CANNES IS A SMALL TOWN AND ITS BEACHFRONT LINED WITH SUPER PRICEY AND HIGHCLASS DESIGNER BOUTIQUES START FROM MARTINEZ HOTEL AT ONE END AND THE PALACE FESTIVAL HALL AT THE OTHER!
And if you walk slowly without entering the tempting stores and melting your platinum cards, it takes a leisurely 30 minutes!
Indeed after the second day, you will have discovered all of Cannes! The cheaper and just as fun shopping promenade is parallel to the main beach strip as apparently not every local is a multi-millionaire!
The main beach front is called Croisette and is world famous while its poor cousin running behind with no direct beach frontage is rue de Antibes. Here are fun, fashionable boutiques, shops, cafes and restaurants which normal Malaysians can afford. If you are a peasant and low class with no money you would not waste time visiting Cannes in the first place.
And especially during Cannes Film Festival when hotel rooms are booked and paid a year ahead to guarantee rooms are available for movie stars who expect to stay in Carlton, Miramar, Novotel, Martinez, Grand Palace and any of the 5-star hotels facing the sea. Even if your room does not! But the main thing is staying in a beach facing hotel to save face OK!
Expect to pay RM 1,000 minimum per night and I must say these so-called grand hotels are not that impressive either! Certainly not in the league of the grande dame hotels of Paris and London!
This is rue de Antibes the second street parallel to high class Croisette!
But they still sell cool shoes which are not cheap!
JW Marriott hosts the world famous VIP Club where the big stars and Kee Hua Chee go
The Carlton is certainly eye catching with its magnificent facade used to advertise everything from Avakian jewels to movie posters!
Hello Brad Pitt
Hello great Gatsby
Hello cool car
This photo of The Great Gatsby on Carlton must have appeared a million times in cyberspace!
The palm trees inspired the Golden Palm award for best movie!
The good life on Croisette
Cafe society on Croisette next to Carlton---cool!
Lone palm facing Miramar
Works of art on sale
Looks like Dali but are not
My wheels in Cannes...OK so I lied
What a life
This is still Cannes, not Disneyland Paris
The stately and majestic Croisette boulevard
My dream car but in red
I will take the motorbike if I can't get the car
Dato Nancy Yeoh with her RM 112,000 crocodile carryall
Creators of the bag at Carlton hotel
Designed for me and Arab types
Croc and diamond shoes
Very de nice
The backdrop is fake but the bike is real
What a darling doggie but my Dedione Kee is best
The car's owner allows tourists to enter and photograph
Cannes can be windy and cold!
Flashiness gets Kee Hua Chee everywhere
Look at the super yachts
One of the many pop-up beach clubs
Everyone blends in
This fur coat is my favourite. It is by Fendi and costs RM 128,000