Here it is – my final report of my trip to the Côté d’Azur last year. With this last post from Cannes, I think I’ve showed you pretty much all pictures I wanted to show, although it took me over a year to edit them and to put together blogposts. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, these little travel guides contain more pictures than actual tips about where it’s worth going. All three places – Monaco, Nice and Cannes – are in my opinion worth to go to, but of course it depends what you’re looking for. When me and my dad traveled there, we went there without a plan and without a list of places we wanted to see, so our time in the sunny south of France was pretty much just about strolling through narrow alleys and walking up on hills to get a breathtaking view over the sea.
When we decided to go to Cannes, it was just as spontaneous as the whole trip itself – but Cannes turned out to be a shopping trip in the end. We didn’t do shopping the entire day, in between we went to the port, where also the famous Cannes film festival annually takes place, we experienced beautiful landscapes from above and simply enjoyed life without having to stress too much about time.
HOW TO GET THERE
Tickets between Nice and Cannes were always really affordable and it was extremely easy to get to the train stations. When we wanted to go back to Nice, our train was delayed, but it wasn’t so bad as trains were regularly departing from Cannes. When you take the “normal” train, it takes about 45 Minutes before arriving in Cannes and it costs 5.30€ per person. When we went from Cannes back and our train was delayed, we bought a ticket for the next leaving train, which was a TGV. Going with a TGV, it only takes half an hour but costs 9.80€, which isn’t too bad either.
Always buy tickets in advance at the vending machine. And if you want to have some kind of time frame, how long to stay in Cannes: We departed from Nice 12:30 and came back around 20:30. We spend a relaxed day there and we felt not like we left something out.
Palm trees! No, just kidding. 😉 (But in fact, I love palm trees and you can see them everywhere in Cannes!) But I would recommend to walk around where the Cannes film festival takes place every year and then look out after stairways to climb up. The view from above is the best and even though you don’t know where you’re going to end up, just take every possibility to climb the hills. With that said, wear comfortable sneakers on your way up – people wearing sandals or – even worse – platforms – seemed not at all happy with their chosen pair of shoes as I remember.
WHERE TO SHOP
Rue d’Antibes is the ultimate shopping street! There you can find every shop you want, from small french shops to the bigger, “classic” clothing chains. As a matter of fact, I couldn’t find anything affordable at a beautiful little second hand shop, because the only things they sold were expensive bags and shoes. So I shopped instead at Sephora (lipstick and blush which I’m also wearing in the last outfit post) and at pull&bear (green jacket and a matching two-piece). And we treated ourselves with delicious Macarons at Ladurée. Surprisingly, some shops were opened until 7 or 8 pm as well, like Jules, were my dad also shopped some items for himself.
COMPILATION OF MY TRIP TO THE CÔTÉ D’AZUR
This was it! You can find my entire trip to the Côté d’Azur splitted up into different blogposts here:
Cannes | Cannes Outfit