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Day 10: Cannes (3)

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The central waterfront area had the atmosphere of an upscale fun fair, with food vendors and a ferris wheel. (It also attracted authors with an affinity for alliteration.)


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A pretty garden was equipped with statuary and what looked like giant bunches of asparagus.


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A street vendor supplied chapeaux to visitors who needed protection from the hot sun of mid-July.


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Automated self-cleaning toilets (similar to the sanisettes of Paris) were handy for tourists and visiting boaters from the marina nearby.


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Automation had also come to the waterfront McDonald's, where take-out customers were invited to order via interactive screens on outdoor kiosks and pay by credit card.


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East of the Gare Maritime and yacht harbor, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrés was a monument to both the Cannes Film Festival and architectural ugliness. (It did have one redeeming feature: a mirrored wall that reflected the more attractive buildings across the street.)


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Tourists posed for family snapshots on the Grand Auditorium's famous red carpet.


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We continued along the waterfront to the Plages de la Croisette and the Hotel Carlton (shown above), which has been attracting the rich and/or famous since 1911.


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The statue in front of the Hotel Carlton wasn't your typical garden gnome.


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Across the street, the Hotel Carlton's private beach club had a full-service restaurant with a backdrop of beach, ships, and yachts.


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Other hotels (and the town of Cannes) had their own stretches of beach with umbrellas--some apparently designed to attract Finns and Swedes.


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Not everyone hid under a beach umbrella or sipped Champagne in a hotel restaurant: La Croisette's public beach was busy with ordinary folks enjoying the sun, the water, and each other's company.


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Looking across the waterfront boulevard, we were reminded that we weren't in Nice or Saint-Tropez.


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We were a bit surprised to see this vending machine on the way to the beach, and not on the way to the hotels. (Then again, we've never peeked inside a wiggling beach tent.)


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Many of the buildings behind La Croisette were modern. Few were attractive, but some had decent landscaping.


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Having had our fill of imagined luxuries along La Croisette, we headed a few blocks inland to the rue d'Antibes, the main shopping street of Cannes.


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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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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review
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