Frogs Legs in Cannes

Today’s excursion took us further along the French Riviera to Cannes – about a one-hour drive. Finding suitable parking started to become a problem, as most parking was underground and the height restriction was either 1.8 or 1.9 metres, meaning the Defender wouldn’t fit. We found an open-air car-park further down the promenade but that was full! Eventually, we drove inland a bit and found an almost empty open-air car-park from which we walked back to the promenade.

Le Rendez Vous Restaurant
Le Rendez Vous Restaurant

For lunch we stopped at a roadside restaurant called Le Rendez-Vous. I had six nice fresh oysters followed by frogs legs in garlic butter. Lovely!

Frogs legs in garlic butter
Frogs legs in garlic butter

After lunch, we passed by the theatre that hosts the Cannes Film Festival and looked at the hand imprints of famous actors. We had a peek at the beach and wandered around the shopping district for a while.

Sylvester Stallone hand-print
Sylvester Stallone hand-print
"Hommage Au Cinema" by Max Cartier (1990). Located near to the Cannes Festival theatre.
“Hommage Au Cinema” by Max Cartier (1990). Located near to the Cannes Festival theatre.
One of the beaches in Cannes
One of the beaches in Cannes
Part of the famous luxury InterContinental Carlton Hotel in Cannes, built in 1911. The hotel was a central location for the Alfred Hitchcock film 'To Catch a Thief' starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. In 2013, $137 worth of jewels were stolen from the hotel in a daylight robbery.
Part of the famous luxury InterContinental Carlton Hotel in Cannes, built in 1911. The hotel was a central location for the Alfred Hitchcock film ‘To Catch a Thief’ starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. In 2013, $137 million worth of jewels were stolen from the hotel in a daylight robbery.

Our week in Eze Bord de Mer is almost over. Tomorrow we’ll drive to Lyon where we’ll stay for a couple of nights.

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s