After our lovely visit to Cassis, Cannes was an abrupt change. Not necessarily a bad change, just a significant change of pace. We arrived close to midnight, hungry and tired. So headed out to explore the neon and club-music filled theme bars. And, of course, we found an Irish pub as well. We were a little late for food it turns out. So we finally gave up and settled for some 10 euro drinks and Le Big Macs. Yes, we ate at McDonald's in France. We really had no choice.
The next day was 4th of July! We really explored Cannes's old town district which was full of beautiful old buildings, a fabulous food and flower market and spectacular views of the bay. We also had a lunch of traditional Provencal food in the oldest restaurant in Cannes. As you can see from the pictures we really enjoyed the food. After lunch, we headed to the beach. It was so nice to spend some time in the water and getting more sun. Worn out from our busy day of sightseeing and beach time, it was time to move on to Nice, Villefranche, and our evening destination Monaco.