The busy thoroughfares of Riou Petit Juas and Av. de Grasse can be found in the heart of the fashionable resort town of Cannes, on the French Riviera. Perhaps best known for its annual Film Festival, which has attracted the rich and famous to this coastal town every May since 1939, Cannes is also renowned for its beaches and busy waterfront, which is lined with designer shops and high-class restaurants. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Riou Petit Juas-Av. de Grasse and in Cannes as a whole will find that both streets are well placed for exploring the town comfortably and with ease. Here they will find a good choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation, mainly in the form of spacious apartments, set in some of the town’s most elegant buildings.
When weather permits, most visitors spending their holidays in Riou Petit Juas – Av. de Grasse will head to the world famous beaches of the French Riviera. La Croisette is perhaps Cannes best known beach, where such water sports as jet skiing, yachting and canoeing can be enjoyed in its sheltered waters. Tourists may alternatively top-up their tan under the warm Mediterranean sun, on its immaculately clean sands, before cooling off with a dip in the sea. Retail therapy is another popular pastime here, where shoppers are spoilt for choice with the town’s numerous designer boutiques, department stores and independent stores, where they may spot the odd celebrity enjoying the same!
As well as the more obvious amenities of a coastal resort, visitors spending their holidays in Riou Petit Juas - Av. de Grasse will find that Cannes also boasts numerous more cultural and historical attractions and places of interest. Particular draws are the Museum of the Art and History of Provence, which is housed in an impressive 18th century mansion. In a similar vein is the town’s Museum de la Castre, which is located within the fortified tower of the Chapel of St. Anne and contains an extensive collection of Mayan, Peruvian and Pacific atoll artefacts and pottery; and the unique Museum of International Perfumes. Also well worth visiting whilst in Cannes are the off lying islands of Ile Saint-Honorat and Ile Sainte-Marguerite, the self imposed exile of the infamous ‘Man in the Iron Mask’ .
Most visitors spending their holidays in Riou Petit Juas - Av. de Grasse are drawn by the south of France’s pleasant Mediterranean climate. Summers tend to be dry and warm, with temperatures often reaching the mid- to late-twenties degrees Celsius. Winters can be much cooler, though temperatures still average between 10 and 14 degrees. The region receives an average annual rainfall of around 27 inches.
Travellers form the UK looking to spend their holidays in Riou Petit Juas - Av. de Grasse and Cannes as a whole will fly from London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Leeds-Bradford (LBA), Birmingham (BHX), Newcastle (NCL) or Edinburgh (EDI) to Nice Cote d’Azur International Airport (NCE). Airlines operating these regular flights include British Airways, Flybe and Jet2.com