Things to do in Cannes - Part 1

The motorcycle roads around Cannes are amazing. But there is more to the South of France than just motorcycling. We put together a list of things to do in Cannes and the surrounding areas. Access is easy. On a motorcycle you have little problems with traffic jams or finding parking spaces so whether it’s museums or history you love or you just relish a great restaurant, Cannes and its neighbors offer you beauty and luxury in abundance. To make this guide easy to use for you, we give you an overview of what to do in Cannes and nearby regions including the attractions and any links to relevant websites for further information. Obviously, there are many more things to do on the Cote Azur. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Eze

Eze is often described as an eagle’s nest due to its hilltop location on the French Riviera. The small medieval village is known for its beauty and charm. You will find small shops, art galleries, hotels and a medieval chapel of 1306. But the best thing is the amazing view across the Mediterranean. For further information please visit the Eze Tourist Office.

We recommend taking the Moyenne Corniche from Nice to Eze and on the way back the Haute Corniche to Cannes. A beautiful stretch of road with great photo opportunities. Please click here for the GoogleMaps route.

 

Saint Paul de Vence

Saint Paul de Vence is a beautifully maintained medieval town. In July and August it can get busy. It is one of those “been there, done that, got the t-shirt“ places. The place itself offers nice views across Cagnes and the Mediterranean. Little bars and art galleries round off the experience. The St Paul de Vence museum experience is also well worth a trip. So why not visit the Foundation Maeght museum? The building is impressive considering it was built 1964. If you enjoy modern art from Bonnard, Braque, Chagall, Giacometti or Miro, then this place is for you.

The ride from Cannes up to Saint Paul de Vence is very nice if you take this route via Le Bar sur Loup. After your visit in Saint Paul de Vence, why not treat yourself to a coffee at the 5* Chateau Saint Martin. The views from the terrace are exceptional and the concierge is a keen biker, who has been riding with us.

 

Grasse

Grasse is known as the world's capital for perfume producing over half than France’s natural aromas for perfume. For example, Chanel has its own rose and jasmine plantation in Grasse. The local perfumeries are Galimard and Fragonard. These companies offer perfume tours and you can go on a workshop to create your own perfume. No easy feat as it turns out. Bit of information on the side, the female rally driver Michele Mouton is from Grasse. Driving the twisty roads around Grasse must have been a good preparation for winning the Rally San Remo in 1981.

 

Check back soon for the next instalment of our guide to Cannes and the surrounding regions. If you want to know more about motorcycle rentals, storage or touring holidays then please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from you and keep the shiny side up!

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