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01-06-2011, 06:28 PM #1
I am currently looking at places to study abroad next spring and I have come across a program that is in Cannes and seems to fit my criteria quite well. I would actually be attending the Cannes Film Festival too!
Anyone been there? Any thoughts/comments/tips about the area? Where to go, where not to go, etc?
Pictures are also welcome! Thanks in advance* A dream is fictional, a goal is possible*
01-06-2011, 08:20 PM #2Member
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My family stayed in a villa in Mandelieu which is a town on the mountain overlooking the Bay of Cannes back in 07. This is by far my favorite place I have visited and will be going back soon! We had great weather, a great chef and a great driver to show us around the South of France.
I would definitely go to Nikki Beach in St. Tropez as it is the place to be. Great food, wine, women and the view is great. Not to mention the parking lot which is regularly filled with exotics.
Is this your first time traveling to the area? What kind of program did you find?
I will look for pictures but they may be on another computer.
01-06-2011, 08:32 PM #3
This is my first time to the area. This past May I traveled Italy for nearly 10 days so I am used to the international experience to an extent. The program includes trips to Provence, Paris and St. Tropez, and I intend to make my way to Monaco at some point as well. I will have many weekends to travel and a week come spring break too. I will be living on campus which overlooks the courtyard to the Mediterranean sea actually. Just from the little I have heard/read/researched it sounds like an incredible place to spend 4 months.* A dream is fictional, a goal is possible*
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01-07-2011, 12:04 AM #4Member
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Yes it will be an incredible place to spend 4 months. Definitely make your way to Monaco. If you are into cars and boats you will love it there.
What subject is the program you are considering? Which school?
01-07-2011, 12:16 AM #5
I love yachts and definitely exotic cars, quite involved in that industry here on the east coast. The subject of the program is basically the french language and french culture. I will get my fine art credits out of the way by doing this. The school is the Collége International de Cannes.* A dream is fictional, a goal is possible*
01-07-2011, 12:29 AM #6
Sign on the dotted line and don't look back! Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is one of the nicest regions in France if not in all of Europe. I'll go back any chance I get. The beaches are always nice (just stay away from the super popular ones where you'll pay tourist-trap prices).
We stayed off the beaten path in a Boulouris, a very small village in between the hustle and bustle of the usual suspects. Take a day trip to Grasse and visit the Fragonard factory, one of the oldest and most respected perfumeries (and cologne too, of course) in the world.
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
01-07-2011, 12:36 AM #7
So I've heard! I believe there is a day trip included to the Fragonard factory actually. Like I said, I'll be basically smack dab in Cannes on the water so I will have to search around for the non tourist trap beaches and such. Thanks for that tip!
With this positive feedback and the program itself, it shouldn't be too hard to convince a friend to go with me!* A dream is fictional, a goal is possible*
01-14-2011, 12:55 AM #8
There are so many beautiful, small towns and villages to explore if you hop on the train from St. Raphael to Ventimiglia just over the Italian border. As I wrote earlier, we stayed in Boulouris.
Here is a nice little place on the water that had great seafood, the swordfish and squid were particularly good...
AzurAlive: Best Beach: La Plage de La Tortue
restaurant plage la Tortue Boulouris
01-14-2011, 01:06 AM #9
Thanks for posting some more info! Youre making the year long wait seem even longer! lol I love swordfish too....* A dream is fictional, a goal is possible*
01-19-2011, 12:14 AM #10
Definitely take a few day trips to Ventimiglia just over the Italian border too, they have a great daily market there and some quaint waterfront restaurants that offer pretty good seafood.
If I get my Facebook account back up and running, I'll post some pictures from my trip.