How I spend an Afternoon on La Croisette, Cannes!
The Boulevard de la Croisette, which sits in Cannes on France’s famous Riviera is one of the most beloved boulevards in France, it is 2km long and home to many of Cannes’ greatest landmarks! Excited to share with you how I like spending an afternoon on La Croisset, Cannes!
✧ I love visiting the Marché Forville for pre-lunch nibbles.
At the eastern end of the Croisette is the Marché Forville, Cannes’ best loved market. It closes at lunchtime, so this is the place to have your pre-lunch nibbles. Head to see one of the vendors, like Julien Rostan, who is a specialist in organic vegetables. Buy some fresh olives or succulent tomatoes from him to munch as you walk, smell the fresh flowers and taste some local wine. Delicious.
Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 7am to 1pm. Closed Mondays.
✧ Windown Shop
This is the strip to be seen on, you can enjoy a walk along the promenade whilst you window shop and there are always options to stop and enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail in the sunshine.
✧ Eat at the Carlton Beach Club
The Carlton Beach Club is the perfect address for a French Riviera getaway where you can enjoy a unique experience at any time of the day, facing the sublime Mediterranean.
✧ A Trip To Carlton Intercontinental
An afternoon wouldn’t be Cannes without a trip to one of the most famous hotels on the strip. The hotel was made famous in the 50s by Alfred Hitchcock (it’s here that he filmed part of To Catch a Thief with Grace Kelly) and it plays host to celebrities every year during the Cannes Film Festival.
✧ Head back to the beach for some swimming and the sunset.
You might not want to be at the beach all day, so it’s a good idea to head there for sunset. Stroll along La Croisette, watching all of Cannes’ life and pick a sun lounger on a private Cannes beach.
✧ Catch a helicopter ride!
I love flying to Eden-Roc hotel for a pool day or an amazing dinner.