Eat and drink – CANNES

Children are welcome in restaurants, cafés and bars, however not all restaurants will provide special facilities for families such as high chairs.  Most restaurants do not offer children’s meals (the range may be limited for children to fries, chicken nuggets and similar) but those that do specifically offer children’s menus have fixed-price menus at reduced prices.

Cannes is a hot spot for tourists.  Attracted to Cannes by the sophistication, glamour and shopping it can be difficult to eat at a restaurant satisfying different tastebuds and ages at a reasonable price.  Prices in Cannes can be exorbitant, and service inconsistent.  For a family-friendly restaurant that has a good menu with realistic prices, try L’Avion, 4 Rue Jean De Riouffe, 06400 Cannes (Telephone: 04 92 99 09 19).  Fish, pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and if the kids get bored you can invent a story about the real-life aircraft that makes up part of the decor.  Reservations recommended as it can get busy.

I am reluctant to give away details of one of my favourite places to eat in Cannes as I don’t want it to become crowded!  No matter when I visit, morning, afternoon, various days of the week, I never wait more than 10 minutes to receive fresh, tasty (and well-priced) food.  My usual order is an excellent-sized plate of salad with crisp lettuce, shavings of parmesan cheese, juicy olives, coppa ham and corn – all for the princely sum of €6,50, an absolute bargain in Cannes.  Whilst the surroundings are not Cannes-glamourous or lush, the small damage on the wallet justifies a repeat visit.  This is a snack kiosk, located beside Le Grand Cafe (the opposite side to McDonalds across from the port).  The kiosk sells salads, baguettes and a range of drinks and there are tables on the square so you can eat at leisure while the kids watch the men playing boules nearby.