Last week my family and I went on a road trip from Montpellier to Monte Carlo~ Monaco. On the way there we stopped alongside the beaches on the cote de azur. All the beaches along the coast side were breathtaking but none of the compared to La Bocca in Cannes. La Bocca looks like a mixture of Santa Monica, Malibu, Hollywood and Beverly Hills all mixed together. There are so many things to do! From fine shopping, casino, hotels, restaurants,parks for kids, famous people, Cannes film festival, a big shining sun and a clear sandy beach La Bocca has it all baby! How i wish to visit La bocca again and that time to stay all day and everyday at that beautiful sandy warm beach.
After we had passed by Aix En Provance and driven for about 4 hours we decided to rent a hotel in Cannes. The hotel was about 10 minutes from La Bocca on top of a vegetated Malibu looking hill. That same evening we visited Cannes city and La Bocca beach where we discovered how freaking rich the place really is. I mean if you want to go shopping you better take about 5 to 10 thousand dollars because most of the stores near La Bocca will be designer shops. It was crazy! The rich and famous ride around in Lamborghinis and Ferraris and others in private taxis. The children’s park in front of la Bocca near the Casino was full of kids who spoke Italian and French; they wore expensive clothing and more than twice i heard their Asian or Spanish babysitters call to them in English or Spanish. This was not Montpellier, not Lodeve nor Paris. It was too beautiful, too expensive, too unique, too sophisticated and with a sandy beach! I loved it! OH MY GOSH! The sand! That sand was so smooth, so warm and inviting, i felt a tingle on my back from the feeling of it that it made me think of Santa Monica’s smooth sand. The air quality though was way better than that of Santa Monica and the sun burned my skin just right. The sun shone on us until about 7 pm when it began to turn into a gold, sleepy orange setting for the night. We drove around Cannes taking pictures and videos after that before heading back to the hotel for dinner.
On our way home we stopped by at a Inter Marchet to buy food to make dinner and then soon after that we found ourselves watching French tv as we ate at the white, small, round table in the hotel apartment’s kitchen. We never watch tv at home! First of all because we don’t have one and second of all because we don’t approve of it but since it was not home and we were on vacation we decided to have dinner the American way lol. LATE and with the TV on!
Oh what a wonderful time we had in Cannes! I recommend Cannes for everyone, with or without kids. If you have millions you wont have a problem renting a luxurious hotel by the beach but if you don’t have millions yet just do what i did! Stay in a hotel around La Bocca which offer great inexpensive clean hotel rooms with balconies, pools and kitchens 🙂 I will make a video of it and post on my kid’s utube channel Vianka’s World. Cheers! https://youtu.be/RovrLpqG_50