Fr). Other languages available.


The apartment does not have it’s own parking and for many people a car is not really necessary in Cannes, particularly if you are only coming for a short stay. But if you are driving to Cannes there are several quite reasonably priced parking options available close to the apartment.

The locations of the car parks can be seen on the map below.

Please note that car parking spaces must be booked three weeks in advance for peak periods.

Parking Gray d'Albion
Parking Gray d'Albion is about 80 meters from the apartment. The cost if booked in advance is €145.00 for 7 days, €223.00 for 15 days and €321.00 for 30 days. If not booked in advance the cost is €28 per day, assuming that the car park is not full.

Reservations for Parking Gray d'Albion can be made on the

Parking Palais
Parking Palais is about 220 meters from the apartment. The cost, if booked in advance, is €89.70 for 7 days OR €136.90 for 15 days. If not booked in advance the cost is €22.40 per day, assuming that the car park is not full.

Parking Lamy
Parking Lamy is about 750m from the apartment. A nice gentle stroll down the rue d'Antibes. Long stays must be booked in advance and the cost is €72.70 for 7 days, €103.00 for 15 days and €139.40 for 30 days. There is also a 30 day option at €139.40. If not booked in advance the cost is €22.40 per day. This is where we park when we drive to Cannes. Please note the entry is quite narrow.

Parking Laubeuf
Parking Laubeuf is about 1.3 kilometres from the apartment. A nice gentle stroll pass the marina that takes about 10 minutes on foot. The cost if booked in advance is €72.70 for 7 days or €103.00 for 15 days. If not booked in advance the cost is €22.40 per day, assuming that the car park is not full.

Reservations for Parking Palais, Parking Lamy and Parking Laubeuf can be made at

Car Parks

Parking prices were last updated on 5 May 2023 12:42 GMT and are subject to change without notice.

Transfers from the airport


A taxi from the airport is the way to guarantee that you start your holiday in relaxed way. The cost of the taxi is approximately €85.00. We use Julien Matteoda who can be contacted on or +33 (0)7 87 30 55 00


There is a regular bus service from Nice airport to Cannes Bus station. The number 210 Cannes Xpress goes from Nice airport Terminal 1 and 2 to Cannes Gare Routière (Bus Station) from 0:08 to 22:00 and takes about an hour from the Airport to the bus station, which is 10 minute (750 meters) or so walk from the apartment. The buses go twice an hour.

Power Boat

If you are looking for a special way to arrive in Cannes there can be no better way than by power boat. Prices start from around €200 each way per person.


For a speedier transfer one can really travel in style and fly into Cannes - Mandelieu airport by helicopter and take short taxi journey from the airport to the apartment. Please be aware that helicopters are only able to fly during daylight hours and in good visibility. Approximate prices (one way) and transfer times in a single engine helicopter are below:

(one way)
1 to 3 pers 1 to 5 pers Transfer time
Cannes - Mandelieu €365 €565 15 mins
Cannes Heliport €395 €625 15 mins

Directions to the apartment

From Nice Airport

  • Head east on Boulevard Maryse Bastié toward Avenue Henri Guillaumet
  • After 150 m turn left onto Avenue Henri Guillaumet
  • Then after another 200 m turn right onto Passage de la Caravelle
  • At Rond-Point Lindbergh, take the 1st exit onto the Promenade des Anglais
  • After 180 m you will merge onto Promenade des Anglais
  • This continues onto Promenade Edouard Corniglion-Molinier
  • After 400 m take the ramp to A8/Grenoble/Sophia-Antipolis/Carros
  • Then shortly after this, about 250 m, you will merge onto Boulevard Georges Pompidou/D6202
  • Then take the exit to Cagnes/Cannes/Aix-en-Provence and after 550 m this will enable you to merge on to the A8 auto route (attention speed cameras).
  • After about 20 km take exit 42 toward Cannes-Centre/Le Cannet.
  • Now follow this almost straight road for about 3 kms in to the heart of the Cannes. You are on the D6285 which is called the avenue du Campon and then the Boulevard Carnot. Make sure you stay in the right lane.
  • At then end of the Boulevard Carnot you will come to traffic lights and from here you take the road almost directly opposite which drops down in to Cannes. This is the Rue Jean de Riouffe
  • After 260 meters turn left into Rue Notre Dame and 15 rue Notre Dame is almost at the end of the road on your left

Important Information


This is a NON SMOKING property. Smoking is permitted on the rear balcony but please use the ash trays provided.


The apartment can be locked by key and is equipped with a safe for guests use. However Michael and Karen Broom Smith or their agents can take no responsibility for loss or theft from the apartment. Please bear this in mind if you are bringing valuables on holiday.


The apartment is equipped with a security safe in bedroom 2. We recommend that you use it for your valuables, passports etc. Please ensure that it is left open on departure.

Maximum Occupancy

The maximum number of guests is limited to six people over the age of 2 years of age.


One set of bed linen and towels are provided for the duration of your stay but if you would like changes of linen during your stay this can be arranged at an addition charge by prior arrangement.

Linen must not be taken out of the apartment. Please note we do not provide beach towels.

Daily Housekeeping Service

The apartment is cleaned ready for you arrival and on your departure but there is no daily house keeping or other services of this nature provided during your stay. If you require daily house keeping during your stay please let us know in advance. It is not usually possible to arrange this at short notice I am afraid.

Air Conditioning

The apartment is fully air conditioned. The main control unit is the sitting room to the right of the door. We recommend that you have the fan set to low and would ask that you turn off the air conditioning each time you leave the apartment. Please do not use the air conditioning to heat the apartment. Please use the central heating system.


The heating, if required, is very efficient but please do not leave it on over night or when you leave the apartment. To turn the heating on simply press the button above the radiator symbol on the boiler, which is in the kitchen.


Electrical current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. Plugs have two round pins. If you are bringing personal electrical items, please bring your own plug adaptors.


It is your responsibility to ensure that you are adequately insured for your holiday (cancellation, curtailment, baggage loss, injury/accident, other medical emergencies, loss or damage to the apartment etc). Please remember to bring your insurance documents with you.

Internet Access

The apartment is equipped with wi-fi fiber internet connection (450 mbit/s download/450 mbit/s upload) with unlimited free access for guests, so feel free to bring your laptop. However, please bear in mind security considerations and that Michael and Karen Broom Smith cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused through use of the wi-fi broadband.

Network SSID: 3Unique



The apartment is equipped with a Samsung 46 inch LED TV with some UK television free to air channels delivered over the internet.

Apple TV

The apartment is equipped with Apple TV, which you will only be able to take full advantage of if you have an Apple Account. Any questions about this please drop me a mail.

Sonos System

The apartment is equipped with a Sonos sound system with zones in the sitting room, kitchen and all the bedrooms. No controller for the system is provided but the system can be controlled either by using the app on the iMac in the kitchen or by downloading the free app to your iPhone, iPad, Android smart phone, PC or Mac.

Nespresso Machine

The apartment is equipped with a Nespresso machine and we provide you with 20 cones (10 decaffeinated and 10 normal). The Nespresso shop is just a few meters from the apartment, at 13 rue des Serbes (turn left out of the apartment and left again), so you can easily buy additional capsules. Please leave the machine clean and dispose of the used cones before you leave.

The instruction manual can be found online here.


Childcare and Nannies

We have not ourselves used any of the baby sitting services in Cannes for our son so can not vouch from personal experience about any particular service but the tourist office has provided us with the following agencies who provide childcare and baby sitting services.

1 rue d’Antibes
06400 Cannes

Tel: +33 (0)9 88 77 66 80, Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00


5 rue Borniol
06400 Cannes

Tel: +33 (0)4 93 39 00 63, Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00

Baby Sitting.

11 avenue du Camp Long
06400 Cannes

Tel: +33 (0)6 10 49 07 95, 24h/24h


29 boulevard de La Ferrage
4th floor
06400 Cannes

Tel: +33 (0)4 92 98 48 25, Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00

+33 (0)6 99 72 27 77, 24h/24h

Childcare and help for the elderly, infirm and handicapped as well as other services such as cleaning and ironing.

Bureau Information Jeunesse Cannes
3 rue Georges Clémenceau
06400 Cannes

Tel: +33 (0)4 97 06 46 25

Useful Information


If you call +33 (0)4 93 26 12 70 this English speaking service will give you the number of the closest English speaking doctor.


There are countless pharmacies in Cannes but the nearest are at the end of the rue Notre Dame (turn left out of the apartment) and in the rue d’Antibes.


The nearest public rubbish bins are by the bus stop in the rue des Serbes; turn left out of the apartment, and the bus stop is in front of you and slightly to your right. However these bins are quite small, so if you have more than a small amount of rubbish, the nearest bins are in the rue des Etats-Uni as shown on the map below.



Cash point

The two nearest cash – points (ATM) to the apartment are the HSBC on Rue du Bivouac Napoléon 190 meters from the apartment and Société Générale at 14 Rue Antibes which is about 300 meters from the apartment.

Post Office

The nearest post office has an entrance on rue Notre Dame. Turn right out of the apartment and the post office is next to Five Hotel about 100m away.


The nearest newspaper kiosk is on the Croisette by the public beach. There is also one in the Place Gambetta.

Tourist Office

The Tourist Office is situated in the Palais des Festival about 150 meters from the apartment.

Food Shopping


Marché Forville
Absolutely not to be missed is the Forville market (Place du Marché Forville; every morning except Mon). To quote Anthony Peregrine of The Daily Telegraph, "Here is a vast Provençal larder where asceticism comes to die. If you are self-catering or planning a picnic, then this is the spot to head for." There are a myriad of cafes around the market including an outpost of Copenhagan Coffee Lab so why not set off early, take breakfast and spend some time in one of the most splendid markets I have seen in my 40 year of visiting and living in France. This is not just a fruit and vegetable market. There is every food stuff imaginable, fresh pasta, dried spices and herbs, fish (of course), a salt stall, a mushroom seller and fresh flowers. This market has to be seen to be believed.

This is generally considered the best market on the Cote d'Azur. Every day except Monday.

Place Gambetta
On the Place Gambetta, every day except Monday (and as of summer 2018, there are a few fruit and veg stands on a Monday as well) there is wonderful market for fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, fish, dried meats and much more.

The Place Gambetta is the place to do food shopping.

Supermarket Monop
34 rue Hoche.
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 08:30 – 24:00
Sunday 10:00 – 22:00

The supermarché Mon’op is situated at 34 rue Hoche on a brand new, as of May 2018, site. This supermarket is lovely and has all you need for your stay in Cannes. Open every day. Probably more expensive than the larger supermarkets but very convenient.

Just off the Place Gambetta are some wonderful speciality food shops such as:

Place Gambetta.
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 08:00 – 20:00
Sunday 09:00 – 18:00
Naturalia is a fantastic organic and health food shop. Offering a superb range of organic, vegan, vegetarian and health foods.

12 rue Teisseire, Place Gambetta.
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 – 13:00, 15:30 – 19:30
Saturday 10:00 – 13:00, 14:30 – 19:30
Sunday Closed
New to Cannes (May 2019), Aperitiv is a wonderful to food shopping in Cannes, nicely laid out, choice of wines, spririts, nibbles, pasta and very importantly Fever-Tree Tonic water! See their web site for more detail.

Supermarket Carrefour Market
6 Rue Meynadier.
Opening Hours:
Saturday to Sunday 08:00 – 21:00
If you are looking for a slightly larger supermarket then the Carrefour Market, which is only 500m from the apartment, might fit the bill.

Philippines Store
23 rue Jean Jaures.
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday - 09:00 - 19:30
Sunday - 09:00 - 18:00
Monday - 14:00 - 19:30
This little Asian Store is packed full of almost every Asian ingredient you could want. Under new management and stocked to the gunnels. Well worth a visit and open 7 days a week. It is on Jean Jaures, which is the road leading of the North East corner of the Place Gambetta.

Boucherie de L'Orient
18 Rue Merle.
Opening Hours seven days a week
06:30 – 20:00
This won't be for everybody, it is true Asian store with every Asian food stuff you could want and some. 5 kilo bags of chickpeas anyone.

Specialite Italien - Josy and Jeannot
14, rue Marceau
Opening Hours Tuesday to Sunday Morning
09:00 – 12:30
14:30 – 19:00
South East corner of Place Gambetta (Market Square)

Le Specialiste de la Truffe
27 Rue Meynadier
Opening Hours
Monday 10:00 - 14:00 and 15:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00 and 15:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 14:30 and 15:00 - 19:30
All things truffle. On the way the Marche de Forville


Le Palais des Pains
Corner of rue des Serbes and Rue Jean Jaurès,
Opening Hours Saturday to Sunday 05:00 – 20:30
This is our bakery of choice. Very close with a great selection of patisserie and breads (try the fig or olive bread) and a small cafe to have breakfast.

Note: Lenôtre on rue d’Antibes looks tempting but the patisserie are not better than the other bakeries and the prices…….


Boucherie Jaures
40 Rue Jean Jaurès,
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 38 67 70
Is very friendly little butcher that does a wonderful ready cooked chicken

Haagen Dazs
16 rue Hoche
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 38 73 45
Haagen Dazs - just minutes from the apartment, need I say more!

Fish Monger
7 rue chabaud
On SW corner Place Gambetta

Wine Merchants

Cave Riviera
7 rue Teisseire
Telephone: +33 (0)4 93 38 82 17
A great wine merchant stocking every type of alcohol you could need. Rue Teisseire starts on the South East corner of the Place Gambetta by the pharmacie.

21 rue d'Antibes
Telephone: +33 (0)4 93 39 90 30
Part of a large international chain but offering a good range of wines and spirits.



8 rue Chabard at the end of the pedestrianised Rue Hoche
Opening Hours Mon-Sat 09:30-20:00
Sun 9am-1.30pm
Our favourite flower shop in Cannes.

Dry Cleaning

Beverley Pressing
140 rue d'Antoibes
Opening Hours Mon-Fri 09:30-12:30 and 14:00-18:00
A little way from the apartment (700m) but Beverley Pressing offer a very good dry cleaning and linen service.



1. Your tickets, passport and visas (if required). Please check that your passport is valid for the duration of the holiday; we recommend that the validity extends for at least 6 months beyond your planned date of return.

2. Your credit cards (MasterCard or Visa cards are widely accepted in France, even for small transactions) and your debit card (for withdrawing cash from the many cash machines in Cannes) with their PIN numbers, and a small quantity of Euros.

3. Don't forget beach towels, sunglasses and sun cream.


The apartment is equipped with Apple TV, Sonos and UK Free to Air Channels over the internet. There is a small selection of traditional games but do feel free to bring your own.


You do not need to bring towels (but you do need BEACH TOWELS), hair driers, linen, cots or high chairs or baby listeners as these are all provided.

Please let us know of any errors in this document or any additions that would be helpful to guests.