Cannes, France

You probably know that Cannes is one of the best-known cities of the French Riviera, a busy tourist destination and host of the annual Cannes Film Festival. It’s also famous for luxury shops, restaurants, and hotels.

We had a day trip to Cannes when we were in Provence. Before I came here, I imagined a picture of Cannes. I don’t know if I expected too much… I was disappointed a little bit. It’s a bit drab when you’re walking along the streets; however, it’s very pretty when you’re off its shore and look from the ocean (this is a good excuse to be on a yatch :) And yes, we had a great time. Here are some pictures.
Look, it’s very crowded and its beach is narrow. From June to September is busy season.
We also took a ferry to visit St Marguerite island, about half a mile off shore from Cannes (this is a chance to see Cannes from the water). The island is famous for its fortress prison (the Fort Royal). You can see it from the right side of the picture below. Now, it’s the Musee de la Mer (Museum of the Sea) and features items recovered from ancient Roman (first century BC) and Saracen (10th century AD) ceramics from shipwrecks off the island. You also can view a number of former prison cells, including the one occupied by the legendary Man in the Iron Mask.This is the road to go up to the Museum of the Sea.

At the entrance (the gate) of the Museum.
Here are the ceramics.The shore of St Marguerite island.Cannes seen from St Marguerite island.The family picture was taken from St Marguerite island with Cannes in the background.Pictures of my girls playing tic tac toe when we had an ice-cream snack at one of the cafe bistros on the Boulevard de la Croisette along the waterfront.
Kid’s clothing from Crewcuts-Jcrew.
Thank you everyone for visiting and your comments! Wishing you all a wonderful day! Big hugs…Hanh :)
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14 thoughts on “Cannes, France

  1. nice to see your pics!
    i've never been, but some of your photos remind me of st thomas (i lived in the british virgin islands for a long time, and st thomas was right next door). i never cared for touristy, crowded st thomas, but i'm sure cannes must be better!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing! I much prefer Aix-en-Provence to Cannes or even Nice. The hype is just about the celeb's, I guess.
    And your girls are sooooo adorable. Oh, and I love your outfit!

  3. Your kids are so sweet. :)
    As a child I was obsessed with all things Louis XIV (back then I actually had a brain), and that included the man in the iron mask!

  4. I love following your blog.I'm especially enjoying your pics of Paris…You are totally inspiring me to explore the world…starting with Paris :) . Keep enjoying your beautiful life.

    P.S. I adore all your beautiful outfits…you have a great eye for putting incredible looks together.

  5. yes, i agree that the town in Cannes can be a bit drab. It doesn't have the amazing character that other French cities have, such as Lyon or of course Paris.

  6. I really enjoyed visiting Cannes on a few occasions and i do go there every few years or so. I also remember going to St Marguerite island and having some really lovely fish ( i have since been trying to find out the name of the fish LOL). Did you stay at the Martinez Hotel? I stayed there and had the most wonderful time :)

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  7. wow! Very lovely daughters you have! I also wanna like to go Cannes on next Holiday Vacation with my family. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  8. What lovely photos! Glad you had a great holiday. I have just been blogging about Cannes and our South of France holiday! A magical region :) City Girl x

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