There isn’t really much to say about Cannes. Another town famous for being famous, although much bigger than St Tropez and much busier, with a large number of big hotels, exhibition centres and plenty of very big super yachts. In St Tropez the original character remained, here it has been well and truly absorbed.
The old town is very small and compact and is set on a hill over looking the marina, the top of the hill being occupied by the church and the remains of the castle. The steep streets lead down to the port and are full of souvenir and craft shops and numerous restaurants.
Cannes proper then stretches out to the east of the old town along the sea front behind the Boulevard de la Croisette; here there are all the big name boutiques crammed between the hotels. One street back and the shops are far more down market and realistic in price, further into town and it is a busy, lively place.
Cannes lives up to the image I had of it and I am glad we visited, although I think 2 days is more than enough to see the place.
Tomorrow we are off again but as yet we don’t know where to. Nice is fully booked and can’t give us a mooring, Villefranche sur Mer has yet to answer and Beaulieu is closed till Monday morning, and we still don’t know if we can get into Monaco dharlings.