Saturday, September 13

Cannes


So, the last little leg of our French adventure had to end with Cannes. The well known town where Mark Francis was reclining for basically all of the Summer and where they host a rather amazing film festival annually. It's know for its stardom, class and subtle French charm. A day trip was, of course, a necessity.






We took the rather dangerous bus fifteen minutes away from our villa and before we knew it, we were parked right in front of the harbour.



The harbour was full of small boats, blue boats, multicoloured boats, super sized boats or just little fishing boats. Understandably, some more 'window' shopping was a necessity. We picked out the names that we liked, the colours that we thought complimented the sapphire blue waters and the details which we thought gave each boat the 'je ne sais quoi'...






 Even though we had our towels in hand, we decided to give the chaotic local beach a miss in favour of some street hunting. Sometimes there is nothing better than just wandering down aged & timeless streets to see what you can stumble upon. So we wandered down the pier side in search of something other than bronzed skin...



I'm not going to lie, we didn't last long before there were grumbling stomachs and demands for some fresh coffee. (The whole of my family is caffeine heads, guilty as charged...) Le Pain Quotidian is located all across the world, we've been before in St Pancreas, New York, Washington DC and now France. Even though finding a little local coffee shop goes down a treat, the view of the busy street that Le Pain Quotidian offered was priceless. Who doesn't love people watching?!




 We ordered some enormous cappucinos, their organic bread baskets to smother with the range of spreads on the table, and their fruit and granola parfait.







The rhubarb & strawberry jam was pretty damn good but the two winners were without a doubt the Belgium white chocolate and the Speculoos favoured spreads. (I smothered them on together. The dream.)


 After filling up our stomachs with sugar smothered carbs, we drifted over to the famous film festival red carpet, which was choca blocked, before wandering up to the castle and down some more winding side streets.




Cannes is beautiful. We didn't exactly do anything too exciting... We just wandered, took it all in and ooohh-ed and ahhh-ed at the pretty, old buildings which must have seen a lifetime of memorable and famous events.
I thought it deserved a post, not only for it's class and easy going nature, but because it is a stunning travel spot that takes on the relaxing mantra of the Cote d'Azur.

A return trip is without a doubt on the cards.
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4 comments

  1. Ahh I'm so jealous, I've always wanted to go to Cannes! It's class and timelessness has always appealed to me, and I had planned to make a trip this summer but unfortunately that didn't end up happening. Next year for sure! xo

    Lucy-J Loves | UK Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

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  2. All I can say is that it looks so blue and summery! My holiday feels like ages ago and I'm craving a little sunshine.

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  3. It looks so blue and summery! My holiday feels like ages ago and I'm craving a little sun.

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  4. It's so lovely isn't it?! It just oozes glamour and excitement.

    Katie <3

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