Villa Garbo Hotel in Cannes, France

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Updated: December 20, 2019

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Review of Villa Garbo Hotel in Cannes, France.

Villa Garbo – Exclusive hotel residence that oozes luxury and style.

Behind Villa Garbo’s secure gate, you step into a place of calm, sophistication, and serious luxury. This Belle Époque mansion from 1884 houses just twelve apartments, so it could hardly be more exclusive or the service more attentive and personal. Owners Christine and Guy Welter bring years of experience in the hotel industry and a welcoming spirit to the villa. The interior, which they had fully reconstructed by the sought-after designer Christophe Tollemer, is an appealing mix of classic furniture forms by Mis en Demeure, luxurious materials, and bright modern splashes of color. All apartments are spacious, with fully-equipped kitchens, granite bathrooms, and a BOSE home cinema system, so you get the service of a hotel and the flexibility of an apartment. Many have a sofa bed or an additional bedroom, making the hotel family-friendly. To round off the indulgence, there is a spa with steam and treatment rooms, a gym, and a lovely private terrace where guests can enjoy free apéritifs each evening.

Villa Garbo – Location

  • Address: 64 Boulevard d’Alsace, 06400 Cannes, France.
  • Area: Excellent location in a palm-shaded garden just off the busy Boulevard d’Alsace. The immediate area is pretty and residential, with plenty of good restaurants nearby. The train station is a 12-minute walk (0.6 mile). Excellent shopping on Rue d’Antibes is 2 minutes (0.1 mile) away and the famous designer boutiques and beachfront hotels of Boulevard de la Croisette are 5 minutes (0.2 mile) away. Everything is within walking distance.
  • How To Get There: If arriving by train, Cannes train station is a straightforward 12-minute walk (0.6 mile) from the hotel. From Nice-Côte d’Azur airport, take the train from the nearby Nice-Saint Augustin station; it’s cheap and takes only 36 minutes. There is also Express Bus 210, which goes to the Cannes train station as well; returns are €33. If flying into Cannes-Mandelieu airport, there are cheap local buses, the A and the 1, which will take you to Cannes train station in under 30 minutes.
  • Handy To: La Croisette, shopping on Rue d’Antibes, the beach.

Villa Garbo – The Basics

  • Ages: Guests are an international mix of couples, families, and professionals heading to a trade conference, usually aged 35+. Children are welcome, as all rooms apart from the Prestige can accommodate more than 2 people, and cots or extra beds are available on request. However, there are no specific amenities on offer for children.
  • Beach: Hotel guests have access to a private beach area on La Croisette, for a charge. This is free if you stay 2 nights or more and book the special offer on the hotel website.
  • View: Rooms at the front enjoy a view of the lush garden and down to the sea.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools or jacuzzis.
  • Laundry: Laundry, dry cleaning, and ironing services are available (additional charge).
  • Parking: There is a parking garage onsite costing €25 per night. Reservation is required.
  • Extras: Concierge service. Airport shuttle (for an additional charge). Fitted kitchen, fridge with drinks (for a charge), espresso machine, and BOSE home cinema in the room. Free toiletries created by Pierre Bourdon for Authentic Hotels, bathrobes and slippers in the bathroom. Complimentary welcome drink and drinks each evening in the lounge bar. Sunny terrace for relaxing. Access to a private beach area on La Croisette (usually for a charge).
  • When To Book: Book 3 to 4 months ahead for the high summer season. Consider avoiding the film festival in May as accommodation gets booked up far in advance.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +33 4 9346 6600
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: villagarbo-cannes.com

Villa Garbo – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: Spa with a treatment room offering beauty treatments and massages, a steam room, and adjoining shower.
  • Fitness Center: Small, with a selection of exercise machines, next to the spa. Open 24/7.
  • Laundry: Guests have access to a washing machine and dryer in a common laundry room.
  • For Disabled Guests: 1 suite is specially adapted to be fully wheelchair-accessible, with a wet room. There is step-free access to the hotel from the street and elevators to all rooms. Do speak to the hotel about your needs in advance.
  • For Families: Children up to 12 stay for free, with cots and additional beds provided on request; children aged 13-16 stay for €50. The Suites Deluxe can sleep 2 adults and 2 children up to 12; the Duplex can sleep 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children; the Penthouse can sleep up to 4 adults.
  • Activities: The owners and staff are more than happy to advise on and help organize restaurant reservations and other activities for you in the area.

Villa Garbo – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: The hotel does not serve lunch or dinner but there are numerous dining options an easy stroll away.
  • Lounge/Bar: The lounge bar by the entrance to the hotel is striking, in shades of grey and bright green, and decorated with contemporary artwork. It is exclusive to hotel guests and serves complimentary drinks daily, 6-8 pm, making it a nice place to socialize.
  • Breakfast: The excellent breakfast buffet is always included in the room rate, unusually. Served 8-11 am daily in the breakfast room, in the rooms, or on the terrace in summer. As well as yogurt, fresh fruit juice, and organic cereals, there are homemade cakes and jams.
  • Room Service: Breakfast can be taken in the room at any time, and there is a menu for ordering room service, including a selection of dishes from the nearby l’Antidote restaurant.

Villa Garbo – Rooms

  • Room Types: Prestige • Suite Deluxe • Duplex • Penthouse
  • Smoking Rooms: The Villa Garbo is 100% smoke-free.
  • Best Room: All the suites are pretty special. However, the Penthouse is a very spacious 75m², with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining area, and fitted kitchen, topped off by a 25m² roof terrace with panoramic views of Cannes.
  • For Families: Each Suite Deluxe can sleep 2 adults and 2 children up to 12, with a king bed/2 twin beds and a double sofa bed in a separate lounge. The Duplex and Penthouse both have 2 separate bedrooms and bathrooms; the Duplex can sleep 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, and the Penthouse can sleep up to 4 adults.

Villa Garbo – Local Transport

  • Walking: The most popular spots in Cannes are all within easy walking distance. Shopping on Rue d’Antibes is 2 minutes (0.1 mile) away, La Croisette and the beach are 5 minutes (0.2 mile) away, and the Palais des Festival about 15 minutes (0.7 mile) away. The train station is 12 minutes’ walk (0.6 mile).
  • Subway and Bus: Local buses by Palmbus serve the town from a station by Le Vieux Port (1 mile, 20-minute walk). The 21 bus stops just outside the hotel on its way to the train station and then west to the Hôtel de Ville; in the other direction, it will take you close to the eastern end of La Croisette and its beaches. The A and 1 buses are an excellent option for getting from Cannes-Mandelieu airport to the train station and back. Lignes d’Azur buses go from the train station further afield, e.g. to Nice, Nice-Côte d’Azur airport, and Grasse.
  • Taxis, Uber, Lyft: Taxis from Nice-Côte d’Azur airport take around 30 minutes (16 miles) and cost around €80. Ubers are a bit cheaper, starting at around €50-60. For the short ride from the hotel to the Palais des Festivals, both taxis and Ubers are around €8, but you will probably prefer to walk in the town center.

Villa Garbo – What’s Nearby?

Recommended Nearby Tours

  • Food tour with La Serviette Blanche – This award-winning company now offers a 2.5-hour walking tour for foodies called Flavors of the Côte d’Azur. It is led by Chef Eliane and takes in around 10 different stops to taste food that represents Southern France and the Mediterranean, all of which are included in the €85 price. The meeting point is in front of the Tourist Office, next to the Palais des Festivals, a 15-minute walk (0.7 mile). La Serviette Blanche also runs cooking classes and dinners at a chef’s table.

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • L’Antidote – Chef Christophe Ferré’s place is laid-back and welcoming, located in a townhouse with a lovely sunny terrace. Expect modern, seasonal Mediterranean cuisine. The menu is excellent value too – lunch starts at €18 for 3 courses and dinner at €31. 1-minute walk (50m).
  • La Brouette de Grand Mère – A cozy, red-walled bistro where traditional Southern French food is the star. There’s only one generous menu – for €49, you get a welcome drink, starters to share, then salmon and a vodka shot, a choice of 6 main dishes, and finally, a choice of dessert, all accompanied by half a bottle of wine per person. There is a separate kids’ menu for €19. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • La Palme d’Or – At the Hotel Martinez, diners look out from a lovely balcony onto La Croisette as they enjoy Cannes’ fanciest table – the only one to hold 2 Michelin stars. Chef Christian Sinicropi’s food is refined and based on Provençal flavours. Book well ahead. 5-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • L’Affable – Behind a curtained door, this contemporary French restaurant is elegant and ever-buzzing. The menu is seasonal and features highlights like tempura king prawns and the signature Grand Marnier soufflé. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • Le Park 45 – Le Grand Hotel’s high-end gastronomic restaurant. The location is just lovely – an elegant dining room and terrace overlook gardens that slope down to La Croisette. The menu by chef Hervé Busson promises surprises in fine dining. The dinner set menus start at €65; the summer-only lunch menu is good value at around €30 for 2 courses. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Bobo Bistro – Very cool place serving delicious European cuisine using local, organic produce. The décor is arty, the crowd ‘bourgeois bohemian’ (as the name suggests), and the atmosphere, buzzing. 9-minute walk (0.5 mile).
  • Mimì – This fine Italian restaurant brings a real taste of Puglia to the French Riviera, importing most of the ingredients for its fresh, seasonal menu from the region. Think delights like homemade gnocchi with stracciatella cheese and Risotto with burrata, capers, lemon juice, and prawn carpaccio. Romantic ambience. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).
  • Le Grain de Sel – Seek out cosmopolitan flavors at this elegant bistro on pedestrianized Rue Hoche. The Asian-influenced menu features such delights as octopus with coriander and beef tataki alongside fresh gnocchi with truffles. There is also a kids’ menu for €11. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).
  • Da Laura – The place to go for unpretentious, authentic Italian food. Think fresh pasta, bold flavors, and local specialties from Piedmont, such as risotto with truffles. Locals love it, so be prepared to wait for a table. 12-minute walk (0.6 mile).
  • BFire by Mauro Colagreco – The private beach of Hotel Barrière Le Majestic now boasts this restaurant from a twice-Michelin-starred chef. The menu showcases wood-fired dishes inspired by his Argentine roots – hence the name – and changes seasonally. Very chic, with prices to match. 12-minute walk (0.6 mile).
  • Le Roof – Chic cosmopolitan bistro, wonderfully located on the 5th floor of the Five Seas Hotel. Enjoy the panoramic views as you dig into a healthy ‘roofbowl’ at lunch (€29 for 2 courses). Alternatively, enjoy the ‘sharing cuisine’ at dinner, inspired by the chef’s travels. 13-minute walk (0.6 mile).

Best Nearby Bars and Breweries

  • Au Pot de Vin – Pull up a stool at the long bar in this former garage and enjoy almost 1,000 wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, and beyond, some available by the glass. The food menu features Provençal cheese platters, delicious ham, and more substantial plates. 5-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • La Chunga – A Cannes institution, next door to the Martinez Hotel. At this restaurant/piano bar, the drinks keep flowing and the DJs and live music keep the crowd dancing till 5 am. 5-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • JW Grill – Designer-chic lounge bar in the Marriott hotel on La Croisette. Go for a special occasion or just to indulge, and sit on the terrace looking out to sea with a glass of wine for that glamorous Cannes experience. 7-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Le Tube – This bar in a former garage is cool and laid-back, a contrast to the glitzy hotel bars that dominate the town. It houses temporary art exhibitions and offers a food menu as well which is big on carefully sourced organic beef. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • La Môme – This ever-popular restaurant has opened a new cocktail and raw bar. The décor is strikingly Art Deco, the cocktails, fantastic, and the crowd, young and fashionable. The food options are tempting too, from ceviche with popcorn to appealing desserts. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Armani Caffè – Suitably stylish café bar among the boutiques on La Croisette and a fabulous place for people-watching. Enjoy light Italian bites along with a drink on their pretty terrace. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Le Cercle – Le Grand Hotel’s chic wine bar is one of the oldest in Cannes. The atmosphere is quiet and warm, with music from a resident pianist. The views of the hotel gardens and La Croisette are gorgeous and the drink selection is extensive. A signature cocktail is around €20; ask the head barman for a Bellini, which is a secret recipe of his. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • L’Épicurieux – Wine bar and restaurant in a central location near Rue d’Antibes. A great place to sample local French wine especially, with knowledgeable and friendly staff. 11-minute walk (0.6 mile).
  • Le Roof Bar – Spilling out onto the roof of the Five Seas Hotel itself, this bar is the place for cocktails and street food with friends. A bit less exclusive than other hotel bars, it also offers Afterwork or happy hours and nightly DJ sets from 7 pm (except Sunday). 13-minute walk (0.6 mile).

Best Nearby Cafes

  • Itineraire Café – Small, friendly, and very serious about coffee. Itineraire roast their beans themselves and will help you choose a coffee from the extensive menu. Tea drinkers also get a choice, with 85 kinds of tea, and you can then buy the product to take home with you. The breakfast on offer is pretty great too. 11-minute walk (0.6 mile).
  • Boulangerie Jean-Luc Pelé – A bakery/café from Cannois chocolatier and pâtissier Pelé; his chocolate shop on Rue Meynadier is also well worth a visit. This is a fantastic venue for a light lunch or for afternoon coffee and cake. The pastries and desserts are made with sustainable French flour and taste incredible. 12-minute walk (0.6 mile).

Nearby Shopping & Cool Shops

  • Rue d’Antibes – Second only to La Croisette as a shopping destination, elegant Rue d’Antibes mingles designer boutiques with more accessible fashion. It’s also home to Ladurée, famous for its macarons, and l’Occitane, a cosmetics chain that was born in Provence. 2-minute walk (0.1 mile).
  • Boulevard de la Croisette – Iconic La Croisette is home to the most high-end designer fashion in Cannes, and plenty of it. You can stroll from end-to-end of the long beachfront boulevard, taking in famous names from Chanel to Valentino. Check out less familiar boutiques such as Paule Ka for dresses and Le Shop 17 for designer jeans. 5-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • Déclic Dépôt – Every town needs a great thrift store. This one is very Cannes, specializing in designer clothes and accessories for women from recent seasons. You can now choose to pick up a Prada or Armani bargain via its online shop, Bingo Fashion. 7-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • JP Paci – Artisan chocolatier who turns his raw material into quirky and delightful forms – Camembert, sardines, handbags, you name it. It’s all delicious and makes for great presents. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).
  • Fromagerie Ceneri – The master cheesemonger/ripener in Cannes. It’s on Rue Meynadier, which though touristy, is a great place for food shopping and is very much a favorite with locals. Try one of their excellent goats’ cheeses from Provence or ask the friendly staff to recommend something from their huge selection. 17-minute walk (0.8 mile).

Nearby Attractions

  • Boulevard de la Croisette – Glittering La Croisette is the heart of Cannes. A long promenade, lined by beaches on one side and fashion houses and grand palace hotels on the other, it is a must-see. Even if the boutiques and hotels are out of your price range, the people-watching is fab and strolling along it at night, when the palm trees sparkle with tiny lights, is pretty magical. 5-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • InterContinental Carlton Hotel – The epicenter of glamour in Cannes, this hotel is legendary. It has featured in acclaimed films like To Catch a Thief. If you’re a celebrity, you’re probably staying at the Carlton. Mere mortals should stop by to enjoy the grand Belle Époque architecture, private beach, and possibility of spotting a star. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • La Malmaison – Once part of the old Grand Hotel, this elegant and intimate venue on La Croisette is now a center of contemporary art. There are two exhibitions a year focusing on internationally known modern artists, including those like Picasso and Matisse who were inspired by the Côte d’Azur. 7-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Galerie Hurtebize – Cannes has lots of modern art galleries catering both to collectors and the curious. Galerie Hurtebize welcomes guests warmly and boasts big name artists including Chagall and Renoir, as well as more contemporary works of sculpture, painting, and graphic art. 11-minute walk (0.6 mile).
  • Palais des Festivals et des Congrès – A huge modern concrete and glass structure, the Palais des Festivals is in fact a venue for conferences which keep the town and its hotels busy for half the year. But each May, it becomes the center of the Cannes film festival. Visitors flock to take photos on the red-carpeted steps to the entrance and check out the handprints of film legends (find the start in front of the Tourist Office). The Tourist Office also organizes guided tours of the interior. 15-minute walk (0.7 mile).
  • Le Vieux Port – In the heart of Cannes, this is a lovely space to walk and admire the yachts of the super rich as well as views of the Palais des Festivals on one side and the hillside neighborhood of Le Suquet on the other. It also hosts regattas and part of the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. 17-minute walk (0.9 mile).
  • Le Suquet – Before the British and Russian visitors arrived in the 19th century, Cannes was really just the fishing village of Le Suquet. Now it remains a picturesque web of narrow streets winding uphill from Le Vieux Port, a world away from the rest of the town. Discover the great restaurants on Rue St Antoine or continue up to the castle at the top for great views over the town and the sea. In July, you can enjoy open air concerts up there as part of the Nuits Musicales du Suquet. 22-minute walk (1 mile).
  • Beaches – Golden sand stretches all along La Croisette, though most of it is divided into pricey hotel beaches. Villa Garbo has a partnership with one of these, which you can access for a fee (see Beach above). Alternatively, go for municipal Plage Macé (0.5 mile, 10-minute walk), where prices for lockers and sun loungers are kept low, and there’s a free area if you prefer to just lay down a towel. It also hosts the free Cinéma de la Plage during the Cannes Film Festival in May. Quiet Palm Beach on the Pointe Croisette and Plage du Midi west of the port are further away, but also excellent free options.

Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores

  • Casino – Large branch of the popular French supermarket. Good selection of groceries and essentials. Open till midnight daily. 4-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • Marché Gambetta – A great covered market, smaller than Forville, but with a nice variety of stalls. Drop in to grab fresh fruit, cheese, or ready-made food for a picnic or check out the clothes, records, and art on offer. Open every morning except Mondays. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Marché Forville – A Cannes food institution, this is its biggest market and the place to go for all your gourmet needs since 1934 – browse local fresh vegetables, fish, local delicacies like socca (chickpea pancake), and stalls specializing in olives or mushrooms. On Mondays, the food is replaced by an all-day flea market. 20-minute walk (1 mile).

Villa Garbo – The Hotel

The hotel has a stunning exterior with gardens and a terrace.

Villa Garbo has a stunning Belle Époque façade and stands in pretty gardens behind a secure gate. Outside the main entrance is a pleasant terrace.

Complimentary cocktails are served in the lounge bar every evening.

The lounge bar greets guests just inside the entrance and serves complimentary drinks each evening. It is designer chic, with comfortable, graceful furniture and eye-catching art. The elevator can be seen to the right of the fireplace.

The breakfast room is next to the lounge bar.

The elegant breakfast room is left of the lounge bar. A gourmet breakfast is included in the room rates and features homemade cakes and jams.

All rooms have lounge areas.

The rooms are rightly called apartments. All have lounge areas which are separate from the bedrooms, except for the Prestige rooms.

The Penthouse also has a dining area.

The Penthouse also has a dining room area in addition to the lounge.

All apartments feature full kitchens.

The Penthouse kitchen. All apartments have fitted kitchens with Nespresso machines.

The Penthouse's first bedroom has an ensuite bathroom.

Bedroom 1 in the Penthouse has a king bed, generous closet space, and its own adjoining bathroom. The beds in the Penthouse can also be twinned.

The bathroom features a bathtub with shower.

Bathroom 1 in the Penthouse features a grey granite counter, bathtub with a shower, and free toiletries specially made for Authentic Hotels.

Bedroom 2 also has an ensuite bathroom.

Bedroom 2 in the Penthouse has the same striking grey/fuschia color scheme. It also features a desk and an ensuite bathroom.

This bathroom has a shower cubicle.

The bathrooms are consistent in style, but the ensuite is fitted with a shower cubicle.

Suite Deluxe has a lounge, dining area, and kitchen.

A Suite Deluxe comes with a bedroom, separate lounge with a double sofa bed, and a kitchen and dining area. The king bed in the bedroom can also be twinned.

The small gym is in the basement.

The small gym forms part of the basement spa area.

There is a shower next to the gym.

Guests have access to a shower conveniently placed next to the gym and the steam room.

The steam room is made out of stone.

The steam room is a stylish stone room in the spa area.

The treatment room is very relaxing.

The relaxing treatment room, where guests can enjoy massages and beauty treatments.

L’Antidote serves modern and inventive Mediterranean cuisine.

Go right out of the hotel gate onto Boulevard d’Alsace to find modern, inventive Mediterranean cuisine at L’Antidote, less than 1 minute away.

Au Pot de Vin offers a great selection of wines.

Au Pot de Vin is a great wine bar 5 minutes away, where you can sample almost 1,000 wines and tasty food choices. Continue north on Boulevard d’Alsace, cross over and go right on Boulevard de Lorraine, and take the first left on Rue due Commandant Vidal.

La Brouette de Grand Mère is a cozy, traditional bistro.

1 minute away is La Brouette de Grand Mère, a cozy, traditional Provençal bistro. Go south down Rue due Commandant Vidal, turn left on Rue d’Alger, and find it on the corner of Rue d’Oran.

La Palme d’Or offers high-end dining.

8 minutes away is Cannes’ most high-end dining, at La Palme d’Or on the first floor of the Hotel Martinez. Head south on Rue d’Oran, left onto Rue d’Antibes, right on Rue du Canada and finally left when you reach Boulevard de la Croisette.

Mimì offers great Italian flavors.

Mimì is more about fine Italian flavors than super-chic dining. Find it 5 minutes further southeast on La Croisette.

La Croisette offers a long promenade with ample shopping.

La Croisette itself is an iconic boulevard, lined with couture and grand palace hotels. On the other side of the palm trees is a long promenade where the Cannois love to stroll, and of course, the beach.

The grand InterContinental Carlton Hotel is nearby.

Turn and go west along La Croisette for 4 minutes to admire the exceedingly grand InterContinental Carlton Hotel, host to countless stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and the whole production of To Catch a Thief.

JW Grill at the Marriott offers a champagne bar with sea views.

JW Grill at the Marriott is one of the chicest bars in Cannes, with a champagne bar on its terrace looking out to sea. Head 2 minutes further west along La Croisette.

Armani Caffè is very stylish.

Armani Caffè is of course another stylish venue for a drink. Just 2 minutes west on the boulevard.

Bobo Bistro serves good organic European food.

Turn north up Rue du Commandant André for arty Bobo Bistro, which serves delicious organic European food to a very cool crowd. 2 minutes away.

La Môme and Le Tube bars are very trendy.

2 minutes north is La Môme, another deeply cool restaurant with a new cocktail and raw bar. A few steps away is Le Tube, a bar whose vibe is more arty and relaxed.

Rue d'Antibes has several stylish boutiques.

1 minute further north on Rue du Commandant André is Rue d’Antibes, always busy and full of stylish boutiques.

L’Épicurieux serves good French wine.

Friendly L’Épicurieux is a great bar to sample local French wine, just 4 minutes away. Go west on Rue d’Antibes then turn right on Rue des Frères Casanova.

Da Laura serves authentic Italian food.

Da Laura is a local favorite for its authentic Italian food, just around the corner. Go north on Rue des Frères Casanova, then turn left on Rue Hoche.

The train station offers connections across Italy.

Turn right on Rue du 24 Août and you’ll find the shining white train station 1 minute away. Trains and Lignes d’Azur buses from here will take you around the Côte d’Azur region and even into Italy.

Boulangerie Jean Luc Pelé serves excellent pastries.

Boulangerie Jean Luc Pelé is a tremendous bakery/café serving light lunches, coffee and divine pastries. Walk 2 minutes back south on Rue du 24 Août.

The chic Le Roof Restaurant and Bar offer panoramic views.

Le Roof Restaurant and Bar in the Five Seas Hotel are a chic cosmopolitan bistro and a happening bar, both with panoramic views. Find them 2 minutes away; head south across Rue d’Antibes, down Rue des Belges, then go left on Rue Notre Dame.

Palais de Festivals is close by.

2 minutes away you’ll spot the massive Palais des Festivals, seen here from the beach. You can take photos on the red steps and imagine being part of the Cannes Film Festival. Go west on Rue Notre Dame, then turn left on Rue Buttura and cross La Croisette.

Le Vieux Port is close to Le Suquet.

Walk for 2 minutes west around the Palais des Festivals to find Le Vieux Port, where the rich park their yachts. The hilltop old town, Le Suquet, is in the background.

Fromagerie Ceneri sells the best cheeses.

Turn north and walk for 5 minutes to find the best cheeses in town at Fromagerie Ceneri. Cross La Croisette, continue on Rue du Maréchal Joffre, then go left on pedestrianized Rue Meynadier.

Marché Forville is Cannes' best food market.

3 minutes west is Marché Forville, the best food market in Cannes and a wonderful place to find local produce of all kinds. Continue down Rue Meynadier then take a right on Rue des Halles.

Le Suquet is a picturesque old town.

Le Suquet, the picturesque old town, is very close by. Here it is viewed from Le Vieux Port. Explore the streets winding up the hill starting at Rue Saint-Antoine, 1 minute away. Go back south to Rue Meynadier and turn right.

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