Cannes

The view from the 'Croisette' onto the private beach of the Carlton hotel

The view from the Croisette onto the private beach of the Carlton hotel

Every day, we go through a ritual we call "getting our steps in"; we started this when we retired in 2016, and it means that we need to walk at least 10,000 steps, as measured by our iPhones. When we are not in the United States, this signifies walking in town, and though we don't always follow the exact same route, we do have our habits. On this page, then, we invite you to join us on one of our most frequent walks: after crossing the Voie Rapide, we head to the Rue Meynadier, follow it to the Forville market, head back the way we came, then take the Rue d'Antibes, cross over to the Croisette, take the promenade all the way to the rose garden, then walk back on the Croisette, cross over to the Rue Hoche, follow that, and head back home (unless we choose to have lunch in town). This usually comes to roughly 11,000 steps and takes about an hour and a half, including an obligatory scenery-enjoying stop by the water near the rose garden.

We have been living in Cannes since 2013, yet the town is not very well presented on our site. There are however several pages of photos taken here: 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Le Suquet en fleurs, Tour de la Castre, Learning Photography All Over Again, and in the galleries, Cannes snapshots, and Cannes wide angle shots. There's plenty to explore, so feel free!

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Heading down the 'Rue Meynadier' ...the main street of the old Cannes.

Heading down the Rue Meynadier...

...the main street of the old Cannes.


A few minutes after 9 a.m., many shops are still closed The 'Rue Meynadier' leads to the 'Forville' market

A few minutes after 9 a.m., many shops are still closed

The Rue Meynadier leads to the Forville market


'Forville' is the best place to buy fruits and vegetables... ...but also mushrooms, cheeses, spices, and flowers.

Forville is the best place to buy fruits and vegetables...

...but also mushrooms, cheeses, spices, and flowers.


The 'Rue du marché Forville' circles around the entire market Back on the 'Rue Meynadier'...

The Rue du marché Forville circles around the entire market

Back on the Rue Meynadier...


...but heading in the direction we had come from a few minutes earlier. Looking down the 'Rue Maréchal Joffre' towards the 'Palais des Festivals'

...but heading in the direction we had come from a few minutes earlier.

Looking down the Rue Maréchal Joffre towards the Palais des Festivals


Heading towards the train station Looking down the 'Rue d'Antibes'...

Heading towards the train station

Looking down the Rue d'Antibes...


...the main street of the new Cannes. Since last June, we refer to this as "Michael's carousel"

...the main street of the new Cannes.

Since last June, we refer to this as "Michael's carousel"


Along the 'Croisette', people are enjoying the beach Feeding time for the giraffe; rail line

Along the Croisette, people are enjoying the beach

Feeding time for the giraffe


Heading east on the 'Croisette' The much enlarged beach on the east end of the 'Croisette'

Heading east on the Croisette

The much enlarged beach on the east end of the Croisette


The same beach viewed from the the other side A closer look

The same beach viewed from the the other side

A closer look


The view towards the Carlton and Martinez hotels The east end of the town beach

The view towards the Carlton and Martinez hotels

The east end of the town beach


The entrance to the 'Port Pierre Canto' at the east of the bay of Cannes The 'Pierre Canto' yacht harbor

The entrance to the Port Pierre Canto at the east of the bay of Cannes

The Pierre Canto yacht harbor


The 'Square du 8 Mai 1945' in the rose garden Walking through the artsy market back towards the sea front

The Square du 8 Mai 1945 in the rose garden

Walking through the artsy market back towards the sea front


Back at the beach Walking west on the 'Croisette'

Back at the beach

Walking west on the Croisette


Beach and promenade There's still space to spread out a towel

Beach and promenade

There's still space to spread out a towel


Enjoying the beach The town beach at the west end of the 'Croisette'

Enjoying the beach

The town beach at the west end of the Croisette


The 'Croisette' is also a road A last look at the 'Croisette' before heading back into town

The Croisette is also a road

A last look at the Croisette before heading back into town


Back on the 'Rue d'Antibes' Walking down the 'Rue Hoche'...

Back on the Rue d'Antibes

Walking down the Rue Hoche...


...which runs parallel to the 'Rue d'Antibes' A look at one of our favorite restaurants on the way home

...which runs parallel to the Rue d'Antibes

A look at one of our favorite restaurants on the way home


The photos on this page were taken on August 11, 2018.

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