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Day 10: Cannes (2)

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We left the waterfront and took a staircase to Le Suquet, the Old Town of Cannes. (We were following directions in the Cannes-Nice Port Guide from Tom's Port Guides. It's available as a free PDF download.)


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The route took us past a motorcycle-repair shop that was decorated with Confederate battle flags from the American Civil War.


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On our way up the hill, we saw a rubber-tired tourist train. (The Train du Cinéma offers two separate 35-minute itineraries: a history tour of the city center, and a Croissette tour that takes you along the most celebrity-infested beach in town.)


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We took a break at a point du vu panoramique, where we snapped this photo of central Cannes.


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At the top of the hill we found the Musée de Castre or Castre Museum, which houses art collections, musical instruments, and other objects.


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Next door was Le Suquet's leading attraction: the Eglise Notre Dame d'Espérance, a Gothic church that took more than a century to build (from 1521 to 1645) and has been a French historical monument since 1937.


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The church overlooks central Cannes, and viewing platforms make it easy to enjoy cooling breezes, set up family photo ops, or provide cultural enrichment for your dogs.


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You'll even find public toilets below the summit of Le Suquet, close to the church.


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Every summer, a "Musical Nights of Suquet" festival takes place, with outdoor seating in front of Notre Dame d l'Espérance.


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During our visit, a blue carpet and a dramatic blue-and-white canopy were set up for the festival.


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We wanted to see more of Cannes, so we descended from Le Suquet via a winding series of streets and steps.


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A manhole cover reminded us that, if this was Monday, it must be Cannes.


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A local resident was having a smoke with his hookah as we continued downhill toward the waterfront.


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Norwegian Jade cruise photos:
Introduction to Photo Diary
Day 1: Departure from Venice
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Santorini
Day 5: Kuşadasi
Day 6: Piraeus
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Civitavecchia
Day 9: Livorno
Day 10: Cannes
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: Valletta
Day 13: Messina
Day 14: At Sea
Day 15: Arrival in Venice

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