Friday, September 21, 2012

How to save time booking a holiday rental in Cannes, France

Cannes, famous for the Cannes Film Festival in May, actually has a huge amount to offer in the other months of the year too. Situated on France's Cote d'Azur, many people's enduring image of the city is of glamorous stars posing on red carpets and the sweeping sandy beach of the bay, yet this is France's second most important city for both tourism and commerce after Paris. Being one of the most prestigious resorts on the Cote D'Azur, holiday villas and apartments in Cannes are guaranteed to provide you with sumptuous luxury worthy of the rich and famous, so whatever type of holiday accommodation in Cannes you decide to rent, you can be sure of the sort of quality that will make you feel like one of the many celebrities with whom you can rub shoulders with during the all-important Film Festival in Cannes. Holiday villas and apartments in Cote D'Azur are never far from the nearest stunning beach with a choice that includes those at Antibes, Nice and the Croisette, which is a mere stone's throw from many of the beach front apartment rentals in Cannes - holiday accommodation in the French Riviera that is as suitable for a quietly romantic break for two as it is a fun-filled family vacation. But if you're seeking a wider experience of the landscapes and cultures of the Alpes Maritimes, holiday apartments and villas in Cannes can make the ideal base from where you can explore the national park environments and spectacular landscapes of the French Alps - accommodation in Cannes being found in more rural situations where a villa in Provence style will give you a truly authentic taste of a traditional holiday rental in Cannes. Nice lies 30minutes by train from Cannes, and is the capital of the French Riviera. Nice, like Cannes, is a luxurious resort, where appearances are paramount and top class restaurants, boutiques and glamorous boulevards line beautiful, sandy beaches. Monaco is a further 20 minutes from Nice. A day trip to Monaco from a Cannes holiday rental villa is an ideal way to spend a day, where you can admire some of the most luxury yachts in the world, or test your luck at the famous Monte-Carlo Casino. During May, the Cannes Film Festival causes the self catering holiday apartments in Cannes to become even more highly valued by visitors, as the events and parties last long into the evening, so the flexibility and privacy provided by a private rental is priceless. Cannes is a play-ground for the rich and famous as well as discerning holiday makers from around the world, and the fine restaurants which have emerged in Cannes stay open all year round, and exquisite shopping is common place from a Cannes holiday apartment, mainly centred on the Rue d'Antibes and the glamorous Croisette. Unfortunately much of Cannes beach is privately owned, but there are two public stretches available, which do get relatively crowded during the summer months. If you are staying in Cannes accommodation for any length of time, it is certainly worth discovering the beaches of Plages du Midi just outside town towards the town of La Napoule. The old centre of town, Le Suquet, is, for me, the most interesting part of town, where small wooden fishing boats still ply their trade among the enormous luxury yachts. The walk to the 11th century tower at the top of Rue Saint Antoine is defiantly worth the climb, as the views and restaurants which line the top end of the street are spectacular.

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