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Rental car

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Rental car

We stop in cannes on a RCC cruise .we were thinking of renting a car. Should we book it ahead of time, or can we do it when we get off at the port? Is it worth it, or should we walk around and use the bus?

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1. Re: Rental car

In my opinion, a car is not necessary at all. If you want to expand your days exploration beyond Cannes and you want to see Nice, Antibes or Villefranche the trains (or busses) are inexpensive and frequent. Is there something or someplace you wanted to specifically see?

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2. Re: Rental car

No,nothing specific. We thought we'd have more freedom. But it seems expensive to rent a car. Maybe we should just use the bus .

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3. Re: Rental car

You absolutely do not need a car. You are right, car rental can be expensive and parking can be a pain.

A trip out to Iles de Lerins can be a lot of fun, particularly if you have a sunny day.

Cannes old town (Le Suquet) is OK, but a visit to the old towns in Nice or Antibes will be far more rewarding. Both are easily accessible from Cannes by train.

Have fun!

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4. Re: Rental car

Although Le Suquet Cannes old town is small, you may want to consider also taking the short local bus ride ( 15 mins) up to Vieux le Cannet which is a lovely medieval hamlet just above Cannes, great for a lunch with a view if you don't want to venture as far as Antibes or Nice.

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