I spent the last week in Cannes for work. I was lucky to have a little time to discover the beautiful coast and managed to have a few previous hours of sunshine on the very first and last day of the trip. Well deserved after spending four full days stuck in -1 level at the exhibition center and only catching the sunset, I’d say. I know Cannes quite well since I spent there one month on a legendary EF language course back in 2001 (god I’m getting old!).I’ve been back to Côte d’Azur a few times ever since, I just love the palm trees, fresh sea breeze, turquoise water, sea food, expensive drinks and,of cours, the soleil. Also the fact that I used to watch Sous le Soleil or Saint Tropez, as Finns know it, often after school might have caused this affection with the Sud.
People often have this image that Côte d’Azur is for jet set, and it is true to some extend, where else you can get a cabriolet ride to work and you get invited to a yacht? But I’m sure everyone finds their favorite spot there, either in a small village or in one of the fancy beach destinations.
Cannes is not my favorite spot at the coast, if you want to go discover the region you’ll do better by staying in Nice, which is very central and has better connections to visit nearby villages (Strong recommendation to beautiful Eze). Yet you can discover beautiful things in Cannes too, my colleague had a great idea to visit the Îles de Lérins just outside Cannes. We visited the bigger one of the islands, Île Sainte Marguerite. It is only 15 minutes ferry ride away from Cannes and it is definitely worth visiting. The smell of pine trees and crystal clear water is just amazing. I even took a dip in the sea, for a Finn the temperature was just fine in early October, a french colleague struggled a bit but eventually made it 😉 You will find a few nice restaurants on the island so you won’t go hungry or you can take picnic with you.
All pics are from the island, taken by my Samsung, so quality is not the best. These picture make me dream, I already told everyone I’ll be moving to South soon, haha. Next weekend we’re actually heading to Marseille with my hubby, new city to check out! I hope the weather will be treating us as nicely as in Cannes..
Have a great week everyone! x