Stop in at Confiserie Bruno, an elegant sweets shop that opened in 1958, for dried fruits and dark and milk chocolate accented with hazelnuts and fresh orange. Locals also rave about the marrons glacés, or candied chestnuts.
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Take a 15-minute ferry ride to the Îles de Lérins, a remote 30-room, 11th-century abbey where monks still live and work. Twenty of its acres have been dedicated to grape production and winemaking since the Middle Ages. You can sample their fine Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, Mourvèdres, and Syrahs at the nearby Restaurant La Tonnelle, located a short walk from the island’s pier.
Chefs and locals shop for fresh fish, fruits, and vegetables at this traditional indoor market in central Cannes. Pick up picnic provisions—organic bread, olives, cheese, and strawberries—before heading to the coast for a relaxed (and affordable) lunch by the beach.
This lengthy waterfront promenade, where the Cannes Film Festival is held every year, is flanked by white sands and blue ocean on one side and the city’s most glamorous shops, restaurants, and hotels on the other. Beaches are private (though most are accessible for a price), but the most coveted spots might well be the promenade’s park blue chairs, ideal perches from which to people-watch.
Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.