“Winding up from themarina, the streets of old‘Vieux‘ Cannes aretransformed at night intoa buzzing neighbourhood,with restaurants and caféseither side of the narrowcobbled streets. We had afantastic meal sat outside ina great little restaurant –very atmospheric and idealfor people watching”
Carol Field, Marketing Manager
Our Regional Managers and other well-travelled employees are the eyes and ears of the South of France.So who better to ask if you’re looking for a beautiful view or two?
Pick up any French travel feature and you’ll always readabout the aquamarine waters of St Tropez, the purplefields of Provence and the sparkling ice slopes of theAlps. Don’t get us wrong, these vistas truly are stunning.But in the quintessential home of beautiful views surelythere are others that can dazzle our senses.So we asked some of our South of France RegionalManagers and other well-travelled colleagues what hadcaught their eyes, and they couldn’t wait to share theirfavourites with you.
Cannes – the star of the French Riviera
The ‘star’ of the French Riviera, Cannes is as renownedfor its millionaire yachts and flashy sports cars as it is forits international film festival. And yet behind the glitzylifestyle, lies the fascinating old city that so enchantsCarol Field, Marketing Manager.
In Cannes, everything is centred around the old port with miles and miles of golden sand attracting visitors to its shores. Head inland and discover the 12thcentury Tour de Mt Chevalier and the medieval church Notre-Dame-de-l’Espérence. Stand in front of the church’s ancient rampart wall and you’ll betreated to spectacular views across the city, the port and even the Massif del’Esterel mountains.And as the sun sets on the old town, what better time to take Carol’s advice andfind a seat with a view at one of its fabulous restaurants and watch the world goby. Enthusing about how fresh and tasty the French food is, Carol has given usyet another reason to sample all the delights that Cannes has to offer.
Wander around truly picturesque gardens www.chateau-lanapoule.com
Create yourown scent in this working perfumery
The Sofitel’s restaurant
7th floor panoramic views of the old port, town, sea and Esterel
In Jamie’s Italy, Jamie travels the famous cuisine inspiring country cooking classic dishes of each region andsearching for new ones to bring home. The result is asensational collection of Italian recipes, old and new, thatcan encourage a piece of the Mediterranean intoeveryone’s kitchen. For more Italian inspiration see ourSicily feature, page 10.
If our Cornwall feature on page 14 inspires you, then you can viewexhibitions from Hugh Stoneman and Rose Hilton from 26th January until4th May 2008. So why not pay St Ives a visit in time to see them both.Use our suggested website to research before you go.
Katie Melua, Pictures
If you loved Katie’s previous albums, then you’regoing to love her latest offering. Pictures is full of timeless jazz-style tunes, perfect for listening to whileyou enjoy a lazy afternoon in your cottage.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
In the fifth instalment of J.K Rowling’s hugely popular series,Harry and friends find they must take matters into their own handsto defend themselves against the Dark Arts. But will they beprepared for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead? A must-seefor children and adults alike.
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Corniche Road overlooking Cannes, Cote d’AzurVieux Cannes
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