It was a great season to visit this famous and almost exclusive city in the Southern seaside of France in May. I was there in the early May and I was lucky to jump into the crowds of Cannes Film Festival there.

It was a day trip by feet in this expensive and luxury city, especially during the days that all celebrities were in town. I managed to joined the crowds and tried a sip of chasing the celebrities. Excited but hard to get to the front line for sure. Also, I had my half relaxing day wandering in the old town and on the busiest beach.


要去南法的戛纳,当选五月!不是因为法国五月,而是因为这个小小的城市会在五月初变成一个名流聚集、明星排排坐的舞台。我也没特意留意戛纳电影节的时间,没想到这偶尔安排的一日游,便正巧撞上电影节!

在戛纳,两条腿满街跑就足够把戛纳走个遍了,当然两条腿走的好处,就是随时随地可以试下捕捉国际影星的瞬间。带着我的微单,虽然不及人家长枪短炮那么厉害,好在还有那么点空隙,可以试着追一下星。不过来到戛纳,可不是来追星的,不能错过戛纳老城区和美丽的海滩和海滩大道。

3 Top things to do in Canne1

I was based in Nice, and to Cannes, it was just a 30-minute train ride. But, it is a quite crowded short train trip, with the crowds of Cannes Film Festival. I also had a small story to tell, which indeed was not a good one. I lost my lovely and colourful coin-wallet on the train, and I was pretty sure I fell into the victim of that woman with two kids. It didn’t affect my exciting travel mood, and even felt ‘satisfied’ to have my Europe experience complete with a thief story to tell. However, I still feel a bit sad about that pretty souvenir from Barcelona.
Arriving in Cannes and getting out from the train station, the city structure was quite similar to Nice, which is all the way down to the beach. Passing the quiet and beautiful residential blocks, it was so easy to find the famous Palais des Festivals, where Cannes Film Festival was settled and the big screen was broadcasting the Red Carpet lively.


我住在尼斯,做个火车去戛纳,车程只有半小时。不过,这半小时,可不简单。满载着游客的车厢肯定没位子坐,大家都兴奋的讨论电影节的事。我也有一个小故事可以说,不过也不是什么好事。在火车上,我的一个彩色零钱袋被一个带着两小孩的女人给洗劫了,连钱带包一起消失。这个小插曲倒是没影响到我旅游的好心情,甚至还有点小满足,想着“终于欧洲之旅算是圆满了”!只可惜了巴塞隆纳的这个小纪念品,没能顺利跟着我回家。

到达戛纳,一出火车站,眼下这一片觉得跟尼斯很相似。脑子也不用动,跟着人流,一路向正前方的蓝色海岸线进发就是了。一路穿过美丽而安静的住宅区,戛纳电影节的主会场(Palais des Festivals)就在眼前。旁边的大屏幕正在实时转播红毯的盛况。

3 Top things to do in Canne1

3 Top things to do in Canne1

Apart from the seaside crowds and the luxury hotels and restaurants spreads in a line, I turned back and got onto the hill where those colourful buildings were. It was the great fun to wander alone in the old town of Canne (Le Suquet). It was build up by all the narrow lanes and slight slopes. And, I can never stop wandering in and out those boutiques for those handcrafts, paintings and French-style clothes.


海岸线上一字排开的奢华酒店和餐厅,不适合背包族,我转头便走入戛纳的老城区。戛纳的老城区依着小山丘(Le Suquet),最出名的是位于其中的修道院。这是典型的欧洲老城区风格,狭小的街道,四通八达,抬头只有一线天。石板街,加上颜色鲜艳的矮小建筑,就好像玩具城一样。最喜欢的就是依着街道的那些小店铺了,卖手工艺品的,卖衣服,卖花,卖油画的,真是逛也逛不完。

3 Top things to do in Canne1

Coming back to La Croisette which is just next to Palais des Festivals. It was attached to the wonderful but packed beach. The beach connects Vieux Port beside the Palais des Festivals and Port Pierre Canto at the other far end. I had my after-lunch hours on the beach where was offering my endless blues.


从小山丘下来会到繁华的海岸线上,漫步在 La Croisette 上可以看到戛纳美丽的蓝色海岸线,从Palais des Festivals 一头的 Vieux Port 一直延伸到另一头的Port Pierre Canto。海滩上,“插”满晒太阳的人群是不用多说的了,不过总也能给我找到个好地方,也来晒一晒,午后的几个小时,就是这样打消的。

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