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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. Decor is stylishly retro, with attention-grabbing objets d'art including a tableau o…
Top Choice Modern European in Cannes

Table 22

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 Wine Bar in Cannes

L'Epicurieux

A cosy little spot for a glass or two of a local vintage – the wine list here is great, with hand-picked choices from local domaines including Côtes de Provence and Côtes du Rhône. Bistro snacks and live bands at we…
Top Choice Sandwiches in Cannes

PhilCat

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 (€5.30; a gargantuan bun filled with tuna, onion…
Cheese in Cannes

Fromagerie Ceneri

With cowbells strung from the wooden ceiling, and a stunning array of cheeses, this is the only place to shop for dairy products in Cannes. A master fromager-affineur (cheesemonger and ripener) in business since 196…
Bistro in Cannes

Le Grain de Sel

Vietnamese-born, French-trained chef Nhut Nguyen is at the helm of this delightful new bistro on Cannes' pedestrianised restaurant row. The high-ceilinged interior dining room, done up with modern lighting and faux …
Modern French in Cannes

L’Affable

Fine dining with a price to match, run by experienced chef Jean-Paul Battaglia. The setting is formal – beige chairs and banquette seats, tasteful art on the walls – and suited to Battaglia's intricate modern food, …
Museum in Cannes

Musée Bonnard

Easily recognisable by their intense, vivacious colours, the works of neo-impressionist painter Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947) form the backbone of the colourful permanent collection at this lesser-known art museum.Hous…
Landmark in Cannes

Palais des Festivals et des Congrès

Posing for a selfie on the 22 steps leading up to the main entrance of this concrete bunker – unlikely host to the world’s most glamorous film festival – at the western end of La Croisette is an essential Cannes exp…