Starry shopping under the sun of Cannes

  • Street of Cannes

    Street of Cannes

    © H.Fabre / Mairie de Cannes

Starry shopping under the sun of Cannes Cannes fr

Luxury and trends

For several decades, Cannes has been known for concentrating on a strong density of brands dedicated to fashion and luxury: haute-couture, ready-to-wear, jewelery, leather goods, perfume, art galleries, design. Between the Rue d'Antibes and the Croisette, nothing is lacking in the realm of luxury to compete with Paris or Milan. The biggest French and international brands are keen to be present in the heart of this hyper-mediated crescent that stretches from the Palm Beach hotel to the Old Port.

International brands and local crafts

 An attractive concentration is proposed in the sector of the street Meynadier. Cannes reveals another face through a panel of convenience stores. Traditionally occupied by shops, this typical artery - entirely reserved for pedestrians - has opened up to other products. There are now clothes, souvenirs, decoration...

Unmissable market Forville

Not far from there, the true institution of a city rooted in the southern terroir, the Forville market is one of the strongest links between past and present. From the end of the Middle Ages until the 19th century, the fishermen of Cannes used the "Forville" tile (which means old French "outside the city") to display their daily production.

If times have changed, even today, about fifteen patrons-fishermen operate in the waters of the bay around the islands of Lérins. Their "pointes" are visible in the Old Port between quai Saint-Pierre and Pantiero. The Forville market, built in the late 19th century and dressed in 1934 with a colored red ocher frame, is a social lung in a city fabric that harmoniously mixes true natives, neocannoises and tourists. It attracts a large number of loyal customers, renowned cooks or mothers, restorers or simple gourmets in search of fresh and natural products.

Here, rockfish wiggle on the stalls, near cut flower displays. Fruits and vegetables lined up in a shimmering organized mess. The goat's cheeses of the hinterland rub shoulders with the rocket, the olive oil, the beans and the melons. The artisan delicatessen is presented not far from peppers, exotic spices, thyme, laurel and rosemary. The vegetable effluvium is accompanied by a thousand perfumes to which are added those which emanate from the roaster and the bread ovens located in the near vicinity.

Around it, several local brands have set up boutique boutiques, like Fragonard's Fragrant perfumer, which only opens at market hours.

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