Photos by Jim Raycroft
Standing on the steps of glise Notre Dame Esperance, all of Cannes stretches out below.
Though Cannes may be best known for its spring film festival, there’s plenty to see the rest of the year, though the sights are of places rather than celebrities. Armed with another walking-tour map from the visitor’s center, I set off to conquer Cannes. (It was this very good map that led me to Jean Luc Pel on Rue d’Antibes for a fantastic Nutella macaroon.) The Muse de La Castre and the glise Notre Dame sit on top the highest point in Cannes, offering panoramic views of the city and port. My map led me down the hill via the narrow Rue St. Antoine, which is Cannes’ restaurant row. As I watched workers set up tables and chairs for the night, fold napkins, and write the prix fixe menus on chalkboards, I knew I’d found where to come for dinner. But choosing a restaurant was difficult—each one was more adorable than the last. I chose Di Fredo based on the availability of crme brulee on its prix fixe menu.
This article originally appeared in the December 2010 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.