Ciro

ciroThe best pizza I had in Cannes was at a place called Ciro. If you are craving some pizza, definitely stop by as the pizzas are thin, crisp, light, and nicely sauced.

Ciró
33 rue Bivouac Napoleon
06400 Cannes
Tél: 04 93 39 21 24

www.cirocannes.com

Brunch at Carlton

carlton-brunch-1The best brunch in Cannes takes place only on Sundays at the beach restaurant of the Carlton Hotel. With a giant variety of tiny, impeccably made, very detailed pieces of food ranging from desserts to mini turkey clubs to mixed seafood, the brunch is an incredible meal and good way to start the day.

Intercontinental Carlton Cannes
58 La Croisette, CS 40052
6414 Cannes
Tél: 04 93 06 40 06

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Da Laura

da-lauraSurprisingly, one of the greatest pasta dishes ever is located at a restaurant named Da Laura in Cannes, France. I loved the spicy arrabbiata sauce on a filling dish of just-right, al dente spaghetti. The sauce is think, but very splashy and has a steady heat. Go and taste this pasta if in Cannes!

Da Laura
8 rue du 24 août
06400 Cannes
Tél: 04 93 38 40 51

Nounou

nounou-3One of the biggest specialties of the South of France is bouillabaisse. Bouillabaisse is fish soup that is a fish tasting broth with fish, sometimes lobster or shrimp, and comes with toast and rouille (an orange or yellow mayo based mixture). Nounou gave a variety of five flakey fish in a thick, warm, salty broth. I loved putting the toast with the semi-sweet rouille in the soup and soaking it. With a touch of Parmesan cheese, the bouillabaisse was an experience!

Nounou
Bd des Frères Roustan
06220 Golfe-Juan
(5 min. from Cannes)
Tél: 04 93 63 71 73
www.nounou.fr

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Ice Cream Stand

ice-cream-stand-2 ice-cream-stand-1Unfortunately I don’t believe this ice cream stand has a specific name, but on the side of the boardwalk, outside of the Carlton Hotel, some of the best banana soft serve lives in a small ice cream stand. Only two euros, this treat is great for a hot day or a dessert.

L’Ondine

londineMy favorite restaurant on the beach of Cannes was definitely L’Ondine. The portions are huge, the food is amazing, and it’s always a lively, cool restaurant to go to. My favorite dish at L’Ondine was the “Lobster Pasta” which contained a ton of lobster (including half the tail in the shell) and a perfectly creamy, succulent sauce. If on the beach, this is the place to go.

L’Ondine
64 Boulevard de la Croisette
06400 Cannes
Tél: 04 93 94 23 15

Gaston et Gastonette

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Mussels are a common occurrence in the south of France. And being honest, they are incredible anywhere you go in the area. My favorites were the mussels at a small spot on the marina called Gaston et Gastonette. The mussels are almost all the same size, perfectly sized (very small), and are soaked in a delicious white, garlic filled, and delicious sauce. A fantastic dish and a fun little restaurant.

Gaston et Gastonette
6-7 Quai Saint-Pierre
06400 CANNES
Tél. 04 93 39 47 92