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Day-by-Day Itinerary - Page 5

Like the other major Riviera towns, Cannes began as a wintering place and then became a summer resort.
  Cannes got its start as a Riviera town from an English ex-chancellor, Lord Brougham. In 1834, he "discovered" a quaint little fishing village of 4,000 souls, taking its name from the canes or cannes which grew in the marshes. Here he built his house and wintered for the following 34 years. It was not long before a swarm of British aristocrats had followed him, and to these were added the grand and wealthy of other nations.
  Titles and coronets and crowns abounded in the former fishing village and little by little the grand hotels were built to serve this kind of customer.

  Spread out between the Suquet Heights and La Croisette Point on the shore of La Napoule Bay, Cannes owes its popularity to the beauty of its setting, its mild climate and its magnificent festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival, held every May, the town's most spectacular and prestigious event.
  The Croisette is a splendid promenade of palm and plane trees that curves gently around the bay from Port Canto to the Palm Beach Casino.
  An incredible sight-filled walk of a mile and a half along the Promenade takes you from the Vieux Port (Old Port) at its western end past cafés, antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, and the grand "Palace" hotels to the quieter residential neighborhood.
  The rue d'Antibes, just outside the door of our hotel, is famous for its elegant boutiques. Just steps away is the Palais des Festivals, venue of the International Film Festival. On the sidewalk in front you will find handprints in concrete of movie stars who have taken part in the festival.

  For a fantastic view of Cannes, take the pretty rue St-Antoine near the Old Port and then climb the steps of the rue de la Boucherie to the summit of Le Suquet.
  The best view is from the tower in the Musée de la Castre. This museum presents not only fine arts, but also a unique collection of relics and and objects from around the world.
  From the Vieux Port next to the Palais, excursion boats take visitors on the 15-minute ride to Ile Ste-Marguerite, one of the Lérin Islands across the bay from Cannes. The most famous prisoner held in the fort there was immortalized in The Man in the Iron Mask.

Restaurants in Cannes' Vieux Port Area Serve Genuine Mediterranean Bouillabaise
©Photo by Michael Reed ~ Creative World Travel

  Garlic and olive oil are the staples of Provençal cuisine. Bouillabaisse is the classic fish soup, seasoned with saffron and herbs and garnished with aïoli, the garlic mayonaise that is another hallmark of the regional table.

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