Cannes

Apartment 2
15 rue Notre Dame
Cannes
06400
France

Tel +44 (0)7770 677506

www.cannes-rental.eu

Last updated: 19 October 2019 12:32 GMT

For all enquiries you can contact us at anytime on +44 (0)7770 677506

Welcome to Cannes

We, Michael and Karen Broom Smith, would like to welcome you to our apartment at 15 rue Notre Dame and hope that you will enjoy your stay, whether it is for business or pleasure.

Below and on the following pages is some information that we hope you will find useful. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any further questions or need help with anything. Our contact details are:

Email: michael@broomsmith.com

Telephone: Tel +44 (0)7770 677506(UK).

INDEX

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Air Conditioner

Audio Visual System

Dishwasher

Electricity

Feedback

Food Shopping

Further Information

Gas

Heating

Hob

Internet

Iron and Ironing Board

Nespresso Machine

Radiators

Restaurants

Rubbish

Security

Smoking

Sonos System

Useful Telephone Numbers

Water


IMPORTANT

OLIVE WOOD

PLEASE WASH THE OLIVE WOOD SALAD BOWL AND IMPLEMENTS BY HAND. DO NOT PLACE IN THE DISHWASHER.

iMac

PLEASE DO NOT TURN OFF THE APPLE IMAC COMPUTER IN THE KITCHEN. THANK YOU.
IF THE IMAC IS OFF, THE POWER BUTTON IS ON THE REAR RIGHT AS YOU LOOK AT THE BACK OF THE COMPUTER.

APPLE TV

PLEASE DO NOT LOG OUT OF THE APPLE ACCOUNT. IF YOU DO THIS WILL PREVENT OTHER CLIENTS VIEWING FILMS AND NETFLIX ON THE ACCOUNT.

TO VIEW MOVIES FROM YOUR OWN APPLE ACCOUNT PLEASE USE AIRPLAY ON YOUR IPAD OR IPHONE. THANK YOU.

SAND AND OIL

IF POSSIBLE PLEASE STORE SANDY SHOES AND BAGS IN THE CUPBOARD TO THE LEFT OF THE FRONT DOOR TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF SAND TAKEN INTO THE APARTMENT.

IF AT ALL POSSIBLE PLEASE APPLY SUN CREAM/OIL IN THE BATHROOM OR SHOWER ROOM. THANK YOU.

RUBBISH

PLEASE REMOVE ALL RUBBISH INCLUDING NESPRESSO CAPSULES FROM THE APARTMENT AT THE END OF YOUR STAY.


Air Conditioner
The controller for the central air conditioning system is in the sitting room, above the main light switch. Press the “RUN/STOP” button to start / stop. The temperature in the sitting room is adjusted using the two “TEMP” buttons on this panel.

Leave the mode on COOL and set the temperature between 19°C and 22°C

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE AIR CONDITIONER TO HEAT THE APARTMENT. SEE HEATING BELOW.

Electricity
If the electricity goes off, check the main trip switch to the right-hand side of the apartment door. If this is in the “on” position, check the individual fuses in the fuse box under the hallway table.

If the electricity goes off in the common parts of the building the main trip switch is to the right of the front door to apartment 1.

In any event please contact Michael.

Hair Dryer
You can find a hair dryer in the drawer in the bathroom.

Heated Towel Rails
The bathroom and the shower room have heated towel rails. These have been fitted because even in the high summer towels remain damp. These are on a timer to come on from 06:00 to 10:00 and 18:00 to 22:00. We suggest that, particularly in the summer, you keep the doors to the bathroom and shower room closed. The radiators can get very hot so please be careful.

Gas
If you smell gas, turn off the main isolating valve which is in the box outside the apartment door, to the right-hand side as you are facing the door. Then call Michael.

Heating
To turn on the central heating (radiators), go to the boiler in the kitchen, which is to the right of the cupboard above the hob. To operate the heating simply press the button with the little radiator symbol below it to turn it on and press again to turn it off. The boiler will immediately fire up. Generally, you will find that 30 to 60 minutes is sufficient to heat the apartment for the evening. Please do not leave the heating on when you leave the apartment or overnight.

Hob
The electric hob is induction and is very straight forward. Touch the on/off button for about a second and then use the + and – buttons for the desired ring to raise or lower the temperature. The full instructions can be found in the full manual here. Please use the extractor fan when using the hob. This is activated by pulling the extractor unit towards you.

Dish-Washer
To operate the dishwasher, fill the holder with powder. Press the on switch, press the 45° button, press the START button. Then close the door. The unit is very quiet but a red light shining on the floor indicates that the unit is on. When the red light goes off the dishwasher cycle has finished.

Combination Oven/Microwave-Oven:
To operate the oven push the left-hand button and select the desired operation:

We suggest that you use one of three settings; Micro-ondes, Chal tournante or Grill.

Microwave: To use the microwave select Micro-ondes, push the right-hand knob, press OK and then turn the right-hand knob clockwise to the desired number of minutes.

Fan - Oven: To use the oven select Chal. tournante, push the right-hand knob, and with the right-hand knob select the desired temperature.

Grill: To use the grill select Gril to use the grill. You will need to close the door. The right-hand knob is not used when using the grill.


Nespresso
The apartment is equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine, and you will find 10 x standard espresso capsules (black) and 10 x decaffeinated espresso capsules (red) in the bowl next to the machine. Should you need any additional capsules these can be purchased from the Nespresso shop on the rue des Belges in the Majestic Hotel building.

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ANY OTHER BRAND OF CAPSULES EXCEPT NESPRESSO IN THE MACHINE BECAUSE THEY CAN BECOME STUCK IN THE MACHINE.

Internet
The apartment is equipped with wi-fi broadband internet connection (19 mbit/s download/3.5 mbit/s upload) with unlimited free access, so feel free to use your own laptop. However, please bear in mind security considerations and that we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused through use of the wi-fi broadband.

SSID: PurpleSki

Password: THIS IS SHOWN ON THE CARD IN THE right-hand SITTING ROOM ALCOVE.

Please under no circumstances switch off, unplug or hard reset the router. If you do reset the router this will result in a €250 deduction from you damage deposit. If you are having any problems with the internet connection, please call Michael in the first instance on +44 (0)7770 677506.

Please remember that if you have any problems with the internet the most likely cause is an external problem with Orange Telecom, the ISP, and are likely to resolve themselves after a short while.

Iron and Ironing Board

The iron can be found in the cupboard under the window in the kitchen. The ironing board is in the right most upright cupboard in the kitchen.

Audio Visual System

PLEASE DO NOT UNPLUG REMOVE OR CHANGE THE LOCATION OF ANY OF THE PLUGS, LEADS OR CABLES THAT MAKE UP THE SYSTEM. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE ANY OF THE SETTINGS ON THE TELEVISION.

PLEASE DO NOT TURN OFF THE TELEVISION. ONLY PLACE THE TELEVISION IN STANDBY USING THE REMOTE CONTROL.

PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH OR CLEAN THE SCREEN.

UK free to air satellite channels are available on the television in the sitting room. For a list of these channels go to: www.sdsdigital.co.uk/channel-list.html

No French or other channels are available I am afraid.

PLEASE REDUCE THE SOUND TO A MINIMUM LEVEL BEFORE SWITCHING BETWEEN SOURCES.

To watch something on the television:
Turn on the television and then turn on the Denon AVR by either pressing the power button or the desired source:

The various sources are assigned as follows:

Remember to point the Denon remote at the AV receiver in the right-hand alcove, not at the television.

The sound for all the system components (Internet TV, DVD player, Apple TV, Media Player, Tuner and Internet Radio) is via the AV Receiver and is played back over the speakers.

PLEASE LEAVE THE VOLUME ON THE TELEVISION AT ZERO.

All video images are sent to the HDMI 1 input on the television. What is displayed on the television is controlled by the Denon AV Receiver.

PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THE SOURCE ON THE TELEVISION. THE ONLY BUTTON THAT NEEDS TO BE USED ON THE SAMSUNG REMOTE IS THE POWER BUTTON.

REMEMBER THAT TO SWITCH CHANNELS AND CHANGE THE VOLUME ON THE AVR, YOU NEED TO POINT THE REMOTE CONTROLS AT THE DENON AVR/APPLE TV BOX IN THE ALCOVE NOT AT THE TELEVISION.

Using the Individual Components

Internet TV

Turn on the television

Press CBL/SAT on the Denon Remote control

Turn on the internet TV box with blue on off button on the Blade remote

Give the system time to boot up after which you will see a menu.

Select TV

Select All

This will bring up the channel listing from which can select from around 160 channels including BBC, ITV, Sky News, CNN, CNBC, France 24 and many others.

Select the channel you wish to watch

Adjust to the required volume

DVD

Turn on the television

Press DVD/Blu-ray on the Denon Remote control

Turn on the DVD player with Sony DVD remote

Operate the DVD player in the traditional way

Adjust to the required volume

Apple TV

Turn on the television

Press Media Player on the Denon Remote control

Apple TV will appear on the screen

Operate the Apple TV in the normal way

Adjust to the required volume

Sonos

The apartment is equipped with a Sonos system with zones in the sitting room, kitchen and all the bedrooms.

To have the Sonos play in the sitting room there is no need to turn on the television.

If the TV is on, please turn it off

Press TV AUDIO on the Denon Remote control

Operate the Sonos system with the iOS or Android App available for download at:

www.sonos.com/en-gb/controller-app?r=1

The app is also already installed on the Apple Mac in the kitchen.

Adjust to the required volume.

The system is very intuitive. To use the system you will need to use the Apple Mac in the kitchen or download the free app for iPad, iPhone, Mac or PC.

From the app you can select which a radio station to listen to from across the globe or play your music library from you PC/Mac/iPad/iPhone over the Sonos system.

You can have the same music or radio station playing in all of the zones or have a different source playing in each zone.

If you wish to have the same source in each room simply use Party Mode under Rooms | Link Rooms menu on the PC app or Group on the iPad/iPhone/Android app.

For more help go to the Sonos Web Site at www.sonos.com/support/.


Tuner

There is no need to turn on the television.

If the TV is on please turn it off

Press TUNER on the Denon Remote control

Tune to your chosen station

Adjust to the required volume

Quick Select button number 1 is programmed to Cannes Radio and Quick Select button number 4 to France Info.

Internet Radio

Turn on the television

Press INTERNET RADIO on the Denon Remote control

Find your desired radio station. Feel free to save it to favourites. Riviera Radio and BBC Radio 4 are already saved as favourites

Once you have found your radio station please turn the TV off

You may find it easier to listen to internet radio using the Sonos system

PLEASE PUT THE DENON AUDIO VISUAL RECEIVER ON STANDBY AFTER USE, WHEN YOU LEAVE THE APARTMENT AND BEFORE YOU GO TO BED.

Trouble Shooting
The system should operate trouble free but please note that all of the components apart from the DVD player are dependent on an internet connection.

If there is no picture check that the television is set to HDMI 1 by pressing Source (top right) on the remote control

Computer Air Printer
An Epsom XP-425 printer is provided for your use. You will need to set up your computer/iPad/iPhone to print to the printer. There is no guarantee that the ink cartridges will have any ink in them. If you use a lot of ink or the cartridges run out while you are using them, future guests will appreciate it if you replace them. They can be purchased from FNAC on the rue d’Antibes. The reference number for the cartridges is “Multipack 18”.

PLEASE PUT THE PRINTER BACK WHERE AND AS YOU FIND IT.

Rubbish
The nearest public rubbish bins are by the bus stop in the rue des Serbes; turn left out of the apartment, and the bus stop is in front of you and slightly to your right. However these bins are quite small, so if you have more than a small amount of rubbish, the nearest bins are in the rue des Etats-Uni as shown on the map below.

Bins

PLEASE REMOVE ALL RUBBISH INCLUDING NESPRESSO CAPSULES FROM THE APARTMENT AT THE END OF YOUR STAY.

Security and Safety
Please ensure you close the door properly when entering/leaving the apartment. The front door at road level is self-closing; for the door to the apartment, please ensure that you pull the door closed behind you.

If you wish to use keys instead of/as well as the digi-codes use the keys provided. The keys are on hooks inside the cupboard housing the boiler. This is in the kitchen above and to the right of the hob. There is a key for the apartment building and one for the central lock for the apartment door.

Please LEAVE these keys on the hooks in the trip switch box when you leave. Failure to do so will result in a deduction from the security deposit.

A safe is available for your use in the apartment and we strongly recommend that you use it for any valuable personal items. The safe is located in the cupboard in bedroom 2.

To operate, first choose a 4 digit code. Then, to close the safe door, enter the 4 digits of your personal code followed by “#”. To open the safe, enter the 4 digits of your personal code.

If you can not open the safe or it is locked on your arrival please call Michael on the numbers above.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU LEAVE THE SAFE OPEN ON YOUR DEPARTURE

PLEASE NOTE: Michael and Karen Broom Smith or its agents can take no responsibility for loss or theft from the apartment.

Fire Blanket: There is a fire safety blanket hanging of the hooks behind the boiler door in the kitchen.

First Aid: There is a small first aid kit in the cupboard under the kitchen window.

Smoking
Smoking is not permitted inside the apartment. If you wish to smoke, please use the balcony at the rear of the apartment (and an ash tray). If there are any signs of smoking inside the apartment a €250 deduction will be made from your security deposit.

Water
The main water stop cock is situated ON THE TOP FLOOR of the building to the left of the front door to apartment 4.

Useful telephone numbers:

Emergency 112
Police 17
Ambulance 15
Fire 18
Doctor 0825 005 004
Dentist 04 93 68 28 00
24 hour pharmacy 32 37
..or go to NICE – Pharmacie Massena 7 rue Massena (in the central pedestrian area, English spoken) tel 04 93 87 78 94
Police Municipal 0800 117 118
Making a report or complaint:
Go to 1, av. de Grasse – 04 93 06 22 22
British Consulate 04 91 15 72 10
Lost Property 04 97 06 40 00 (ext 3099)
Other
Taxi Eric Matteoda 06 29 31 56 03
Taxi Cannes, 24/7 08 90 71 22 27
04 92 99 39 23
Car Rental: Hertz 04 93 99 04 20
Tourist Information Office 04 92 99 84 22
Nice Airport – general information 08 20 42 33 33
www.nice.aeroport.fr
Michael Broom Smith – owner +44 (0)7770 677506

Restaurants

There are literally hundreds of restaurants in Cannes; TripAdvisor lists 715 (as of October 2019) on its site.

Another great resource for restaurants is the viamichelin.co.uk site. The French version can be found at restaurant.michelin.fr

The following are some of our favourite restaurants and bars in Cannes. The letter in brackets after the address is the flag reference on the restaurant map. All of the restaurants are in Cannes unless indicated otherwise.

Cafes and Restaurants for Breakfast

Armani Cafe [N]
42 - 43 Boulevard de la Croisette
T: +33 (0)4 93 99 44 05
Last tried: March 2016
Lovely sophisticated spot on the Croisette for breakfast and all day dining.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Cannelle [M]
Directly opposite rue Notre Dame in the Gray d'Albion on rue des Serbes.
Web Site
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 72 79
Last tried: March 2016
Breakfast here is truly excellent but at a price. Superb fresh fruit, fresh juices, croissant, coffee and a huge selection of teas.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Le Goeland [Q]
61 boulevard de la Croisette
Directly next to the Carlton
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 22 05
W: www.plagegoeland.com
Last tried: August 2017
The first private beach as you walk away from the Majestic. This is a family run beach. Breakfast is lovely. See below for a longer review.

Breakfast is very good, coffee, hot chocolate, croissant, tartine, freshly squeezed orange juice, fruit salad and they would probably rustle you up some eggs if you wanted. Go for an early morning swim and round it off with breakfast.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Maison Charlotte Busset [O]
In the rue Hoche about 70m from the apartment
26, rue Hoche
T: +33 (0)4 22 78 00 87
W: Maison Charlotte Busset
Last tried: October 2019
I tried this for breakfast. The coffee was excellent but the avocado on toast was a bit odd. But a good menu including for vegans and vegetarians. I would definitley go back. The cafe frontage is delightful.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Petit Paris [B]
Cuisine: Modern French
Corner of rue Notre Dame and rue des Belges
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 88 60
Last tried: March 2016
Lovely restaurant less 100m from the apartment serving non-stop from 07:30 to 01:00. Offers an excellent choice for breakfast.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Voilier [P]
61 boulevard de la Croisette
Directly next to the Carlton
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 88 60
Last tried: October 2019
The only thing that is special about the Voilier is that you are having breakfast on the Croisette and that is fun. But the breakfast is nothing special and we have found the service to be off hand at best. I tried again on the morning of 27th October 2019 and after 15 minutes of being ignored (mayne I am invisible) I got up and walked out. Just don't bother. We have only eaten breakfast here.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Volupte Anytime [O]
In the rue Hoche about 100m from the apartment
32 - 41, rue Hoche
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 20 41
W: Volupte Anytime
Last tried: June 2017
Our favourite place for breakfast in Cannes. Recommend the fruit salad, the juices, croissant and the cappuccino.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Cafes and Restaurants for Lunch and Dinner

Le Caveau 30
Cuisine: French Brasserie and Sea Food
45, Avenue Felix Faure [F]
T: +33 (0)4 93 39 06 33.
Last tried: November 2012
Classic French brasserie and sea food restaurant. Busy and convivial atmosphere but not great. La Potiniere is a lot better.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Da Laura
Cuisine: Italian Cuisine (Torino)
9 Rue Du Vingt-Quatre Aout
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 40 51
Last tried: October 2019
We have just discovered this on the recommendation of a friend. It is truly excellent. Our new favourite restaurant in Cannes! Highly recommeneded.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Le Goeland [Q]
61 boulevard de la Croisette
Directly next to the Carlton
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 22 05
W: www.plagegoeland.com
Last tried: August 2016
The first private beach as you walk away from the Majestic. This is a family run beach. Breakfast is lovely (see above). The service is friendly and the food reasonable though not that varied if you are planning on spending everyday here but for us it ticks all the boxes. This restaurant is open almost the whole year round.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Le Jardin de Bambou [C]
Cuisine: Chinese
16 rue Mace
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 63 06
Last tried: August 2016
A delightful, friendly Chinese restaurant just five minutes from the apartment. Le Jardin de Bambou shines out as being the best Far Eastern restaurant in the area.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Majestic Beach - BFire - Majestic
Cuisine: Modern, Specialising in Italian and Aregentinian flavours to share.
Opposite 10 La Croisette [E]
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 77 00.
Last tried: July 2015
Changed again but they still don't get it. They have got rid of the deviders on the beach, we had to pay for the beach in advacne (in case we ran off without paying I assume) and some how did not feel welcome. Restaurant is good but there are better beaches. Try Plage de Martinez, Miramar Plage or Rado Beach!!
TripAdvisor Reviews

Plage du Martinez
Cuisine: Modern Mediterranean, Specialising in seafood and salads.
Opposite 10 La Croisette [E]
Last tried: July 2016
W: www.cannesmartinez.grand.hyatt.com/ T: +33 (0)4 92 98 73 19.
We had a great lunch here in July 2018. Service is excellent and the food fantastic but it is part of the Martinez and is therefore priced accordingly! We would go back.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Miramar Plage
Cuisine: Modern Mediterranean, Specialising in seafood and salads.
Opposite 64 La Croisette [P]
Last tried: August 2017
W: miramar-plage.fr T: +33 (0)4 93 94 24 74.
We had a nice lunch here in August in this fairly upscale beach restaurant. Service was a tad slow and slow to warm but got better as the meal went by. A fantastic menu with good choices for vegetarian and vegans.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Park 45 at the Grand Hotel [L]
Cuisine: Modern French
45 La Croisette
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 77 29.
W: grand-hotel-cannes.com
Last tried: August 2017
We ate here for the first time in August 2017 and the food and service are truly superb. Being vegetarian the Park 45 is a gem on the Cote d'Azur in that it offers a lovely vegetarian menu at €55.00. Highly recommended.
TripAdvisor Reviews

La Petite Maison de Nicole at the Majestic Hotel [D]
Cuisine: French Mediterranean
10 La Croisette
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 77 29.
Last tried: August 2017
This is an outpost of the famous Petite Maison Nice. Truly superb food. Highly recommended. Booking in advance essential. We love this place.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Petit Paris [B]
Cuisine: Modern French
Corner of rue Notre Dame and rue des Belges
T: +33 (0)4 93 38 88 60
Last tried: August 2017
Lovely restaurant less 100m from the apartment serving non-stop from 07:30 to 01:00. Really lovely food and friendly service.
TripAdvisor Reviews

La Piazza [G]
Cuisine: Italian Pizza and Pasta
9 Place Cornut Gentille
T: +33 (0)4 92 98 60 80
W: restaurant-lapiazza.com
Last tried: October 2019
A large pizza and pasta restaurant at the beginning of the old town. I think I first ate at this restaurant in 1983 and I have never been disappointed. Amazingly you can still get a pizza and a beer for €15. It does exactly what it says on the tin. It is not fine dining and does not have pretensions to be but the food is good and the service is quick and excellent. Great, pasta, pizza and risotto. The restaurant is great value, extremely friendly and really buzzy.
TripAdvisor Reviews

La Potiniere
Cuisine: French
13 Square Merimee [H]
T: +33 (0)4 93 39 02 82
Last tried: October 2017
A lovely restaurant with great service. The set menu is extraordinary value and I cannot recommend it too highly. Fish dishes a speciality. Great for vegetarians/vegans.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Rado Beach
Cuisine: Modern Mediterranean, Specialising in seafood and salads.
Opposite La Croisette opposite the Miramar
Last tried: October 2019
W: radobeachhelen.com/en/ T: +33 (0)4 93 94 20 68.
To quote "In 2019, it became one of the first beach restaurants to be totally rebuilt, satifying the demands of the architectural standard and quality objectives of the City of Cannes". We had a great day including lunch here in June 2019. Service is freindly and excellent and the food fantastic. Family run since 1958, we could not fault it. And unlike the Majestic we did not have to pay in advance for the beach!
TripAdvisor Reviews

Of course, there is the Palm d'Or in The Martinez with two Michelin stars. We have not yet eaten there, and I am not sure we will! The menu looks pretentious. To quote the Michelin online guide "In the sumptuous Art Deco setting of the Hotel Martinez, diners look down on La Croisette from a gastronomic peak. The chef creates spectacular cuisine that is sunny and creative, justly deserving of a Palme d'Or!" Need I say more!


Restaurants - Outside of Cannes

The train line along the Côte d'Azur makes almost all the towns of the Côte d'Azur very accessible. Monaco is about an hour and 15 minutes by train but the scenary is so lovely that the journey passes quickly. Conde Nast Traveller Lists the "Riviera Railway" from Cannes to Ventimiglia as one of the best 10 in the world.

L'Aiguille [N]
Cuisine: French Modern
Promenade Andre Pradayrol, Plage de l'Aiguille, 06590, Theoule-sur-Mer
T: +33 (0)6 29 92 18 05
Last tried: August 2017
If you planning a little outing a way from Cannes this is a lovely little beach and restaurant, which we visited for the first time in August 2017. Highly recommended but booking essential. We had hired a scooter but Theoule can be reached by train in less than 15 minutes.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Antibes

Chez Lulu
Cuisine: Varied
5 rue Frederic Isnard, Antibes
T: +33 (0)4 89 89 08 92
Last tried: October 2017
TripAdvisor Reviews
This is a bit different and may not be for everybody. But we think it is great fun. It is a table dd'hote restaurant. So starters are various hors d'oeuvres, which are placed on your table and you can help yourself. There is no choice of main course and then to finish a selection of puddings. We visited for the first time in October 2017 and loved it.

That said Antibes has literally hundreds of restaurants to choose from. TripAdvisor lists 501 as of October 2019.

Biot

Galerie des Arcades
Cuisine: French Traditional
16 place des Arcades, 06410, Biot
T: +33 (0)4 93 65 01 05
Last tried: July 2018
We visited Biot for the first time in the summer of 2018. If you have a car, Biot is well worth a visit, much more charming than the better known Mougins and Valbonne, and if you want to have lunch here, we can highly recommend the delightful restaurant Galerie des Arcades. Simple, lovely food served by the owners Famille Brothier.
TripAdvisor Reviews.

MONACO

Castleroc [M}
Cuisine: French Modern
Place de Palais, Monaco Ville
T: +377 93 30 36 68
Last tried: October 2016
W: castelrocmonaco.com
Fantastic cuisine, lovely service a stone's throw from the Palais de Monaco. Feels special.

If you do make it to Monaco during your stay this is the restaurant we would recommend.
TripAdvisor Reviews

La Maree
Cuisine: French Modern
7, av. J.F. Kennedy, Monte Carlo
T: +377 97 97 80 00
Last tried: October 2017
W: lamaree.mc
This restaurant is in a lovely setting overlooking the Monte Carlo Marina. Linen table cloths, fabulous service and, if you want, a menu to match (€1,300 for a sea food platter) but also a lunch set menu of two courses for €23.00. Be warned the wine list is a bit toppy, starting with a bottle of rose at €70.00 or €8 a glass. We would very much recommend La Maree.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Juan-Les-Pins

Epi Beach
Cuisine: International and French Modern
Boulevard Charles Guillaumont, Juan-Les-Pins,
T: +33 (0)4 93 61 31 69
Last tried: September 2019
W: epi-beach.com
If you are looking for a beach and beach restaurant in Juan-Les-Pins I can recommend this one.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Saint-Paul-de-Vence

La Colombe d'Or [O]
Cuisine: French Traditional
1 Place du General de Gaulle, 06570, Saint-Paul-de-Vence
T: +33 (0)4 93 32 80 02
Last tried: July 2019
This, for me, is one of the best restaurants in France and should be visited at least once in life time. Art (and I mean art Picasso, Matisse etc) hangs everywhere, accepted in payment in years gone by for meals taken by the artist at this 100 year old restaurant. It still retains the character and charm of a bygone era. The charm of the restaurant is evident in the service and the food. Staff are delightful and efficient, the food amazing and the open air terrace is a wonder to dine on. Booking Essential.
TripAdvisor Reviews Ignore the negative reviews, this says more about the reviewer than the restaurant. I have been at least five times and each time has been magical.

Villefranche-sur-mer

La Corderie
Cuisine: International and French Modern
20, Quai de la Corderie, Villefranche-sur-mer
T: +33 (0)4 93 76 61 31
Last tried: October 2019
W: La Corderie on Facebook
Friends introduced us to this restaurant in October 2019. It is a delightful simple restaurant just by the port, vegan and vegetarian friendly.
TripAdvisor Reviews

Bars

There are more bars in Cannes than you could possibly need and certainly a bar to suit everybody’s taste, but the following are a few of our favourites.

Carlton Hotel
Last tried: August 2017
If you are going in the summer and can sit outside as we did in the summer of 2017, then this is a great bar, buzzy and wonderful people watching but avoid the inside, it can be likened to sipping a cocktail in a shopping mall.

Five Hotel
Top floor Five Hotel
Last tried: February 2014
This bar on top of the Five Hotel, which is just a stroll from the apartment, has been redecorated and we found it a bit cold but it might be better in summer.

La Chunga
24 rue La Tour Maubourg, 06400, Cannes,
W: www.la-chunga-cannes.fr
T: +33 (0)4 93 94 11 29
Open 20:00 till dawn!
Last tried: August 2014
Opposite the Martinez. This place is fun. Serves food but we have not tried it yet! It is a bit of Cannes institution and has been around since 1958. The Daily Telegraph best describes it "Opposite the Hotel Martinez, La Chunga considers itself a plush, louche Cannes institution, quite correctly. It starts out, early in the evening, as a standard Italo-Provencal restaurant (though with some non-standard prices). Later, it evolves into a piano and live music bar for a clientele sufficiently grown-up to know what a whisky sour is, and sufficiently rich to have some very pretty company to drink it with. Things can get frisky, even sleazy, in the early hours when folk from the festivals roll in."

Majestic Bar Galerie du Fouquet's
Majestic Hotel
Last tried: June 2017
We love the bar in the Majestic for great cocktails and nibbles in a relaxed and sophisticated surroundings though we wished they would change the chairs.

There is also the outdoor bar by the hotel pool, which is quite glam and frankly we like it even though the service is hit and miss. And it couldn't be closer!

TripAdvisor Reviews

Radisson Blu
2, boulevard Jean Hibert, 06400, Cannes,
W: www.radissonblu.com
T: +33 (0)4 93 94 11 29
Open 20:00 till dawn!
Last tried: N/A
At the end of the Quai Saint-Pierre. We have not tried the bar on the top floor, but it was recommended by our neighbours at 15 rue Notre Dame.

Shops

The main shopping in Cannes is on the Croisette and the rue d'Antibes and the streets running between them. Though there are some interesting shops to be found on the streets to the north of the rue d'Antibes. It is bounded on the West by rue du Marechal Joffre and on the East where the rue d'Antibes meets the Boulevard d'Alsace.

Where to start? Cannes has it all. From the most famous names in Haute Couture - you will find Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent, to name a just few, on the Croisette. There are high end jewellers and watch makers (Blancpain and Brequet nestle side by side on the Croisette). The famous rue d'Antibes, which is only 50 metres from the apartment is home to countless well know shops and small boutiques alike offering everything from "High Street" fashion (Zara), small specialist shoe shops, of which there are many, to works of art, antiques, home furnishings and beach wear.

Also on the rue d'Antibes you will find FNAC and Darty.

Absolutely not to be missed is the Forville market (Place du Marché Forville; every morning except Mon). To quote Anthony Peregrine of The Daily Telegraph, "Here is a vast Provençal larder where asceticism comes to die. If you are self-catering or planning a picnic, then this is the spot to head for." There are a myriad of cafes around the market so why not set up early, take breakfast and spend some time in one of the most splendid markets I have seen in my 40 year of visiting and living in France. This is not just a fruit and vegetable market. There is every food stuff imaginable, fresh pasta, dried spices and herbs, fish (of course), a salt stall, a mushroom seller and fresh flowers. This market has to be seen to be believed.

You can find almost everything in Cannes if you search long enough! Just let yourself wander around the streets and you will be amazed at what you can find. Happy shopping!

Food Shopping

The Place Gambetta is the place to do food shopping.

Market

Every day except Monday there is wonderful market for fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, fish, dried meats and much more. On the Place Gambetta.

A little further away (750m) but well worth the trip at least once during you stay is the is the Marche de Fortville. The is generally considered the best market on the Cote d'Azur. Everyday except Monday.

Supermarket

The supermarché Mon’op has all the essentials for your stay in Cannes. This is open every day except Sunday from 08:30 to Midnight. Probably more expensive than the larger supermarkets but very convenient.

Just off the Place Gambetta are some wonderful speciality food shops such as:

Asian Store

23 rue Jean Jaures.

Opening Hours Tuesday to Sunday Morning

09:00 – 12:30

14:30 – 19:00

This is the road leading of the North East corner of the Place Gambetta or the

Specialite Italien

Josy and Jeannot

14, rue Marceau, Cannes.

Opening Hours Tuesday to Sunday Morning

09:00 – 12:30

14:30 – 19:00

South East corner of Place Gambetta (Market Square)

Bakery

Le Palais des Pains

16 Rue Jean Jaurès,

Opening Hours Saturday to Sunday

05:00 – 20:30

This is our bakery of choice. Very close with a great selection of patisserie and breads (try the fig or olive bread) and a small cafe to have breakfast.

Note: Lenôtre on rue d’Antibes looks tempting but the patisserie are not better than the other bakeries and the prices…….

Butcher

Boucherie Jaures

40 Rue Jean Jaurès,

Tel: +33 (0)4 93 38 73 45

Is very friendly little butcher that does a wonderful ready cooked chicken

Fish Monger

7 rue chabaud

On SW corner Place Gambetta


Wine Merchant

Cave Riviera

7 Rue Teisseire

Telephone: +33 (0)4 93 38 82 17,

A great wine merchant stocking every type of alcohol you could need. Rue Teisseire starts on the South East corner of the Place Gambetta by the pharmacie.

Other

In other areas of Cannes but all close by to the apartment.

Olive Oil

Oliviers and Co.

4 rue Mace

A small shop selling superior olive oil from France, Spain, Italy and Portugal. They also sell vinegar, sauces, pasta, rice and dried tomatoes.

Flowers (I know not really food)

Happy

8 rue Chabard at the end of the pedestrianised Rue Hoche

Open Hours Mon-Sat 9am-8pm

Sun 9am-1.30pm

Our favourite flower shop in Cannes.

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Further Information

For more information about Cannes, including our restaurant and bar recommendations and a guide to services and activities in Cannes please visit the web site at

www.cannes-rental.eu

and the pre-arrival information booklet at

www.cannes-rental.eu/info/