French Riviera Shopping Tour, Cannes (Self Guided)

The French Riviera is filled with luxury stores catering to the rich and famous. Primarily concentrated on La Croisette, these stores are true eye-candy for anyone appreciative of style and beauty. Take this tour to enjoy the way of luxury firsthand.
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Guide Name: French Riviera Shopping Tour
Guide Location: France » Cannes (See other walking tours in Cannes)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
Author: Daniel

1) Gucci

The Gucci store on La Croisette is a beautiful example of simplicity. Inside are simple shelves and elegant glass cube displays holding the much desired items. Avant-garde has always been the way for Gucci and the store does not disappoint.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday 10.30 am - 7 pm.

2) Bulgari

Creating fine jewelery with a most unique design since 1884, Bulgari is a name known to many. And what a better way to acquaint yourself with the French Riviera than to indulge in a little bit of extravagant luxury. Bulgari offers jewels, watches, accessories, fragrances and skincare.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday 10.30 am - 7 pm.
Christian Dior

3) Christian Dior

Christian Dior is one of the best known names in fashion, a brand that has become synonymous with luxury and style. Despite being located on one of the most luxurious streets in France and surrounded by some incredible storefronts, it will always grab your attention.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday 9.30 am - 7 pm.
Emporio Armani

4) Emporio Armani

This world-renowned designer store is simple and refined. Subtle colors and high quality are what you will find inside. Emporio Armani is Giorgio Armani's less expensive line, however the designs are just as stylish as his haute couture and the quality is flawless.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 7.30 pm; Sunday 11 am - 7.30 pm.

5) Cartier

Cartier is arguably the number one seller of luxury jewelery in the world, a name known for exquisite jewelry. Not many can pass by its elegant window display without being truly tempted. World class products and service is what you will find at Cartier in Cannes.

Operation hours: Monday 2.30 pm - 6.30 pm; Tuesday - Saturday 10.30 am - 6.30 pm.
Galerie du Carlton

6) Galerie du Carlton (must see)

Galerie du Carlton both sells and acquires artwork, regularly showcasing such artists as Renoir, Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. Paintings are not the only things you will find here, it displays sculptures and glassware as well. Galerie du Carlton is located next to the Carlton Hotel.

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Create Your Own Walk in Cannes

Create Your Own Walk in Cannes

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Religious Buildings of Cannes Walking Tour

Religious Buildings of Cannes Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km
Le Suquet, Cannes - The Old Town

Le Suquet, Cannes - The Old Town

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Walk the Catwalk: A Stroll Down the French Riviera

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Cannes for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Cannes has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Cannes, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.