Day trip to Saint Paul de Vence and Cannes

Both of these places can be done in a day as St paul de Vence is mid way between Nice and Cannes.We took the bus no.400 from place Garibaldi and stopped at St Paul de Vence.

Saint Paul de Vence

is a charming hilltop fortified village in Provence, filled with art galleries, boutiques and sidewalk cafes. It’s hard to find something ugly about this quaint village. A walk through its winding streets reveals elegant fountains, vine-covered stone walls and statues tucked into nooks in the walls. There are breathtaking views of mountains and sea. Even the ground below is attractive, as the cobblestones are laid into the shapes of flowers.

Best to come early as a lot of tourist usually flock the place around lunch time

After lunch we took the train to Cannes (Cagnes sur mer) to save the time as it’d take longer if we continued using bus no.400

The train station was close to La Croisette (where Cannes film festival takes place annually)

Cannes

Once a small fishing village,  Cannes is now a glamorous and expensive seaside town considered to be one of the social hubs of Europe. Its moment to shine arrives in May where the Cannes Film Festival takes place, entertaining the rich and famous. During the festival, fans can see actors, celebrities, and directors up close and in person on the famous steps of the Palais des Festivals at the end of La Croisette.

Although its nightlife, casinos and high end restaurants give Cannes a feel of exclusivity, Cannes does have alternatives to suit all types of budgets. Tourists can check out the beauty and architecture of Le Suquet, with its cobbled streets and breathtaking views, or sit at street side tables and enjoy the favored hobby of people watching up and down the lovely marina.

If it was winter in Monte Carlo when we were there, Cannes weather that day felt like we were at the midst of summer. Tired of walking we decided to hop on the mini train to sightseeing around Cannes

The Beach

We returned to Nice by train after dinner in Cannes