As Cannes is filling up with conferences again, we want to remind you of the immediate general needs and services available in the city.
Here are a few insider tips from some 10-year Cannes veterans on the Akommo team, starting with the various travel options:
By car driving from Paris, for example, to Cannes takes about 8 hours. By rail, cities such as Lille, Brussels, Milan, Basel, Rome and Venice are all connected to Cannes. You can also reach Cannes by ferry, which is available to the Port of Nice from Bastia and Calvi in Corsica. The fastest and most popular way to get to Cannes is by air, of course. Nice is the closest major airport, about a 30 minute drive away from Cannes.
Once at the arrival destination, there are different ways to access the city. Taxi fares between 19:00 and 07:00 are subject to a surcharge, as are journeys made on Sundays and bank holidays. There’s a very affordable bus, but can make your journey quite a bit longer. At Akommo we also offer very reliable transport service between Nice and Cannes. Our trusted, multilingual drivers can be arranged to meet you at arrivals and take you directly to your Akommodation.
Once in Cannes:
There are great restaurants that are not to be missed. La Palme d’Or is widely recognized as one of the best. You can find it on 73, Boulevard de la Croisette and offers a creative and extended menu. If you are looking for seafood then you should try Gaston Gastounette in 6/7 Quai Saint Pierre. There are also some cute brasseries in Cannes. Le Cirque Cafeis one of the best restaurants we experienced at MIPIM ’17, located on the famous pedestrian street, Rue Hoche, offering excellent wine and exquisite French modern plates. There is also a beautiful cafe located very close to the Palais called Bar Lalu (32 Rue Commandant André).
It is always helpful to have the emergency numbers in Cannes. The telephone for medical help is 15. For the police 17, fire and accidents 18 and SOS (all services) is 112. Remember that Cannes area code is +33 556. Public services operate between 09:00 and 17:00hs. Generally, banks in France are open weekdays, from 09:30 to 16:30 (the Banque de France is an exception and closes at 15:30), and some banks are also open on Saturday. Banks at airports and main train stations open as early as 06:30 AM and close as late as 22:30.
For more information about tourism in Cannes, you can visit the Information Office on 1, Boulevard de la Croisette, or call 04 93 39 24 53.
Have you ever been to Cannes? Do you have any other tips or favorite restaurants? We want to know!