Nice, France

Strolling the streets of Cannes and Nice

After a stop in St. Tropez, we made a quick sail over to Cannes. The film festival was long over but the place was gearing up for the big marketing/media conference, Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity. Apparently, this has become a huge meeting for the marketing and creative communications industry and is now even bigger than the film festival for Cannes. The city was buzzing with activity as vendors were getting ready setting up tents and venues all along the beach and in the big hotels. It was fun to get a sense of the buzz.
The weather was gorgeous, and we spent our time just strolling around the town and riding the little train for a tourist’s view of the town. Despite all the commercialism, there’s still something so romantic and lovely about Cannes. It’s nice just to be there and soak up the atmosphere.

Many buildings in Cannes have film-related murals

View of the Cannes harbor and beach

After Cannes, we docked in Nice. Yes, you’re right. They’re practically right down the road from each other and there were even those who planned on riding their bikes between ports. But, as I’ve explained previously, we have all the time in the world on The World. We can take our time and stop in many ports along the way – just because it’s fun!
I’ve now been to Nice about 4 times and really like being there every time. There’s something very pleasant about going back to a city and feeling like you know it. There are certain markets there I like to go to buy fruits and vegetables, and the Nice flower market makes me swoon this time of year. I love being there in June when I can walk out with a giant arm full of gorgeous peonies. Our apartment smelled divine for a week. I never bother going to the gym when I can get in all my steps by just wandering around this beautiful city.

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