Guest Information Booklet

Cannes

Apartment 2
15 rue Notre Dame
Cannes
06400
France

www.3unique.rentals

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: 2 May 2024 12:02 GMT

Welcome to 15 rue Notre Dame

We, Michael and Karen Broom Smith, would like to welcome you to our apartment at 15 rue Notre Dame and hope that you will enjoy your stay, whether it is for business or pleasure.

Below and on the following pages is some information that we hope you will find useful. There is also further information in the online information booklet

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any further questions or need help with anything. Our contact details are:

Email: michael@3unique.rentals

Telephone: Tel +33 (0)6 11 98 39 29


IMPORTANT

BOILING WATER TAP

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TAP IN THE KITCHEN IS A FRANKE BOILING WATER TAP.

THE LEFT-HAND TAP IS A NORMAL COLD AND HOT WATER TAP.

THE RIGHT-HAND TAP PRODUCES INSTANT BOILING WATER BY PUSHING THE BUTTON IN AND TURNING THE TAP TOWARDS YOU.

DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PUT YOUR HAND UNDER THIS BOILING WATER.

BEDROOM 2 LIGHTS

BEDROOM 2 LIGHTS CAN CONFUSE. THEY ARE TURNED ON AND OFF BY THE LIGHT SWITCH BY THE DOOR BUT IF THE LAMPS HAVE BEEN TURNED OFF BY THE SWITCHES ON THE LAMP, THE SWITCH BY THE DOOR WILL TURN THEM ON. I HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE!

OLIVE WOOD

PLEASE WASH THE OLIVE WOOD SALAD BOWL AND IMPLEMENTS BY HAND. DO NOT PLACE IN THE DISHWASHER.

IMAC

PLEASE DO NOT TURN OFF THE APPLE IMAC COMPUTER IN THE KITCHEN. THANK YOU.

ALEXA

IN THE KITCHEN IS AN AMAZON ALEXA ECHO DOT. ALEXA CAN BE USED TO CONTROL ROOMBA AND WILL RESPOND TO VARIOUS OTHER COMMANDS. PLEASE SEE BELOW.

ROOMBA

THE APARTMENT IS EQUIPPED WITH A ROOMBA IROBOT HOOVER. HE CAN BE CONTROLLED VIA COMMANDS TO ALEXA. PLEASE SEE BELOW.

APPLE TV

PLEASE DO NOT LOG OUT OF THE APPLE ACCOUNT. IF YOU DO THIS WILL PREVENT OTHER CLIENTS VIEWING FILMS AND NETFLIX ON THE ACCOUNT.

TO VIEW MOVIES FROM YOUR OWN APPLE ACCOUNT PLEASE USE AIRPLAY ON YOUR IPAD OR IPHONE. THANK YOU.

SAND AND OIL

IF POSSIBLE PLEASE STORE SANDY SHOES AND BAGS IN THE CUPBOARD TO THE LEFT OF THE FRONT DOOR TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF SAND TAKEN INTO THE APARTMENT.

IF AT ALL POSSIBLE PLEASE APPLY SUN CREAM/OIL IN THE BATHROOM OR SHOWER ROOM. THANK YOU.

RUBBISH

PLEASE REMOVE ALL RUBBISH INCLUDING NESPRESSO CAPSULES FROM THE APARTMENT AT THE END OF YOUR STAY.

FOR THE LOCATION OF THE NEAREST RUBBISH BINS PLEASE SEE BELOW.

Air Conditioner
The controller for the central air conditioning system is in the sitting room, above the main light switch. Press the “RUN/STOP” button to start / stop. The temperature in the sitting room is adjusted using the two “TEMP” buttons on this panel.

Leave the mode on COOL and set the temperature between 19°C and 22°C

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE AIR CONDITIONER TO HEAT THE APARTMENT. SEE HEATING BELOW.

Electricity
If the electricity goes off, check the main trip switch to the right-hand side of the apartment door. If this is in the “on” position, check the individual fuses in the fuse box under the hallway table.

If the electricity goes off in the common parts of the building the main trip switch is to the right of the front door to apartment 1.

In any event please contact Michael.

Hair Dryer
You can find a hair dryer in the drawer in the bathroom.

Heated Towel Rails
The bathroom and the shower room have heated towel rails. These have been fitted because even in the high summer towels remain damp. These are on a timer to come on from 06:00 to 10:00, 13:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 22:00. We suggest that, particularly in the summer, you keep the doors to the bathroom and shower room closed. The radiators can get very hot so please be careful.

Gas
If you smell gas, turn off the main isolating valve which is in the box outside the apartment door, to the right-hand side as you are facing the door. Then call Michael.

Heating
To turn on the central heating (radiators), go to the boiler in the kitchen, which is to the right of the cupboard above the hob. To operate the heating simply press the button with the little radiator symbol below it to turn it on and press again to turn it off. The boiler will immediately fire up. Generally, you will find that 30 to 60 minutes is sufficient to heat the apartment for the evening. Please do not leave the heating on when you leave the apartment or overnight.

Hob
The electric hob is induction and is very straight forward. Touch the on/off button for about a second and then use the + and – buttons for the desired ring to raise or lower the temperature. The full instructions can be found in the manual here. Please use the extractor fan when using the hob. This is activated by pulling the extractor unit towards you.

Dish-Washer
To operate the dishwasher, fill the holder with powder. Press the on switch, press the 45° button, press the START button. Then close the door. The unit is very quiet but a red light shining on the floor indicates that the unit is on. When the red light goes off the dishwasher cycle has finished.

Combination Oven/Microwave-Oven
To operate the oven push the left-hand button and select the desired operation:

  • Eclairage – Lighting
  • Micro-ondes – Microwave
  • Micro-ondes + Chal. tournante – Microwave + Fan Oven
  • Micro-ondes + Grill – Microwave + Grill
  • Micro-ondes + TurboGril – Microwave + Turbogrill
  • Chal. tournante – Fan Oven
  • Gril – Grill

We suggest that you use one of three settings; Micro-ondes, Chal tournante or Grill.

Microwave: To use the microwave select Micro-ondes, push the right-hand knob, press OK and then turn the right-hand knob clockwise to the desired number of minutes.

Fan - Oven: To use the oven select Chal. tournante, push the right-hand knob, and with the right-hand knob select the desired temperature.

Grill: To use the grill select Gril to use the grill. You will need to close the door. The right-hand knob is not used when using the grill.


Nespresso
The apartment is equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine, and you will find 10 x standard espresso capsules (black) and 10 x decaffeinated espresso capsules (red dot) in the bowl next to the machine. Should you need any additional capsules these can be purchased from the Nespresso shop on the rue des Serbes.

The instruction manual can be found online here.

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ANY OTHER BRAND OF CAPSULES EXCEPT NESPRESSO BECAUSE THEY CAN BECOME STUCK IN THE MACHINE.

Internet
The apartment is equipped with high speed fibre broadband internet connection wifi (400 mbit/s download/400 mbit/s upload) with unlimited free access, so feel free to use your own laptop. However, please bear in mind security considerations and that we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused through use of the wi-fi broadband.

SSID: 3Unique

Password: THIS IS SHOWN ON THE CARD IN THE RIGHT-HAND ALCOVE IN THE SITTING ROOM.

Please under no circumstances switch off, unplug or hard reset the router. If you do reset the router this will result in a €250 deduction from you damage deposit. If you are having any problems with the internet connection, please call Michael in the first instance on +33 (0)6 11 98 39 29.

Please remember that if you have any problems with the internet the most likely cause is an external problem with Orange Telecom, the ISP, and are likely to resolve themselves after a short while.

Iron and Ironing Board

The iron can be found in the cupboard under the window in the kitchen. The ironing board is in the right most upright cupboard in the kitchen.

Alexa

In the kitchen is an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot. He will also respond to various other commands such as:

  • ALEXA start my day. This will give you local weather and world news.
  • ALEXA play Riviera Radio on Tunin. This is quicker than using the Sonos but only available through the Echo Dot.
  • ALEXA what is the weather forecast.
  • ALEXA play the BBC news (insert your chosen source of news: CNN, New York Times, Financial Times etc) flash briefing.
  • ALEXA stop. To stop Alexa from continuing.
  • ALEXA set a timer for mm ss.

The list is almost endless. Google will give you many ideas but here is a good curated list by Business Insider.

See below on how to control Roomba with Alexa.

Audio Visual System

PLEASE DO NOT UNPLUG REMOVE OR CHANGE THE LOCATION OF ANY OF THE PLUGS, LEADS OR CABLES THAT MAKE UP THE SYSTEM. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE ANY OF THE SETTINGS ON THE TELEVISION.

PLEASE DO NOT TURN OFF THE TELEVISION. ONLY PLACE THE TELEVISION IN STANDBY USING THE REMOTE CONTROL.

PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH OR CLEAN THE SCREEN.

UK free to air channels are available on the television in the sitting room and these are provided via internet.

Les chaînes françaises sont disponibles auprès d'Orange et les détails de celles-ci peuvent être trouvés ici.

PLEASE REDUCE THE SOUND TO A MINIMUM LEVEL BEFORE SWITCHING BETWEEN SOURCES.

To watch something on the television:
Turn on the television and then turn on the Denon AVR by either pressing the power button or the desired source:

The various sources are assigned as follows:

  • CBL/SAT - Internet TV - CBL/SAT
  • Media Player - Apple TV - Media Player
  • Sonos - TV Audio - Sonos
  • Tuner - Unassigned - Tuner
  • iPod/USB - Unassigned - iPod/USB
  • Online Music (NA) - Online Music - Online Music (N/A)
  • Bluetooth (N/A) - Bluetooth - Bluetooth (N/A)
  • Internet Radio - Unassigned - Internet Radio
  • Blu-ray - French TV - Blu-ray
  • Game - Unassigned - Game
  • AUX - Unassigned - AUX

Remember to point the Denon remote at the AV receiver in the right-hand alcove, not at the television.

The sound for all the system components (Internet TV, French TV, Apple TV, Tuner and Internet Radio) is via the AV Receiver and is played back over the speakers.

PLEASE LEAVE THE VOLUME ON THE TELEVISION AT ZERO.

All video images are sent to the HDMI-CEC Cannes input on the television. What input is displayed on the television is controlled by the Denon AV Receiver.

If there is no picture showing on the screen, first check that the TV input is set to HDMI-CEC Cannes by pressing the SOURCE button on the Samsung TV remote. This is the top most right button.

PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THE SOURCE ON THE TELEVISION. THE ONLY BUTTON THAT NEEDS TO BE USED ON THE SAMSUNG REMOTE IS THE POWER BUTTON.

REMEMBER THAT TO SWITCH CHANNELS AND CHANGE THE VOLUME ON THE AVR, YOU NEED TO POINT THE REMOTE CONTROLS AT THE DENON AVR IN THE ALCOVE NOT AT THE TELEVISION.

Using the Individual Components

Television

Apple TV

Select Media Player (Apple TV) on the Denon remote.(

Turn on the Apple TV box. This takes only a few seconds to boot up.

Choose your movie or TV show to watch. There are over 300 to choose from.

PLEASE DO NOT LOGOUT OF THE APPLE TV ACCOUNT

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.

Internet TV

Turn on the television

Press CBL/SAT on the Denon Remote control

Turn on the internet TV box with red on button (top-right) on the Blade remote

Give the system time to boot up after which you will see a menu.

Select TV

Select All

This will bring up the channel listing from which can select from around 160 channels including BBC, ITV, Sky News, CNN, CNBC, France 24 and many others.

Select the channel you wish to watch

Adjust to the required volume

TV français

Turn on the television

Press Blu-ray on the Denon Remote control

Turn on the Orange TV box

A full list of the channels available can be found at orange.fr.

For English speakers this includes such channels as Sky News, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg and BBC World News.

Select the channel you wish to watch

Adjust to the required volume

Télévision française

Allumez le téléviseur

Appuyez sur Blu-ray sur la télécommande Denon

Mettez en marche le boîtier TV d'Orange

Une liste complète des chaînes disponibles se trouve sur orange.fr

Pour les anglophones, cela inclut des chaînes telles que Sky News, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg et BBC World News

Sélectionnez la chaîne que vous souhaitez regarder

Réglez au volume souhaitchaé

Sonos

The apartment is equipped with a Sonos system with zones in the sitting room, kitchen and all the bedrooms.

To have the Sonos play in the sitting room there is no need to turn on the television.

Turn on the Denon Audio Visual Receiver with the remote.

If the TV is on, please turn it off.

Press TV AUDIO on the Denon Remote control.

Operate the Sonos system with the iOS or Android App available for download at:

www.sonos.com

The app is also already installed on the Apple Mac in the kitchen.

Adjust to the required volume.

The system is very intuitive. To use the system you will need to use the Apple Mac in the kitchen or download the free app for iPad, iPhone, Mac or PC.

From the app you can select which radio station to listen to from across the globe or play your music library from you PC/Mac/iPad/iPhone over the Sonos system.

You can have the same music or radio station playing in all of the zones or have a different source playing in each zone.

If you wish to have the same source in each room simply use Party Mode under Rooms | Link Rooms menu on the PC app or Group on the iPad/iPhone/Android app.

For more help go to the Sonos Web Site at www.sonos.com/support/.


PLEASE PUT THE DENON AUDIO VISUAL RECEIVER ON STANDBY AFTER USE, WHEN YOU LEAVE THE APARTMENT AND BEFORE YOU GO TO BED.

Trouble Shooting
The system should operate trouble free but please note that all of the components are dependent on an internet connection.

If there is no picture check that the television is set to HDMI 1 by pressing Source (top right) on the remote control

Also visit this page for problems with the TV.


Canon Air Printer
A Canon Pixma TS5351 air printer is provided for your use. The printer will automatically connect to the wireless network when it is powered up but you may need to download the relevant drivers from the Canon web site. Available at Canon.co.uk in English and at Canon.fr en francais. There is no guarantee that the ink cartridges will have any ink in them. If you use a lot of ink or the cartridges run out while you are using them, future guests will appreciate it if you replace them. They can be purchased from FNAC on the rue d’Antibes or from FNAC online or Amazon.fr. The reference number for the cartridges are Canon PG-560 Black and CL-561 Colour Ink Cartridge Multi Pack.

You can also print from the Mac in the kitchen.

PLEASE PUT THE PRINTER BACK WHERE AND AS YOU FIND IT. THANK YOU.

Roomba
Roomba is a robot hoover/vacuum cleaner.

Please feel free to use Roomba but he does need a bit of care to ensure he does not try to hoover up shoe laces, phone cables etc and his dust container needs emptying after each clean. So if you think it will be too much of a pain just ignore this section!

Roomba is controlled through Alexa. There are two commands:

  • Alexa tell Roomba to vacuum.
  • Alexa send Roomba home.

We would suggest you set Roomba going when you go out in the morning.

Roomba instructions can be found here

Rubbish
The bin below the iMac is for packaging and glass. The left section is for packaging (paper/tins/plastic) and the right hand section is for glass. There are bags in the cupboard under window. The bin under sink is (obviously) for household rubbish (Ordures menageres).

These can be disposed of in three places:

Square Merimee
Turn right out of the apartment and continue until the pharmacy and opposite are the bins.

Rue des Serbes
The nearest public rubbish bins are by the bus stop in the rue des Serbes; for small amounts these bins are adequate for rubbish and packaging (not glass). Turn left out of the apartment, cross the rue des Serbes and turn right and after about 30m are two small bins.

Rue des Etats-Uni
Finally, there are large bins (no recylcing) in rue des Etats-Uni as shown on the map below.

Bins

PLEASE REMOVE ALL RUBBISH INCLUDING NESPRESSO CAPSULES FROM THE APARTMENT AT THE END OF YOUR STAY.

Security and Safety
Please ensure you close the door properly when entering/leaving the apartment. The front door at road level is self-closing; for the door to the apartment, please ensure that you pull the door closed behind you.

If you wish to use keys instead of/as well as the digi-codes please feel free to use the keys provided. The keys are on hooks inside the cupboard housing the boiler. This is in the kitchen above and to the right of the hob. There is a key for the apartment building and one for the central lock for the apartment door.

Please LEAVE these keys on the hooks in the boiler cupboard when you leave. Failure to do so will result in a deduction from the security deposit.

A safe is available for your use in the apartment and we strongly recommend that you use it for any valuable personal items. The safe is located in the cupboard in bedroom 2.

To operate, first choose a 4 digit code. Then, to close the safe door, enter the 4 digits of your personal code followed by “#”. To open the safe, enter the 4 digits of your personal code.

If you cannot open the safe or it is locked on your arrival please call Michael on
+33 (0)6 11 98 39 29.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU LEAVE THE SAFE OPEN ON YOUR DEPARTURE

PLEASE NOTE: Michael and Karen Broom Smith or their agents can take no responsibility for loss or theft from the apartment.

Fire Blanket: There is a fire safety blanket hanging off the hooks on the door covering the boiler in the kitchen.

Fire Extinguisher: There is a fire extinguisher in the cabinet housing the boiler in the kitchen.

First Aid: There is a small first aid kit in the cupboard under the kitchen window.

Smoking
Smoking is not permitted inside the apartment. If you wish to smoke, please use the balcony at the rear of the apartment (and an ash tray). If there are any signs of smoking inside the apartment a €250 deduction will be made from your security deposit.

Water
The main water stop cock is situated ON THE TOP FLOOR of the building to the left of the front door to apartment 4.

Information about Cannes

This guide cannot be fully comprehensive about a large city like Cannes but I have tried to provide the most useful information that you might need during your stay. If you cannot find it here Google is likely to provide the answer but you may also find angloinfo.com a useful source of information about the French Riviera.

Of course you can also always drop me a mail, I might be able to help.

Useful Information

Doctors

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.

Pharmacy/Chemist

There are countless pharmacies in Cannes but the nearest is at the end of the rue Notre Dame (turn right out of the apartment) at 9 Square Merimee and in the rue d’Antibes.

Cash point

There three cash – points (ATM) near to the apartment:

  • HSBC on Rue du Bivouac Napoléon 190 meters from the apartment
  • Caise d'Epargne at 5 rue des Belges, which is about 140 meters from the apartment.
  • 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.

Newspapers

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.

Useful telephone numbers

Emergency 112
Police 17
Ambulance 15
Fire 18
Doctor 0825 005 004
Dentist 04 93 68 28 00
24 hour pharmacy 32 37
Police Municipal 0800 117 118
04 93 06 22 22
British Consulate 04 91 15 72 10
Lost Property 04 97 06 40 00
(ext 3099)
Taxi Cedric 06 21 65 16 94
Taxi Cannes, 24/7 08 90 71 22 27
04 92 99 39 23
Car Rental: Hertz 04 93 99 04 20
Tourist Information Office 04 92 99 84 22
Nice Airport 08 20 42 33 33
Michael Broom Smith – owner 06 11 98 39 29

Activities

Most people's reason for coming to Cannes is to relax on the beach and soak up the sun and if you are looking for a private beach we highly recommend our favourite Mademoiselle Gray.

However in case your looking for other things to do in and around the area, here are a few suggestions.

Old Town - Le Suquet

The old part of Cannes, is well worth a visit. Parts of Notre Dame d'Esperance church date from the early 16th century. The views are lovely.

There are one or two nice restaurants on the rue Meynardier, I am not very keen on most of the restaurants in this part of the town.

Iles Lerins

The Iles Lerins off the coast of Cannes are delightful to visit and we highly recommend a trip over to them during your stay. There are two main islands the Ile Saint Marguerite and the Ile Saint Honrat.

The ile Saint Honrat is home to Lérins Abbey. To quote the Cannes Tourist Office: "The island was founded by Saint Honorat in the 5th century. It exudes an air of spirituality and boasts vestiges of the past (monastery, fortifications, chapels). The island is owned by a commune of Cistercian monks who grow vines and produce a reputable wine."

Also within the abbey is the La Tonnelle restaurant. A delightful restaurant set on the North side of the island.

Tennis

Tennis Montfleury
21 avenue Beausejour
1,500 metres from the apartment, down the rue d'Antibes
W: Tennis Montfleury Web Site
T: +33 (0)4 93 43 33 87
E: tennismontfleury@gmail.com

This municipal tennis club boasts four hard cards and 3 clay courts. Six of the seven courts are lit. The facilities are truly excellent

The courts can be booked over the phone and are available as follows:

From 1st September to 30th June:
Monday to Saturday: 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday and bank holidays(jours feries): 09:00 - 19:00

From 1st July to 31st August:
Monday to Saturday: 08:00 - 21:00
Sunday and bank holidays(jours feries): 08:00 - 20:00

Bike Hire

Cannes 2 Roues
16 Rue de Mimont
450 metres from the apartment, via the underpass under the station
W: cannes2roues.com
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 72 79
Last tried: June 2020

A good selection of bikes at reasonable prices

An early morning ride around the bay and the Cap d'Antibes is a lovely way to start the day!

See their web site for opening times

Cinema

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:

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

Arcades
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

Golf

Country-Club de Cannes-Mougins

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

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

golf-cannes-mougins.com

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.

Fitness Park
Place de la Gare
T: +33 (0)4 89 37 41 65
This is a very well equipped gym.

Running
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.

Casinos

There are three casinos in Cannes:

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 www.air-odyssey.com

Monaco

Monaco has a lot offer for a day out from Cannes and is only an hour or so away on the train.

The second smallest country in the world packs a lot in:

  • Musee Oceanographique de Monaco
  • The Motor Museum
  • The Exotic Gardens
  • The Casino Square
  • The Palace
  • The Japanese Gardens
  • The Casino

Villa Ephrussi

The Villa Ephrussi and its gardens is one of the most magnificent villas on the whole of the Cote d'Azur. The Villa Ephrussi was built in the early part of the 20th century with construction commencing in 1905 and Baroness Beatrice Ephrussi (nee de Rothschild) moved in in 1912.

The villa, both exterior and interiors, and the gardens are equisite and are well worth a visit.

The villa is 30 minutes on foot from Beaulieu sur Mer station and there is also parking at the villa

Cannoeing

Canoeing in the Baie de Cannes - what fun. Canoes can be hired at the Palm Beach end of the Croisetter for a very reasonable €35 per day from Kayak iles Lerins.

Running

If you are a runner it does not get much better than running along the Croissette in Cannes. My usual 5 kms route can be found here. For something longer Theoule and back is almost exactly a half marathon!

Restaurants

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
W: hotelsbarriere.com
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
W: www.plagegoeland.com
Last tried: February 2023
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. 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

L'Annex
Cuisine: Modern Mediterranean
Opposite the Carlton
T: +33 (0)4 93 39 73 79
W: www.annexbeach.com
Last Tried: ?
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
Web: cannesbeach.eu

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!!
TripAdvisor Reviews

Plage du Martinez
Cuisine: Modern Mediterranean, Specialising in seafood and salads.
Opposite 10 La Croisette
W: www.cannesmartinez.grand.hyatt.com
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 73 19.
Last tried: July 2016
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Miramar Plage
Cuisine: Modern Mediterranean, Specialising in seafood and salads.
Opposite 64 La Croisette
W: miramar-plage.fr
T: +33 (0)4 93 94 24 74.
Last tried: August 2017
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
W: lamomeplage.com
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
T: +33 (0)4 93 94 20 68
W: radobeachhelen.com
Last tried: October 2019
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

Armani Caffè
42 - 43 Boulevard de la Croisette
W: armani.com
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.
maisoncharlottebusset.com
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 72 79
Last tried: October 2022
A delightful place to stop for breakfast.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Cannelle
Directly opposite rue Notre Dame in the Gray d'Albion on rue des Serbes.
cannelle-cannes.com
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.
lacantinacannes.com
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
W: copenhagencoffeelab.com/
Last tried: February 2023
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
W: www.plagegoeland.com
Last tried: February 2023
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

Rosana
Cuisine: Modern French/International
Corner of rue Notre Dame and rue des Belges
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 88 60
W: rosana.com
Last tried: February 2023
Rosana is only a few hundred meters from the apartment. We finally tried Rosana twice in two days in February 2023 firstly for dinner with friends and then for Saturday brunch en famille. Both occasions the meals were wonderful. We really like this restaurant and being less than 100m from the apartment we can see it becoming a regular.

The lunch and dinner menu offers a very ecletic range of dishes and is very vegetarian and vegan friendly. Brunch is great, offering everything from eggs benedict to fluffy pancakes and delicious juices. Highly recommended.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Voilier
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: July 2023
Our favourite place for breakfast in Cannes. Recommend the omelettes, fruit salad, the juices, croissant and the cappuccino. A must for breakfast.

We believe that they serve the best, by quite some margin, coffee in Cannes.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Il Baretto
Cuisine: Italian
15, Square Marime
T: +33 (0)7 69 02 73 03
Last tried: October 2023
Our new favourite place in Cannes, newly opened in the summer of 2023 by the lovely Laura of Da Laura fame(see below). Delicious Italian food, served simply but perfectly by the lovely staff.

Only 180m from the apartment, I think we will be dining here quite a lot. A limited number of tables, so booking essential.
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Bistrot Gourmand
410 rue Docteur Pierre Gazagnaire
W: bistrotgourmandcannes.fr
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Cannelle
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Chai Dee
Cuisine: Thai
17 rue Bivouac Napoléon.
Web Site
T: +33 (0)6 46 75 96 11
Last tried: July 2023
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Da Laura
Cuisine: Italian Cuisine (Torino)
9 Rue Du Vingt-Quatre Aout
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 40 51
Last tried: July 2023
We have just discovered this on the recommendation of a friend. It is truly excellent. Our new favourite restaurant in Cannes! Highly recommeneded. Possibly the best panna cotta on the planet.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Dokebi
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Le Jardin de Bambou
Cuisine: Chinese
60 Bd d'Alsace, 06400 Cannes
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 63 06
Last tried: June 2021
W: lejardindebambou.fr
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Le Libera
Cuisine: Italian
17 rue du Commandant Andre
T: +33 (0)4 92 99 00 19
W: restaurant-libera.com
Last tried: October 2022
Unfortunately Libera has been "modernised". Oh dear. It is no longer what it used to be, a cosy, warm restaurant where you got authentic Italian dishes, and not for us. A great shame. With the opening of Il Baretto there is no need to venture so far afield!
TripAdvisor Reviews

Mome
Cuisine: Modern Mediterranean.
6 Impasse Florian
Last tried: February 2020
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 60 95
W: lamomecannes.com
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Mr Nakamoto at the Mondrian
Cuisine: New York/Japanesec
45 La Croisette
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 15 45
W: ennismore.com/hotels/mondrian
Last tried: Never
Cuisine: New York/Japanesec
A new restaurant which we haven't tried but if their other sites are anything to go by this is a very welcome addition to Cannes.
TripAdvisor Reviews

La Petite Maison de Nicole
Cuisine: French Mediterranean
Palm Beach
T: +33 (0)4 28 70 18 18
W: lapetitemaison-cannes.com/
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

La Piazza
Cuisine: Italian Pizza and Pasta
9 Place Cornut Gentille
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 60 80
W: restaurant-lapiazza.com
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Pitaya
Cuisine: Thai
5 Rue Du Vingt-Quatre Août
W: pitaya-thaistreetfood.com
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).
TripAdvisor Reviews

Rosana
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: rosana.com
Last tried: October 2023
Rosana is only a few hundred meters from the apartment. We finally tried Rosana twice in two days in February 2023 firstly for dinner with friends and then for Saturday brunch en famille. Both occasions the meals were wonderful. We really like this restaurant and being less than 100m from the apartment we can see it becoming a regular.

The lunch and dinner menu offers a very ecletic range of dishes and is very vegetarian and vegan friendly. Brunch is great, offering everything from eggs benedict to fluffy pancakes and delicious juices. Highly recommended.
TripAdvisor Reviews

La Tonnelle
Cuisine: Mediterranean.
Saint Honorat Island
T: +33 (0)4 92 99 54 08
W: tonnelle-abbayedelerins.fr 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!!
TripAdvisor Reviews

Zuma
Cuisine: Contemporary Japanese.
Palm Beach Cannes, Pl. Franklin Roosevelt
T: +33 (0)4 12 38 12 38
W: zumarestaurant.com Last tried: -
One of our favourite London restaurants has opened at Palm Beach in Cannes, this May (2024). We cannot wait to try it!!
TripAdvisor Reviews

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.

Theoule

L'Aiguille
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Antibes

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
W: copenhagencoffeelab.com/
Last tried: November 2022
TripAdvisor Reviews
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
W: lesfillesdumicocoulier.fr
Last tried: July 2021
TripAdvisor Reviews
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.

Mamalu
Cuisine: Italian
11 cours Massena, Antibes
T: +33 (0)4 93 34 40 07
Last tried: May 2023
TripAdvisor Reviews
This is a charming little Italian at the top of Antibes Market. Simple but delicious Italian cooking with an emphasis on pasta and sea food. Our friends have been coming here for over 20 years and have been looked after by the same owner all that time. We will be back.

Chez Lulu
Cuisine: Varied
5 rue Frederic Isnard, Antibes
T: +33 (0)4 89 89 08 92
Last tried: October 2017
TripAdvisor Reviews
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.

Biot

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.
TripAdvisor Reviews.

Nice

La Petite Maison de Nicole
Cuisine: French Mediterranean
11 rue Saint Francois de Paule, 06300, Nice
T: +33 (0)4 93 92 59 59
Last tried: February 2023
We had a lovely lunch here in February. Lovely service and wonderful food. Madame Nicole much in evidence. Highly recommended. Booking in advance essential.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Monaco

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
W: cantinettaantinori.mc
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Castleroc
Cuisine: French Modern
Place de Palais, Monaco Ville
T: +377 93 30 36 68
W: castelrocmonaco.com
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Mayabay
Cuisine: Thai and Japanese
24 Av. Princess Grace, Monaco
T: +377 97 70 74 67
W: mayabay-monaco.com/
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).
TripAdvisor Reviews

Mome - Monaco
Cuisine: French Modern
7, av. J.F. Kennedy, Monte Carlo
T: +377 99 92 11 93
W: lamomemontecarlo.com
Last tried: Never
The Monaco outpost of Mome. Yet to be tried.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Juan-Les-Pins

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
W: epi-beach.com
If you are looking for a beach and beach restaurant in Juan-Les-Pins I can recommend this one.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Saint-Paul-de-Vence

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
W: la-colombe-dor.com
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.

Villefranche-sur-mer

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: February 2023
W: la-corderie.com
Friends introduced us to this restaurant in October 2019. It is a delightful simple restaurant just by the port, vegan and vegetarian friendly.
TripAdvisor Reviews

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.
TripAdvisor Reviews

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!
TripAdvisor Reviews

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
Last tried: August 2017
Yet to try the newly refurbished Carlton Hotel, so we are unable to comment.

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.

Martinez
Martinez Hotel
Last tried: February 2022
This bar really has to up its game. Dreadful service, dirty tables.

Shops

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!

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.

Markets

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:

Naturalia
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.

Aperitiv
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

Bakery

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…….

Butcher

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.

Nicolas
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.

Other

Flowers

Happy
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.