Cannes is a coastal town on the French Riviera, on the Mediterranean Sea. The city is mainly famous for the annual film festival and expensive hotels and a casino, where the rich and famous meet. In Cannes prices for accommodation services are slightly cheaper, but the medium level is more expensive than elsewhere in France. The city has a small Old Town and castle ruins, a new harbor full of sailboats and yachts, as well as a few very crowed sandy beaches. The two islands of the town are also worth a visit, both offer ancient ruins, and the second hosts also a still functioning monastery.
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Compared to prices worldwide, Cannes is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $72.26, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $242.39, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $21.91
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $32.87
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $6.57
- Meal, McDonalds: $9.31
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.24
Cannes has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 52.4 (better than United states average 48.3)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 69.8 (a little weaker than United states average 70.0)
- Walking alone at night: 44.6 (better than United states average 42.1)
More information: Cannes safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.