Europe's film capital
22.11.2006 26 °C
I loved Cannes. Was one of my favourit places on my trip. I didn't really know much about Cannes just that I couldn't leave Cote D' Azur and the Riviera without going there because it is the home of the famous Cannes Film Festival.
I jumped on a fairly confusing train with my two new Italiano mates, Stefano and Adolfo and the unusual Ausie guy Lockie. It took us a fair while to actually get our tickets as the train system in Nice seemed a little confusing and French but we figured it out.
Lockie, Stefano, Me and Adolfo
The train trip there was nice, traveling along the coast past Antibes, (which Im looking forward to going to when i am back in that area) and past an unusual appartment block which was sort of shapped like a wave going up and down and back up again.
On The Beach in Cannes
We arrived in Cannes around lunch and then headed to the beach and chilled out. It was lovely. Sunny summer weather. Went swimming!! I love swimming. I could have stayed in the water for ages. It was not cold and the out look was lovely. Big sailing ships. Little french children playing in the little waves. A great funny dog who was scared of the water and was trying to grab a ball that was washing back and forward with the waves. I found it really amusing to watch.
After enjoying the beach for a few hours or so we went for a walk right down the beach past all the flash private beach sections with all the posh people being served champagne on their deck chairs on the beach with their yellow stripped beach umbrellas.
And then we walked back up along the Boulevard through the area where the do the Red Carpet Walk for the Film festival.
Me on the Red Carpet in Cannes
Even Got to see a couple of street preformers/statues.
and The Cactus Man
We Made it to the base of the hill which we were planing to climb to reach the Chateaux and Church at the top.
Mural In Cannes
Cannes Prison On the way up to the Chateaux.
It was beuatiful up there. The Chateaux was awesome, even though we did only see it from a distance. The Church was really nice. And the VIEW was AMAZING!! I LOVED IT!
So many old French rooftops even found one that was colapsing in on itself.
There was even a Giant of Cannes. He seemed very friendly. :-)
[i]The Giant of Cannes
It was lovely evening lighting as well, Im gutted my camera was low on battery, but I was able to really enjoy the moment. Up there with my new mates, in the warm French sun, overlooking thosands of rooftops and narrow streets that could be thousands of years old.
Chateaux in Cannes at top of Hill
It was a lovely day, lovely evening and then to top it off,
The Guys COOKED ME DINNER!! And we all enjoyed the night, in my favourite hostel of my trip, drinking red wine and chilling out.
It was Fabulous!!