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Free Things To Do in Cannes

If you have extra time, Marche Forville is worthwhile.
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    Things to do in Cannes
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    On La Croisette, a mile-long promenade that skirts the shore, you can lookout on the sparkling Mediterranean and the rolling Estérel hills.  You can also take in all the glamorous pedestrians, dressed in everything from designer apparel to skimpy bikinis and high heels.

    A TripAdvisor user has this to say: “This is an interesting street to stroll, my son had a great time counting all the Ferrari's we passed. ... Definitely the place to go if you like people watching.”

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    Rue Meynadier
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    This rue (or road) is lined with charming 18th-century houses, which have been repurposed as boutiques, selling everything from trendy and (relatively inexpensive) clothing to wine and cheese. Recent travelers say the macaroons at L'Atelier Jean-Luc Pelé (at No. 36) are absolutely not to be missed.

    One Virtual Tourist user says this about Rue Meynadier and the streets adjacent: “The pulse of Cannes lives on the back streets filled with shops and more restaurants to satisfy your every need. The fun is finding that one special gift for someone or that unusual find that will fit in nicely on your mantel or shelf back home.” 

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    Marché Forville (or Covered Market), located to the west of Rue Meynadier, is the city's most popular market. Open every day, you can purchase everything from fresh vegetables to pasta noodles. On Monday, however, the gourmand market turns into a flea market.

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    Rue d'Antibes
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    For high-end shopping, you'll want to head to Rue d'Antibes, a road that runs parallel to La Croisette but lies a few blocks inland. You'll find designers like MaxMara, Agnes B and Missoni among other shops that sell perfume and jewelry and pastries. If you don't want to buy, you don't have to: Window-shopping and people-watching are nearly as enjoyable as credit card-swiping, but without all that buyer's remorse.

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