I caught the train to Cannes as I was staying in Nice just a half an hour up the coast, so it was really easy to walk from the train station to Le Croisette, where I spent a good hour, sitting on the little blue seats like everyone else, and just people-watched. It’s amazing what you see actually, a lot of tall blond Russian ladies on the arms of short, tanned 70 year olds, dripping with gold, amongst other things! The Cannes Film Festival had just finished when I arrived, so there were loads of massive yachts in the harbour and all the white tents were still up at the end of Le Croisette. The actual cinema has a Hall of Fame with hand prints round the edge set in concrete like the one in Los Angeles.
From here I walked up high into the narrow streets which overlook the harbour and came across some fabulous street art painted on a wall depicting the Film Industry, it’s one of my favourite pieces of street art that I’ve seen anywhere and it’s really lifelike as it’s in 3D.
The shopping streets behind Le Croisette are amazing. You’ve got the normal shops that you see everywhere else, but all down the little side streets were individual boutiquey type shops with stuff that you don’t see anywhere else.