Don’t expect glitz’n’glamour the second you hop off the train: things don’t glam up until rue d’Antibes, the main shopping street a couple of blocks south. A couple more blocks south again is Palais des Festivals, east of Vieux Port at the start of Cannes’ famous promenade, bd de la Croisette, which follows the shore eastwards along Baie de Cannes to Pointe de la Croisette.

Perched on a hill just to the west of Vieux Port and of the bus station is the old quarter of Cannes: the quaint, pedestrianised Le Suquet.