If it has been a while since you visited Cannes and you recall it for its Old World sophistication, wow are you in for a disappointment! Cannes has become tacky, with billboards fronting the once luxurious Le Croisette, advertising banners hanging down the hotel walls, even a condom dispensing machine on the sidewalk. The Grand is a nice enough hotel, modernized and set back from Le Croisette. Our room has a balcony overlooking the water. But there is outdoor café/bar sitting in front of the hotel and the noise level is high well into the night. After one night, we are happy to leave Cannes early the next morning.