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Rentals In The South of France - Cannes by Richard Rspad
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Located in the south of France,
the beach town of Cannes is legendary. Vacation rentals in Cannes can be
inexpensive unless you are trying to catch the famous film festival.
Vacation Rentals In The
South of France - Cannes
When you hear the name Cannes,
a beautiful southern French town on the Cote d'Azur, you might automatically
think of the famous Cannes Film Festival. While this is a major event in
Cannes, it is certainly not the only reason to take a trip here. Whether
you want to experience the tranquil blue waters of the Rivera or the atmosphere
of a small French town, Cannes is a great place to enjoy a vacation. Rentals
in Cannes make it easy to spend as little time or as long as you would
like in the village, and you can set up your own home away from home.
|Mandelieu la Napoule is
one of the unique places in Cannes. Frankly, it is a bit of a secret. The
house is located up on the hills surrounding Cannes, which is nice when
you need a bit of piece and quite. It has an open French charm, and sleeps
four to six people. The key to the place is the pool and view, which is
to die for as it overlooks the town and ocean. This is a great place to
kick back and just take in the sunset with a cool drink. For those who
like to party the night away, it is also a great place to watch sunrises!
The rental will set you back between 300 and 600 Euros a night depending
on the season.
If you are interested in
hobnobbing with the celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival, be sure to
schedule your trip for the appropriate time - usually in May. (In 2007,
the Festival will take place between May 17 and May 28). You will need
to be credentialed as a film industry professional, however, to get into
the events. Most of the screenings and other festivities are not open to
the general public.
Lodgings in Cannes are often
booked well in advance of a trip, so make sure to consult your travel agent
about the possibility of renting an open one. One such beautiful location
that is available to rent is located only 50 meters from La Croisette,
and its two bedrooms, dining room, living room, day room and more easily
accommodates eight people.
This style of lodging is
common among those for rent in Cannes, and they can cost about 2900 Euros
per week in the high season. Put another way, this is not the spot for
the budget traveler.
Whenever you choose to visit
the south of France, make sure to look into private rentals in Cannes.
By staying for an extended period in one of these comfortable places, you
can be sure to get a real feel for living in the south of France. The beauty
and charm of Cannes is world-renowned, so making a trip here is definitely
a luxury worth spending your money on!
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|About the Author - Richard
Rspad is with ResortSpaDestinations.com - reviews and articles on spa
Top Four Drives by Fiona Hilliard
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A short drive in any direction
from Nice will take you to charming villages, unspoilt landscapes and dramatic
scenery. What are you waiting for-pack up the hire car, roll out the map
and hit the road!
|1.Eze-y Does It
The pretty medieval village
of Eze can be reached within 11km of the city of Nice and boasts a range
of interesting cultural and historical attractions. The village has a dramatic
location, perched high above the Mediterranean on a rocky hilltop. A walking
tour of the village gives visitors the chance to absorb remarkable feats
of engineering and architecture. First stop should be the town's 12th century
castle which sits on a narrow craggy peak.
The castle was torn down
during a turbulent era in the 17th century, but its attractive grounds
survive to this day. Jardin Exotique is to be found in the grounds presently
and offers visitors panoramic views of the coast from 429m high. The view
doesn't come cheap however and a generous donation is expected.
Cafe, Nice, France Photographic Print
Visitors are encouraged to
sample the sweet enterprise of the region at either Parfumerie Galimard
or Parfumerie Fragonard perfumeries, both of which are situated in Eze
village. The perfume factories offer guided tours, with special discount
rates available to groups.
2. Picturesque Peillon
Heading 20km outside of Nice,
you'll reach the fortified medieval village of Peillon, which is regarded
by many to be the most beautiful village on the Cote d'Azur. The hill's
clinging grey and white structures offer fantastic opportunities for photographs
and it's well worth bringing your camera along for the journey.
The village is pedestrian-only,
meaning you'll have to park your hire car at the plaza at the base of the
village and make your way to the centre under your own steam. The stroll
allows you to take advantage of stunning views of the village's stepped
terraces and narrow winding streets.
As Peillon has not been subject
to the usual tacky commercialisation, it's possible to purchase an authentic
memento of your trip from the village's only gift shop 'La Maiouneta'.
The shop is situated close to the fountain and sells local produce, as
well as paintings and ceramic creations by local artists.
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3. Gorge-ous Loup Gorges
The spectacular Gorges Du
Loup is well worth a journey. This area of fragile natural beauty can be
accessed 40km from Nice via the D2210 road, which runs along the Châteauneuf-Pré
Du Lac close to nearby Grasse.
Follow the D6 at the bottom
of the valley at Pont-du-Loup, where, if you look upwards through the ultra
narrow gorge, you'll see the town of Gourdon perched on the cliffs high
above, as well as the shattered, bomb-scarred pillars of the railway viaduct
which sweeps cleanly around the valley.Driving another 4km on this route,
allows you to catch a glimpse of the Cascade de Courmes waterfall, spraying
craggy moss-dappled boulders and leafy undergrowth in its path. The waterfall
then makes a deafening 40m plunge, well worth inspecting in person. Parking
places are limited so it's best to leave the car at the exit of the first
4. Magic Mougins
Mougins' pretty medieval
charms have long attracted artists and dignitaries to this town. Spanish
artist Pablo Picasso spent the last few years of his life in Mougins and
visitors to Mougins will find many local exhibitions dedicated to the artist.
. It's easy to while away a few hours browsing the village's studios and
galleries. The Museum of Photography in Mougins is definitely worth a look.
Here you'll find a fascinating permanent collection of Picasso portraits.
Mougins is renowned for its
excellent cuisine and hungry day-trippers are guaranteed to find something
to silence rumbling tummies; whether you opt for fine dining at the famous
Michelin starred Moulin de Mougins restaurant or simple cheap local eats
from one of the town's atmospheric cafés. The journey to Mougins
also takes you through fragrant Grasse, regarded as the international capital
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|About the Author - Fiona
Hilliard is a freelance journalist and writer who specialises in writing
travel features for print and on-line media. Car
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