Known for its ritzy beaches, film festival and record sunshine, Cannes has year around cultural events, high-fashion shopping along the Croisette and internationally known chefs. You can swim comfortably May to October and enjoy other water sports in any season. The Lerins Islands just off shore have unspoiled nature on one and a medieval monastery and wine production on the other. Naturally all this comes with a price tag, but you can easily be a day-tripper from the less inexpensive Nice. By tour, rail or bus. The express bus is #210.