Many unexpected delights of Cannes are often found by walking around the city and it is often the quickest way to get around. The bus system is the only public form of transport in the city but it is well equipped. Buses are fairly frequent - every quarter of an hour or so – and taxis can easily be flagged down in the street.
The riverfront area offers highly desirable but more expensive food, so Rue Meynadier within Le Suquet is the more affordable option, complemented with breathtaking views. For a romantic option, the northern suburb of Le Cannet is reachable by taxi and worth the journey with a traditional French setting.
While the Cannes film festival is the headline act there are more intricate events to absorb. Carnival on the Riviera is an annual street parade marking the 21-day run-up to Shrove Tuesday and in February, the International Festival of Games is a festival celebrating the timeless ‘board game’ with chess, backgammon and many more.
Legend has it that the island fortress prison of Île Sainte-Marguerite is haunted by the mystifying and mythical ghost of a figure known as the ‘Man in the Iron Mask’. The Tour du Masque is a popular attraction that takes visitors on a tour to visit the very cell in which the said figure spent 11 confined years.
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