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: 14 September 2022 10:59 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 14 September 2022 10:59 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) goes from 8am to 10pm and takes about an hour from the Airport to the bus station which is about 10 minute (750 meters) 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: PurpleSki



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.

From there it is simplicity itself to control the Sonos system. Listen to radio from almost anywhere in the world, play music from you computer, smart phone or tablet or music from such services as Spotify or Apple Music.

The controller software can be downloaded from Sonos.

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 Asia 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 Asia 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.


You will never be lacking things to do in Cannes. There is something on offer for almost everyone. For further information do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0) 7770 677506 or by email at


The rue D’Antibes and the streets leading off, along with the shops on the Croisette, is the equal of any shoppers paradise in the world. There really are too many to mention. You have everything from small independent boutiques, to the Haute Couture stores of the likes of Chanel to the international chains like Zara.

The first two weeks of July and January are particularly good times for shopping as this is when Cannes holds its annual sales. There are some extraordinary bargains to be had.


As well as wonderful places to relax the private beaches are great places to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner. We list our two favourites first but to be honest all of the private beaches have upped their game over the past couple of years and we have had good to great experiences at all of the ones we have tried. As opening times vary through the year please check their web site for details of opening times.

Mademoiselle Gray
Boulevard de la Croisette
Directly next to Le Goeland
T: +33 (0)4 92 99 79 99
Last tried: May 2022
Directly next to La Goeland, so the second beach next to the Plage Publique, this is a great beach restaurant with lovely food and service. It is particularily good for vegetarians and vegans with good plant based choices on the menu. A great wine list with a number of wines by the glass including Whispering Angel sister wine to the amazing (and amazingly priced) Garrus. Highly recommended.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Le Goeland
Boulevard de la Croisette
Directly opposite rue Commandant Andre
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 22 05
Last tried: May 2022
The first private beach as you walk away from the Majestic. This is a family run beach. Breakfast is lovely (see above). The beach restaurant has been completely refurbished in the winter of 2020 and is lovely. The service is friendly and the food reasonable though not that varied if you are planning on spending every day on the beach here. We feel it has slightly lost its way at the moment and that a revamp of the menu is needed to bring it up to date.

This restaurant is open almost the whole year round.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Cuisine: Modern Mediterranean
Opposite the Carlton
Last Tried: ?
T: +33 (0)4 93 39 73 79
The service is friendly and the food excellent. We have only eaten here out of season but I think we will try the whole beach experience this summer.
TripAdvisor Reviews

C Beach
Cuisine: Modern Mediterranean
Tel: +33 (0)6 66 11 60 60

A limited menu but the service is friendly. We ate here for the first time in June 2014. It is not stand out but not disappointing.

Majestic Beach - BFire - Majestic
Cuisine: Modern, Specialising in Italian and Argentinian flavours to share.
Opposite 10 La Croisette
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 77 00.
Last tried: July 2015
Changed again but they still don't get it. They have got rid of the dividers on the beach, we had to pay for the beach in advance (in case we ran off without paying I assume) and somehow did not feel welcome. The restaurant now appears to be serving just sushi and puddings, very odd. There are better beaches. Try Plage de Martinez, Miramar Plage or Rado Beach!!
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Plage du Martinez
Cuisine: Modern Mediterranean, Specialising in seafood and salads.
Opposite 10 La Croisette
Last tried: July 2016
W: T: +33 (0)4 92 98 73 19.
We had a great lunch here in July 2018. Service is excellent and the food fantastic but it is part of the Martinez and is therefore priced accordingly! We would go back.
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Miramar Plage
Cuisine: Modern Mediterranean, Specialising in seafood and salads.
Opposite 64 La Croisette
Last tried: August 2017
T: +33 (0)4 93 94 24 74.
We had a nice lunch here in August in this fairly upscale beach restaurant. Service was a tad slow and slow to warm but got better as the meal went by. A fantastic menu with good choices for vegetarian and vegans.
TripAdvisor Reviews

La Mome Plage
Boulevard de la Croisette
Directly next to Mademoiselle Gray
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 22 00
Last tried: May 2022
Directly next to Mademoiselle Gray, this is beach is the sister to the Mome restaurant, beautifully designed, lovely service and a wonderful menu. Good for vegetarians and vegans with a lot vegan and vegatarian choices on the menu. Between Mademoiselle Gray and Mome it is a difficult call but Mademoiselle Gray probably just gets it but both are highly recommended.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Rado Beach
Cuisine: Modern Mediterranean, Specialising in seafood and salads.
Opposite La Croisette opposite the Miramar
Last tried: October 2019
T: +33 (0)4 93 94 20 68
To quote "In 2019, it became one of the first beach restaurants to be totally rebuilt, satifying the demands of the architectural standard and quality objectives of the City of Cannes". We had a great day including lunch here in June 2019. Service is friendly and excellent and the food fantastic. Family run since 1958, we could not fault it. And unlike the Majestic we did not have to pay in advance for the beach!
TripAdvisor Reviews


There are three (one is currently closed) cinemas in central Cannes showing all of the latest movies. For what’s on just Google “Cinema listings for Cannes”. The cinemas are:

5 rue d'Antibes,
Tel: +33 (0)8 92 68 00 29

77 rue Félix-Faure
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 39 01 09

Star (Currently Closed)
98 rue d'Antibes
Tel: +33 (0)8 92 68 81 07


Country-Club de Cannes-Mougins

175 av. du Golf, route d'Antibes, Mougins

Tel: +33 (0)4 93 75 79 13

The Country-Club de Cannes-Mougins is one of the region's most challenging courses and is situated 8.8 kms (5.5 miles) from the apartment. The course was reconfigured in 1976 but originally dates from the 1920's. The course is noted for the olive trees and cypresses that adorn the flat terrain and its many water hazards and technical challenges. The Cannes-Mougins Open is on the PGA European Tour. The course is open to anyone with proof of handicap and greens fees are €150 per person. Reservations are recommended.

Gym and Jogging

Majestic Hotel
10 Blvd Croisette

If you are looking for a gym the Majestic Hotel just in front of the apartment has a gym open to non residents. It is not cheap at €45 per session.

Cannes and the surrounding area is wonderful for early morning runs and jogs. I have laid out a 5km run and posted it here.

Spa and Beauty Treatments

Five Seas Hotel Spa
Rue Notre Dame

Tel: +33 (0)4 63 36 05 08

Web Site

Five Seas Hotel is located 120 meters from the apartment. They offer a range of beauty and massage treatments and their most recent list of treatments can be downloaded here.


There are three casinos in Cannes both run by the Barriere group:

Casino Barrière Le Croisette

1 Espace Lucien Barrière

In the Palais des Festivals on the Croisette.

Casino Barrière Les Princes

50 Boulevard de la Croisette

In the JW Marriot on the Croisette.

Casino De La Pointe Croisette

5 Rue François Einesy

In the 3.14 Hotel.

Scenic Flights

Pleasure flights/dual control flights over the Lérins Islands located south of Cannes then the "Corniche d'or", the volcano of the Esterel, the Roman city of Fréjus, the lagoons of "Aigue Bonne", bay of Agay, the bay of Cannes, Mougins and the Tanneron.

Prices are from €155.00 per person.

For more details contact Air Odyssey on +33 (0)4 93 48 39 26 or visit their web site at


Armani Cafe
42 - 43 Boulevard de la Croisette
T: +33 (0)4 93 99 44 05
Last tried: November 2022
Lovely sophisticated spot on the Croisette for breakfast and all day dining.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Maison Charlotte Busset
26 rue Hoche.
Web Site
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 72 79
Last tried: October 2022
A delightful place to stop for breakfast.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Directly opposite rue Notre Dame in the Gray d'Albion on rue des Serbes.
Web Site
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 72 79
Last tried: March 2016
Breakfast here is truly excellent but at a price. Superb fresh fruit, fresh juices, croissant, coffee and a huge selection of teas.
TripAdvisor Reviews

La Cantina
41 Rue Hoche.
Web Site
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 03 30
Last tried: July 2021
A good place for breakfast with a reasonably priced formule petit dejeuner of coffee, croissant and freshly squeezed orange juice for €6.50. But alos offering omelettes and granola.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Copenhagen Coffee Lab
Cuisine: Coffee Shop and breakfast
6 Marché Forville
Last tried: October 2022
This is an excellent place for breakfast next to the covered market Marché de Forville before or after shopping in the market. A great choice of patries, avocado toast, yoghurt with grannola and truly fabulous coffee, with warm and friendly service. They roast their own coffee and bake the bread and pastries. Excellent.

TripAdvisor Reviews (Antibes reviews)

Le Goeland
Boulevard de la Croisette
Directly opposite rue Commandant Andre
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 22 05
Last tried: November 2022
The first private beach as you walk away from the Majestic. This is a family run beach. Breakfast is lovely. See below for a longer review.

Breakfast is very good, coffee, hot chocolate, croissant, tartine, freshly squeezed orange juice, fruit salad and they would probably rustle you up some eggs if you wanted. Go for an early morning swim and round it off with breakfast.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Majestic Hotel
Cuisine: International
10 La Croisette
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 77 29.
Last tried: February 2020
We stayed at the Majestic for a couple of nights in February 2020 and the hotel has really upped its game. I believe that breakfast is available to non-residents and if you want a real blow out breakfast I cannot recommend it enough. Just superb choice, service and ambiance.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Cuisine: Modern French
Corner of rue Notre Dame and rue des Belges
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 88 60
Last tried: Never
This only a few hundred meters from the apartment. Rosana offers brunch from 11:00 to 14:30 but we are yet to try it.
TripAdvisor Reviews

61 boulevard de la Croisette
Directly next to the Carlton
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 88 60
Last tried: October 2019
The only thing that is special about the Voilier is that you are having breakfast on the Croisette and that is fun. But the breakfast is nothing special and we have found the service to be off hand at best. I tried again on the morning of 27th October 2019 and after 15 minutes of being ignored (maybe I am invisible) I got up and walked out. Just don't bother. We have only eaten breakfast here.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Volupte Anytime
In the rue Hoche about 100m from the apartment
32 - 41, rue Hoche
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 20 41
W: Volupte Anytime
Last tried: October 2022
Our favourite place for breakfast in Cannes. Recommend the omelettes, fruit salad, the juices, croissant and the cappuccino. A must for breakfast.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Le Caveau 30
Cuisine: French Brasserie and Sea Food
45, Avenue Felix Faure
T: +33 (0)4 93 39 06 33.
Last tried: November 2012
Classic French brasserie and sea food restaurant. Busy and convivial atmosphere but not great. La Potiniere is a lot better.
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Bistrot Gourmand
410 rue Docteur Pierre Gazagnaire
T: +33 (0)4 93 68 72 02
Last tried: February 2022
We were looking to try something new and a bit more fine dining as a Valentine's Day treat (in fact, for various reasons, the day after Valentine's Day) and TripAdvisor prompted us to book here and we are glad we did. Sometimes restaurant in France like this can try too hard but not here. The service is delightful and the food is different and interesting. Further on a February Tuesday evening the restaurant was full. Well worth a visit.
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Cuisine: Modern French
Directly opposite rue Notre Dame in the Gray d'Albion on rue des Serbes.
Web Site
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 72 79
Last tried: August 2021
We had two lovely simple suppers here in August 2021. We had a hankering for a burger (vegan) and Cannelle did not disappoint. The menu on the web site is, unfortunately not up to date but Cannelle serves an impossible burger. It was excellent.
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Chai Dee
Cuisine: Thai
17 rue Bivouac Napoléon.
Web Site
T: +33 (0)6 46 75 96 11
Last tried: February 2022
This is a lovely and inexpensive Thai restaurant (the chef proprietor is Thai and her French husband is front of house), which opened in late 2021. The food is delicious and the menu is small enough to give one confidence that dishes are prepared to order. I can highly recommend the vegetarian spring rolls and the vegetarian Pad Thai. Good choices for vegan and vegetarian.
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Da Laura
Cuisine: Italian Cuisine (Torino)
9 Rue Du Vingt-Quatre Aout
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 40 51
Last tried: October 2022
We have just discovered this on the recommendation of a friend. It is truly excellent. Our new favourite restaurant in Cannes! Highly recommeneded.
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Cuisine: Japanese/Korean
17 rue Notre Dame
T: +33 (0)4 93 99 61 47
Last tried: June 2015
Dokebi could not be any closer; but the prices are very high and we tend not to eat here.
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Fouquets at the Majestic Hotel
Cuisine: French
10 La Croisette
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 77 29.
Last tried: June 2012
A lovely brasserie in the loveliest hotel in Cannes and only 100 meters from the apartment.
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Le Jardin de Bambou
Cuisine: Chinese
60 Bd d’Alsace, 06400 Cannes
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 63 06
Last tried: June 2021
A delightful, friendly Chinese restaurant has now moved and is a little way from the apartment being 950 metres away. But if you have a hankering for some excellent Asian cuisine Le Jardin de Bambou shines out as being the best Chinese restaurant in the area.
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Le Libera
Cuisine: Italian
17 rue du Commandant Andre
T: +33 (0)4 92 99 00 19
Last tried: October 2022
If you looking for a cosy, warm restaurant on one of those dull days (yes we do get them in Cannes occasionally) then we would highly recommend La Libera. A delightful Italian just a few yards from the Croisette, serving authentic Italian dishes.
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Cuisine: Modern Mediterranean.
6 Impasse Florian
Last tried: February 2020
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 60 95
We only discovered Mome recently and we ate here for the first time in early February 2020. A great atmostphere, good food and service but upscale so not inexpensive. You can find the menu here.
They also have a beach restaurant.
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Cuisine: Vegetarian and Vegan.
3 rue des Freres Casanova
Last tried: June 2021
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 99 35
One of our neighbours in Cannes introduced us to this vegetarian/vegan restaurant. Very low key but incredibly friendly and you can eat in or take away. Very reasonably priced. You can find the menu in French here.
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Park 45 at the Grand Hotel
Cuisine: Modern French
45 La Croisette
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 77 29.
Last tried: August 2017
We have only eaten the once in in August 2017 but the food and service was excellent.
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La Petite Maison de Nicole
Cuisine: French Mediterranean
Palm Beach
T: T+33 (0)4 28 70 18 18
Last tried: Never
This outpost of the famous Petite Maison at Nice is moving from the Majestic to the newly refurbished complex at Palm Beach. Assuming that it has stayed the same then the food is truly superb. The only negative is that in the 10 years that it was at the Majestic the menu did not change. Highly recommended. Booking in advance essential.
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La Piazza
Cuisine: Italian Pizza and Pasta
9 Place Cornut Gentille
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 60 80
Last tried: April 2022
A large pizza and pasta restaurant at the beginning of the old town. I think I first ate at this restaurant in 1983 and I have never been disappointed. That said it has changed hands now and was not quite the amazing value that it was. Though you can still get a pizza and a beer for €17. It does exactly what it says on the tin. It is not fine dining and does not have pretensions to be but the food is good and the service is quick and excellent. Great, pasta, pizza and risotto. The restaurant is great value, extremely friendly and really buzzy.
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Cuisine: Thai
5 Rue Du Vingt-Quatre Août
Last tried: May 2022
A new addition, we think, to Cannes offering inexpensive great tasting Thai cuisine. If you want something quick, simple, tasty and with no effort (they are on Deliveroo) this is worth a try. Though the reviews on Tripadvisor are'nt great, so this restaurant could go either way. (It was our first experience of using deliveroo, in Cannes or anywhere and was it easy).
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La Potiniere
Cuisine: French
13 Square Merimee
T: +33 (0)4 93 39 02 82
Last tried: October 2022
Unfortunately La Potiniere has changed hands and not only has it changed hands but the menu has completely changed and on looking at it last night, it not appeal to us at all. This is a great shame as it was one of the great restaurants of Cannes. Obviously try it if the menu appeals (it is very convenient to the flat/.

We ate here in October 2022 and we all had the same, veggie pizza and it was truly awful. Maybe the other dishes are good but I am not sure we will be trying it again, which is a real shame.
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Cuisine: Californian Inspired (it says on the web site).
Corner of rue Notre Dame and rue des Belges
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 88 60
W: Last tried: July 2021
An odd mixture of "plates" (you can see the menu here) but quite interesting and in general a welcome addition to the Cannes eating scene. We tried (with friends) quite a number of dishes, which were really quite good save for the Cali Buddha bowl, which compltely missed it for me and my friend who chose it. Very friendly service.
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La Tonnelle
Cuisine: Mediterranean.
Saint Honorat Island
T: +33 (0)4 92 99 54 08
W: Last tried: July 2021
We visited the restaurent by canoeing across from the Pointe Croisette to Ile Sainte-Marguerite and then round the west end of the island and then across to Ile Saint-Honorat where the Restaurant Tonnelle is sited on the north side of the island looking out over the sea to the Ile Sainte-Marguerite. You can however take the ferry over, which runs every hour on the hour between 08:00 and 18:00. The setting of the restaurnat is delightful right on the north shore of Saint-Honorat and the food delicious. The menu can be found here. Highly recommended by either canoe or ferry!!
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Cannes Sushi
Cuisine: Sushi and Japanese.
17 Square Mérimée
Last tried: October 2022
T: T+33 (0)4 93 30 31 51
We have tried a number of sushi places in Cannes over the years but not this one until July 2020 even thoough it is less than 200m from the apartment, as from the outside it was not that appealing but we tried in July 2021 for take away and can highly recommend it. A good selection of vegatarian and vegan options. The menu can be found here.
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Of course, there is the Palm d'Or in The Martinez with two Michelin stars. We have not yet eaten there, and I am not sure we will! The menu looks pretentious. To quote the Michelin online guide "In the sumptuous Art Deco setting of the Hotel Martinez, diners look down on La Croisette from a gastronomic peak. The chef creates spectacular cuisine that is sunny and creative, justly deserving of a Palme d'Or!" Need I say more!

The train line along the coast makes almost all the towns of the Côte d'Azur very accessible. Monaco is about an hour and 15 minutes by train but the scenary is so lovely that the journey passes quickly. Conde Nast Traveller Lists the "Riviera Railway" from Cannes to Ventimiglia as one of the best 10 in the world.


Cuisine: French Modern
Promenade Andre Pradayrol, Plage de l'Aiguille, 06590, Theoule-sur-Mer
T: +33 (0)6 29 92 18 05
Last tried: August 2017
If you planning a little outing a way from Cannes this is a lovely little beach and restaurant, which we visited for the first time in August 2017. Highly recommended but booking essential. We had hired a scooter but Theoule can be reached by train in less than 15 minutes.
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If you find yourself in Antibes at breakfast time we can recommend the following two cafés for breakfast.

Copenhagen Coffee Lab
Cuisine: Coffee Shop and breakfast
35 cours Massena Place Marché Provencal, Antibes
T: +33 (0)4 93 74 48 25
Last tried: November 2022
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This is an excellent place for breakfast in the covered market in old Antibes, where you can watch the hubbub of market life. A great choice of patries, avocado toast, yoghurt with grannola and truly fabulous coffee, with warm and friendly service. They roast their own coffee and bake the bread and pastries. Excellent.

Les Filles du Micocoulier
Cuisine: Creperie and light meals
4 cours Massena Place Marché Provencal, Antibes
T: +33 (0)4 93 34 84 83
Last tried: July 2021
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The Les Filles du Micocoulier is the sort of place we come to France for, lovely breakfast, good coffee, excellent crepes all served on the lovely open terrace with French warmth.

Chez Lulu
Cuisine: Varied
5 rue Frederic Isnard, Antibes
T: +33 (0)4 89 89 08 92
Last tried: October 2017
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This is a bit different and may not be for everybody. But we think it is great fun. It is a table dd'hote restaurant. So starters are various hors d'oeuvres, which are placed on your table and you can help yourself. There is no choice of main course and then to finish a selection of puddings. We visited for the first time in October 2017 and loved it.

That said Antibes has literally hundreds of restaurants to choose from. TripAdvisor lists 585 as of May 2022.


Galerie des Arcades
Cuisine: French Traditional
16 place des Arcades, 06410, Biot
T: +33 (0)4 93 65 01 05
Last tried: July 2018
We visited Biot for the first time in the summer of 2018. If you have a car, Biot is well worth a visit, much more charming than the better known Mougins and Valbonne, and if you want to have lunch here, we can highly recommend the delightful restaurant Galerie des Arcades. Simple, lovely food served by the owners Famille Brothier.
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For a list of restaurants in Monaco visit TripAdvisor

Cantinetta Antinori
Cuisine: Italian
11 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco
T: +377 97 77 08 80
Last tried: June 2020
If you are going to make a day of it visiting Monaco (and why not there is a load to see and do) why not start early go for breakfast at Cantinetta Antinori. The menu is fantastic and we cannot wait to go back! Not the cheapest though but this is Monaco.
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Cuisine: French Modern
Place de Palais, Monaco Ville
T: +377 93 30 36 68
Last tried: May 2022
Fantastic cuisine, lovely service a stone's throw from the Palais de Monaco. Feels special.

If you do make it to Monaco during your stay this is the restaurant we would recommend.
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Cuisine: Thai and Japanese
24 Av. Princess Grace, Monaco
T: +377 97 70 74 67
Last tried: May 2022
This (very) upscale Japanese and Thai is (like all of the Pastor Group restaurants) fabulous. The decor is wonderful, the menu fantastic and extensive. But this is not a cheap restaurant. Expect to pay around €100 per head for dinner. That said they do offer a very reaonsonable lunch menu (starter/main/pudding, ½ Bottle of water, glass of wine and Coffee) for €29. Also have a look at their "refuge" in Meribel The Refuge de la Traye)

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La Maree
Currently or permanently closed (this would be a great shame.) Cuisine: French Modern
7, av. J.F. Kennedy, Monte Carlo
T: +377 97 97 80 00
Last tried: October 2017
This restaurant is in a lovely setting overlooking the Monte Carlo Marina. Linen table cloths, fabulous service and, if you want, a menu to match (€1,300 for a sea food platter) but also a lunch set menu of two courses for €23.00. Be warned the wine list is a bit toppy, starting with a bottle of rose at €70.00 or €8 a glass. We would very much recommend La Maree.
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Epi Beach
Cuisine: International and French Modern
Boulevard Charles Guillaumont, Juan-Les-Pins,
T: +33 (0)4 93 61 31 69
Last tried: September 2019
If you are looking for a beach and beach restaurant in Juan-Les-Pins I can recommend this one.
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La Colombe d'Or
Cuisine: French Traditional
1 Place du General de Gaulle, 06570, Saint-Paul-de-Vence
T: +33 (0)4 93 32 80 02
Last tried: May 2022
This, for me, is one of the best restaurants in France and should be visited at least once in life time. Art (and I mean art Picasso, Matisse etc) hangs everywhere, accepted in payment in years gone by for meals taken by the artist at this 100 year old restaurant. It still retains the character and charm of a bygone era. This is evident in the service and the food. Staff are delightful and efficient, the food amazing and the open air terrace is a wonder to dine on. Booking Essential.
There is a great article about the restaurant at: Civilian written in 2017 but still very current.
Expect to pay between €80 and €100 a head.
TripAdvisor Reviews. Ignore the negative reviews, this says more about the reviewer than the restaurant. I have been at least five times and each time has been magical.


La Corderie
Cuisine: International and French Modern
20, Quai de la Corderie, Villefranche-sur-mer
T: +33 (0)4 93 76 61 31
Last tried: October 2019
Friends introduced us to this restaurant in October 2019. It is a delightful simple restaurant just by the port, vegan and vegetarian friendly.
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There are more bars in Cannes than you could possibly need and certainly a bar to suit everybody’s taste. Here are just a few.

Armani Cafe
42 - 43 Boulevard de la Croisette
T: +33 (0)4 93 99 44 05
Opening hours:
Saturday to Sunday: 09:30 to 21:00
Last tried: November 2022
Lovely sophisticated spot on the Croisette, which is a lovely place to stop for a drink or eat. Can be quite busy as there is nowhere else quite like it. Opening hours can be a bit erratic depending on the time of year.
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Majestic Bar Galerie du Fouquet's
Majestic Hotel
Last tried: June 2017
We love the bar in the Majestic for great cocktails and nibbles in a relaxed and sophisticated surroundings though we wished they would change the chairs.

There is also the outdoor bar by the hotel pool, which is quite glam and frankly we like it even though the service is hit and miss. And it couldn't be closer!
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Harry's Bar
Port Canto
Last tried: June 2021
This is not an out post of our favourite bar in the world, Harry's Bar Venice (just minutes from our apartment there) but an out post of the Parisian bar of the same name founded in 1911.

This won't be for everyone as it is a 2kms walk from the apartment in the newly refurbished Port Canto area of Cannes but if you fancy a stroll down the Croisette followed by a cocktail or a beer away from the hubbub of central Cannes, then this is worth a visit. Opened in the second week of June 2021, the service is charming and the drinks reasonably prices at €16 for a cocktail. We will go back, as it suits us down to the ground!

Carlton Hotel - Currently closed for refurbishment until the Spring of 2023.
Last tried: August 2017
If you are going in the summer and can sit outside as we did in the summer of 2017, then this is a great bar, buzzy and wonderful people watching but avoid the inside, it can be likened to sipping a cocktail in a shopping mall.

Five Hotel
Top floor Five Hotel
Last tried: October 2020
This bar on top of the Five Hotel, which is just a stroll from the apartment, has been redecorated and we found it a bit cold but it might be better in summer. On our last visit in October 2020 we found it a bit sleazy, so not sure I would recommend it.

La Chunga
24 rue La Tour Maubourg, 06400, Cannes,
T: +33 (0)4 93 94 11 29
Open 20:00 till dawn!
Last tried: August 2014
Opposite the Martinez. This place is fun. Serves food but we have not tried it yet! It is a bit of Cannes institution and has been around since 1958. The Daily Telegraph best describes it "Opposite the Hotel Martinez, La Chunga considers itself a plush, louche Cannes institution, quite correctly. It starts out, early in the evening, as a standard Italo-Provencal restaurant (though with some non-standard prices). Later, it evolves into a piano and live music bar for a clientele sufficiently grown-up to know what a whisky sour is, and sufficiently rich to have some very pretty company to drink it with. Things can get frisky, even sleazy, in the early hours when folk from the festivals roll in."


The main shopping in Cannes is on the Croisette and the rue d'Antibes and the streets running between them. Though there are some interesting shops to be found on the streets to the north of the rue d'Antibes. It is bounded on the West by rue du Marechal Joffre and on the East where the rue d'Antibes meets the Boulevard d'Alsace.

Where to start? Cannes has it all. From the most famous names in Haute Couture - you will find Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent, to name a just few, on the Croisette. There are high end jewellers (like Cartier on the Croisette. The famous rue d'Antibes, which is only 50 metres from the apartment is home to countless well know shops and small boutiques alike offering everything from "High Street" fashion (Zara), small specialist shoe shops, of which there are many, to works of art, antiques, home furnishings and beach wear.

Also on the rue d'Antibes you will find FNAC and Darty.

You can find almost everything in Cannes if you search long enough! Just let yourself wander around the streets and you will be amazed at what you can find. Happy shopping!



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.