Travel Blogs from Cannes
... I had more time here. I would love to spend my days sketching and painting - in the sun it would be absolute bliss.
There were so many artists selling their work along the dock. I was amazed but yet also inspired by one guy, his work was immense and I knew I had to speak to him about it. He was your average, tall French guy with a curly white moustache and white overalls. When I asked him what he used, he pulled out of his pocket a spatula ...
... Gotha, Nats and I were stoked. After some convincing Nik came without milky had a headache so stayed in the van. We had a few vodkas in the van then headed up. After no luck trying to get in the VIP line we decided to line up and try our luck in the conventional entry which seemed unrealistic at the time but then the line slowly started moving and we got in for only 25 euro, in Sydney it would beat least 50. When we got ...
After parking the car on our way to an anniversary lunch (46th), we discovered another of Cannes treasures - the Marche Forville or Forville Market. It is located close to the Rue Meynadier, the other shopping area used by the locals. Today was antiques and collectibles day and it was like wandering through the Antiques Roadshow. Housed in an opensided building, with heavy plastic curtains that can be unrolled in case of rain, it is a ...
... t have to worry about sharks! Surprisingly that took away a lot of anxiety of swimming in the sea compared to when I go swimming in the Atlantic. It was extremely refreshing and laying on the narrow beach was relaxing.
For dinner, a bunch of us went to find a restaurant on the Mediterranean because it was one of the girls birthday and she was turning 18! So we found a nice Italian restaurant ...
I had originally planned to fly to Avignon (LFMV) and spend three days in Provence, however, LFMV is not an Airport of Entry so the customs/Immigration people are generally not there. They do handle a few international flights a week, so they will process a private flight with 24 hours notice of arrival. Getting my FAA paperwork was so uncertain that it was not possible to predict 24 hours ahead of time so I had to forgo Avignon and instead ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Renoir Cannes
The gentleman who works the night shift was the BEST(alfonzo i think)! he helped us with taxi's, restaurants, trains, late night snacks... The hotel is very clean and the location is perfect.
Un palace au prix d'un 3 étoiles
Décor magnifique, cuir, moquette, etc ... Super design et à la fois luxueux. EN plus ont traverse une seul route et on est directement en centre ville.
Excellent kid-friendly hotel
We stayed for one night at this hotel in July, after spending a week in Aix-en-Provence. We stayed in a suite for 4 people (two adults & 2 kids) and it was perfect. Nice size, good price, very cheerful and well located for walking to the beach. It was also a very convenient place to stay just before flying from Nice Airport, as it only took us 25-30 minutes from the hotel to the airport. The front desk staff was very warm and helpful - Gerald especially, but really everyone we interacted with.
Good SAfe Bet
I originally booked another hotel and after seeing the reviews on Trip advisor, did not wasn't to chance it. I booked with Expedia and although there was a no refund policy, they did manage to cancel my previous booking and book me at the Renoir that had such a good review on trip advisor. What a good decision, it lived up to the expectation which was good location, clean, modern, good room facilities (bathroom, mini bar, good size bed etc..) We would stay again and recommend to anyone. The only thing you would want to add to the hotel is a swimming pool and a sea view. There maybe better ones out there for the money, but until they appear on Trip advisor, I wouldn't take the chance, play it safe with this hotel in Cannes unless you need more facilities.
Great find in the expensive French Riviera
What a great hotel and a reasonable price. Newly renovated 9 mths ago with marble bathrooms and a good choice of rooms - see their web site for the options - very accurate descriptions.
Modern white & cream decor with air conditioning, sealed windows, very clean, friendly service and car parking for 15 euro a day nearby. It was a great base from which to explore Grasse, St Tropez and Antibes. Although it's not on the beach, it's only a 10 mins walk there and same distance to the old town. It's located just up from the 'main action' but perfectly walkable and easy access with a a car to the main roads for exploration days.
We really loved this boutique hotel at such a great price for the area. Will recommend it to family & friends.
Great modern room, large bathroom, central location. excellent service.
Fantastisches, renoviertes Haus nur ein paar Minuten von der Croisette und den Läden entfernt. Wir hatten eine fantastische Suite. Alles war brandneu. Die kleinen Angestellten waren sehr aufmerksam und habe immer gern geholfen. Würde wiederkommen und fand es viel besser als das Carlton oder andere Häuser in Cannes.
The '50s Hollywood style at the Hotel Renoir
We found this charming boutique hotel on the [---] website and didn't regret staying there. It is an oasis of calm on a busy road only 10 min walk from the Croisette, restaurants and shops. We stayed in a luxurious suite that had walls covered with white leather, photographs of Hollywood film stars and old dated furniture with mirrors and ornament in leaf of gold and silver. You wouldn't expect anything less in Cannes...! It was absolutely wonderful and I would definitely stay there again.
Fantastic renovated property a few minutes away from the Croisette and shopping. We had the suite and it was fantastic. Everything was brand new. The staff albeit small was always helpful and willing to help.
Would stay here again- much better than the Carlton and other properties in Cannes.
Just back from a 6 night stay at the Renoir and was surprised to see there were no reviews of it on here. Was very tempted just to keep it to myself but thought I'd better share. Located in a quiet side street not far from the rail station, the Renoir is an oasis of calm. I would have sworn I was the only guest there if I hadn't seen all the other breakfast trays - it was really quiet and I slept well. The rooms are beautifully decked out in Provencal material and are very spacious.