Norwegian Jade Cruise Photos
Day 10: Cannes (2)
We left the waterfront and took a staircase to , 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.)
The route took us past a motorcycle-repair shop that was decorated with Confederate battle flags from the American Civil War.
On our way up the hill, we saw a rubber-tired tourist train. (The 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.)
We took a break at a point du vu panoramique, where we snapped this photo of central Cannes.
At the top of the hill we found the
Museum, which houses art collections, musical instruments, and other objects.
Next door was Le Suquet's leading attraction: the , a Gothic church that took more than a century to build (from 1521 to 1645) and has been a French historical monument since 1937.
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.
You'll even find public toilets below the summit of Le
Suquet, close to the church.
Every summer, a "Musical Nights of Suquet" festival takes place, with outdoor seating in front of Notre Dame d l'Espérance.
During our visit, a blue carpet and a dramatic blue-and-white canopy were set up for the festival.
We wanted to see more of Cannes, so we descended from Le Suquet via a winding series of streets and steps.
A manhole cover reminded us that, if this was Monday, it must be Cannes.
A local resident was having a smoke with his hookah as we continued downhill toward the waterfront.
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