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Top Choice Modern European in Cannes


Discover why Noël Mantel is the hotshot of the Cannois gastronomic scene at his refined old-town restaurant. Service is stellar and the seasonally inspired cuisine divine – Mantel's food maximises local ingredients …
Top Choice Market in Antibes & Juan-les-Pins

Marché Provençal

A wonderful – and as its name hints, very Provençal – local market selling fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese and local products like tapenade (olive spread), all housed under a wonderful cast-iron roof.
Top Choice Absinthe Bar in Antibes & Juan-les-Pins

Balade en Provence

Flirt with the green fairy at Balade en Provence, complete with original 1860 zinc bar, a few round tables and all the accessories (four-tapped water fountain, sugar cubes etc).
Top Choice Sandwiches in Cannes


Phillipe and Catherine’s prefab cabin on the waterfront is a perfect lunch spot. This is fast-food, Cannes-style – giant salads, toasted panini and the best pan bagna (€5; a gargantuan bun filled with tuna, onion, r…
Top Choice Architecture in Cannes

La Croisette

The multi-starred hotels and couture shops lining the iconic bd de la Croisette (aka La Croisette) may be the preserve of the rich and famous, but anyone can enjoy strolling the palm-shaded promenade – a favourite p…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Cannes

Bobo Bistro

Predictably, it's a 'bobo' (bourgeois bohemian) crowd that gathers at this achingly cool bistro in Cannes' fashionable Carré d'Or (Golden Sq). Decor is stylishly retro, with attention-grabbing objets d'art including…
Top Choice International in Antibes & Juan-les-Pins


'Beef & Wine' is the strapline of this contemporary wine bar–styled space, so that should give you some idea of the focus here. It's popular for its burgers, steaks in pepper or port sauce, and other grilled mea…
Top Choice Sandwiches in Antibes & Juan-les-Pins

L'Atelier Jean-Luc Pelé

This branch of Jean-Luc Pelé's stellar Cannes bakery is a welcome addition to Antibes' lunch counter. Gourmet bagels and wraps (from €5) come in all kinds of creative combos, and for €9.50 you can add a drink and a …
Top Choice Boulangerie in Cannes

La Boulangerie par Jean-Luc Pelé

This swanky bakery by Cannois chocolatier and pâtissier Jean-Luc Pelé casts a whole new spin on eating cheap in Cannes. Creative salads, sandwiches, wraps and bagels – to eat in or out – burst with local flavours an…
French in Cannes

Aux Bons Enfants

A people’s-choice place since 1935, this informal restaurant cooks up regional dishes, such as aïoli garni (garlic and saffron mayonnaise served with fish and vegetables), daube (a Provençal beef stew) and rascasse …