The yearly Film Festival is legendary but Cannes' elegant La Croisette beachside stroll makes it worth a visit any time of year. The train only takes 1/2 hour; the bus is much longer.
This coastal resort town sports a wonderful stretch of beach and a delightful medieval town center.
Even without the Picasso Museum, this historic town would be worth a visit for the central Provencal Market and leafy Cap d'Antibes. There are plenty of trains from Nice and regular buses.
St Paul de Vence
Regular buses from Nice make St Paul the easiest of the hilltop villages to visit even though it is certainly the most touristy. The sweeping views from the walls and the first-rate art museum, Galerie Maeght make all the souvenir sellers worth withstanding.
This hilltop village makes a striking exclamation point on the Moyenne Corniche. The village is pleasant to wander but it's really the incredibly scenic bus journey high over the coast that makes it a worthwhile excursion.
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