Cannes: Going Back Down the Hill

We walked along the cobblestone streets of the historic part of the city and I loved the peachy pink colors of the buildings and the roof tiles……. and of course the flowers.

Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

And I was interested in this tree with a very, very large thick trunk. I don’t know what it is, but I did learn that it is a preferred tree for cities with pollution. The bark is forever recycling itself by picking up the dirty particles from the air and then sheds the bark.

Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

Had to photograph it up close and personal too. Looks like camouflage, which I would say it is……..

Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

Everywhere on the streets of Europe now are some kind of barrier on the pedestrian streets. Cannes had these giant black cannon balls to stop vehicles from getting on the pavement. Also, popular were pop-up barriers, that were remote controlled, at the end of the streets. Trucks were allowed into the pedestrian areas only at certain times of the day. We usually saw them making early morning deliveries. Police would be at the barrier points and the delivery trucks only had so much time to make their deliveries and then get out before the police raised the barriers back up. Believe me we saw some very harried delivery drivers!

Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

Did you also notice how spotless Cannes was?  We did.

Town Hall, Cannes, France

And the architecture was outstanding…….

Cannes, France
Cannes, France

Well, we are leaving Cannes and next going to Grasse. Back on the bus……it has been a pleasure to visit Cannes and I would definitely go back.  Just to let you know, some of the other excursions coming to Cannes visited the Palais des Festivals, where the Cannes Film Festival is held annually. On the pavement outside the building you will find celebrity hand prints of movie stars also. Between the Palais and the historic area, you will find all the shopping you would want from some of the world’s most prestigious designers, followed by one boutique after another. So there is something here for everyone!

What will we do in Grasse? We will be touring the Fragonard Perfumery there! How do they make perfume? We’ll find out next!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Hello, the tree is a plane tree (Platanus), also a common street tree in London.


    1. Thank you about the information…..I thought this might be a plane tree, but it did’t look like the plane trees we have seen in Portugal, Italy and other places……There must be many different varieties!


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