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Cannes, suggestions for day trips(Monte Carlo?) and restaurants

Cannes, suggestions for day trips(Monte Carlo?) and restaurants

May 17th, 2002, 12:02 PM
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Cannes, suggestions for day trips(Monte Carlo?) and restaurants

Would like to get first hand suggestions on places to eat in Cannes. I will be traveling there on May 29th and May 30. On one of these nights we are looking to celebrate my birthday (husband and two teenage daughters). Wondering if anyone knows of a great place to go (great view and ambiance) not just expensive?
May 17th, 2002, 03:40 PM
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Consider the rooftop dining at the Grand Hotel Monte Carlo (or something like that) - - just 50 yards "downhill" from "the Casino" - - right in that S-curve there.

Best wishes,

May 17th, 2002, 04:36 PM
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topping as I need the same info
May 17th, 2002, 08:01 PM
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We based ourselves in Cannes a few years ago, and had dinner in St. Paul De Vence (close by) at La Colombe d'Or. The outdoor dining was beautiful, and the food was great. In addition, there's all this artwork (Picasso, Miro, Calder, etc.) that the teens (and you) will love. Check out the big apple!
May 18th, 2002, 07:33 AM
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Monte Carlo is a decent day trip, not too far; you could stop in on Eze-village to see the medieval town (don't take the route to Eze-sur-mer).

Nice is OK but the traffic is a killer and the town is similar to Cannes only bigger. Unless you have a specific thing you want to see, I would skip it.

A drive into Provence is nice and there are some good wineries to be visited. We started at Les Arcs where we visited "La maison des vins", where you can sample wines from several producers in the area, free. They also have a vinothèque from which you can purchase hundreds of wines at domaine prices. We visited several wineries; our favourites were Château Roubine and Chapelle Ste-Roseline near Les Arcs itself.

I can't comment on restaurants as we generally eat in little out-of-the-way establishments whose names we can't remember and offer a reasonable Menu du jour. There are many restaurants on La Croisette and tucked into the sidestreets.

Have fun!
May 18th, 2002, 01:59 PM
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We were there a few weeks ago and took a short boat ride to Sainte Margarite island. Had a lovely picnic on the beach and walked along the fort --great views. It's a rather wild place, mainly a nature preserve, but does have two restaurants with great sea views. Saint Honorat island, a bit further out , is supposed to be nice, too. Boats leave for both from the Cannes marina.
May 19th, 2002, 02:46 AM
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Thank you all for the great input. We have alot to choose from.

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