A night in Cannes


Cannes France

If you read the blog you may already know that last year I turned 30 and we decided to go on a little road trip (well train trip) around France, taking in Paris and the South and enjoying a lovely week in the small hilly village of Valbonne in a beautiful James Villa property. We decided to spend our last full day in the South of France taking in the chic city of Cannes, world famous for the Film Festive and as we had an early train back up to Paris the following morning from Cannes train station so it only made sense to spend the night, which despite the extravagant location we managed to do on a very reasonable budget.

Bearded man

Cannes harbour

French Riviera
Promenade De la Croisette
The two boys taking in the Promenade de la Croisette

After dropping off the Fiat 500 we hired for the week we booked into the small but stylish Hotel Caroline which is perfectly located right in the centre on a lovely street filled with various bars, coffeeshops and restaurants and within easy walking distance of the beach. The room was nice and airy, as well as being spotless with a very comfortable king sized bed and a cute little balcony and we would certainly stay here again as the staff were very friendly and welcoming.

Hotel Caroline bed

Cannes cafe
The view from our balcony

After we had settled in at the hotel we decided to head down to the famous Promenade de la Croisette, a palm tree lined street that runs for 2km along the coast, with amazing views and world famous stores it's the place to be in Cannes. We spent most of our time here just taking it all in as the views across the harbour are stunning. While walking down the front we came to a publics stretch of white sandy beach where Mr A enjoyed running in and out of the sea and made friends with another British family on holiday. Of course we stopped off for some ice-creams before coming across a beautiful fountain and vintage carousel.

Cannes beachfront

Cannes fashion

That evening we enjoyed some local french food in the form of some delicious crepes from a local bar, where we ended up talking to another couple who were into the first 2 weeks of a camper van trip across Europe. Mr A also had fun doing running races with a German boy he had striked up a friendship with, despite the language barrier, which is the amazing thing about travel as you never know who you are going to meet, what stories you will hear and it opens up so many experiences for all of the family.


  1. oh it looks so nice! if i ever get to go to france (or anywhere abroad) i will be asking you for tips and info on place to visit :)

    1. Laura it is a lovely part of the world, would recommend it :)

      Laura x

  2. Cannes looks so beautiful. It's one place I haven't been and would love to go! I bet it's fabulous when the film festival is on.

    1. Oh would love to go when the Film Festival is one - it's really beautiful

      Laura x

  3. Glad to see you plumped for the simpler pleasures. On the other side of the old harbour (heading westward), there is a very large public beach that is very family-friendly. It also makes a great run for joggers early in the morning.

  4. Looks amazing there. Always fancied the south of France x

  5. Cannes looks absolutely breathtaking. It is on my list of places to visit. Looks like you had a great time :)

  6. Cannes looks beautiful - it's reassuring to know you can have such a lovely time without spending a small fortune. Love your outfit too!
    This has made me miss Summer weather too haha :)


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