Located along the French Riviera, Cannes is sandwiched around halfway between Monaco and Saint Tropez, making it an extremely popular destination for holidaymakers. The city is probably most famous for the annual film festival which descends on the Palais des Festivales, attracting a host of celebrity actors, directors and more, as well as a media frenzy. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the benefits of hiring a private driver for your stay in Cannes, as well as telling you a bit about what this kind of service costs and a bit more information about Cannes itself.
Although it doesn’t boast the glitz and glamour of Monaco, Cannes has plenty going for it. It is a popular stopover destination for cruise ships in the Mediterranean and is packed with fancy restaurants and luxury hotels. One of the main attractions of the city is the Le Suquet area of the city, carved into the hillside and decorated with a warren of narrow streets. Its endearing charm is in the numerous small restaurants and independent shops, as well as the amazing views over the rest of the city from the top of the hill.
The most famous building in Cannes is without a doubt the Palais des Festivals. The venue for the annual Cannes Film Festival, you’ll have seen images of this famous building in countless magazines, documentaries, news reports and more. You can pay a visit to the venue at any time of year for a tour of the Grand Auditorium (apart from during the festival!).
You’ll also want to explore the La Croisette part of the city. Cannes’ most exclusive district, it is home to top-rated restaurants, designer stores, private beaches and all manner of fancy houses and apartments along the Boulevard de la Croisette.
Now you know a bit more about Cannes itself, let’s discuss some of the reasons you’ll want to hire a private driver during your visit to the city.
If you are wondering why it is a good idea to consider hiring a private chauffeur in Cannes then look no further. Here are several great benefits to hiring a private driver during your trip.
Now, we aren’t saying you are not a good driver. But if you hire a private driver then you can expect a different level of expertise. Private drivers will know their destination inside out and can take you along all the various short cuts and other good routes to your destination. If there happens to be a traffic accident, then you won’t have to deal with any of the insurance or the French authorities, relieving a lot of the stress from the situation.
If you’re in Cannes for business or pleasure and are unfamiliar with the city, then it can be a bit daunting planning your travel – you probably won’t know how to get from place to place. Your private driver will be able to plan the best routes and help to make sure you arrive at your destination on time.
A journey with a private driver is a much more relaxing affair than if you are having to drive yourself, or travel via public transport. You can use the journey to catch up on work calls or emails, scroll through your social media, admire the views of beautiful Cannes, or even take a nap! None of this would be possible if you didn’t have the services of a private driver. You’d have to make sure you had your eyes on the road at all times.
Another factor that makes your journey much easier if you have the services of a private driver is that in all likelihood, his or her vehicle will be fitted with satellite navigation and traffic monitoring systems. This means there is much less chance of getting caught up in a traffic jam or roadworks, your driver can simply take another route if the need arises. If you were driving yourself and only had one way of getting to your destination, you could end up sitting in traffic for hours or trying to find a new route and getting lost.
We all know that it is both dangerous and illegal to drink and drive. If you have jetted into glitzy Cannes then there is a decent chance you’ll be attending some fancy meals, meetings, or parties, whether you are in the city for business or pleasure. If you hire a private driver to ferry you around then it means you can enjoy a few drinks at these events, without having to worry about how you are getting home. You can let your hair down and enjoy yourself, and your driver will be there to collect you whenever you are ready. If you are slightly intoxicated then this is a much safer option than hailing a random taxi or trying to walk back to your hotel alone in an unfamiliar city.
Now that we’ve established there are loads of good reasons to hire a private driver during your stay in Cannes, perhaps you are wanting to know how much this will cost?
If you book a private driver through Riviera Bar Crawls, then you can expect extremely competitive rates and great service. To book an eight-seater mini-van in Cannes will cost you just 490€ for 4 hours, or 790€ for an 8 hour rental. Perhaps you need to be a bit more flexible with your booking? An extra hour will cost 90€ and it is worth bearing in mind that there is a 20% surcharge for hours worked during the night.
When in Cannes, you may prefer to travel in style. Perhaps you are lucky enough to be attending the Cannes Film Festival and would like to turn a few heads with your entrance? Riviera Bar Crawls can also acquire you the services of a luxury car, driven by a professional private driver. Seating up to three people (plus the driver), this option will cost you slightly more than the mini-van, at 650€ for a half day (4 hours) and 900€ for a full day (8 hours). Similarly to the other deal, each additional hour costs extra, this time 120€. Once again, there is a 20% surcharge for nighttime hours.
Riviera Bar Crawls will be happy to discuss a booking with you and will ensure any special requests you have will be filled to their best capabilities. If you’d like to get in touch with the friendly team, please send an email with your information to email@example.com.
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Many people who visit the French Riviera try and take in as much of the coastline as possible. After all, once you’ve made it to Cannes, you are only a short drive away from places such as Saint Tropez, Antibes and Menton. Riviera Bar Crawls will be happy to arrange a chauffeur service for you between any of these French Riviera destinations. To enquire about the cost of these services or to make a booking, please get in touch using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nice is another wonderful city to visit on the French Riviera. It is also home to the only major airport in the region, so there is a good chance you will need to travel to and from here for your flights. Riviera Bar Crawls will be happy to book private transfers for you to and from Nice airport, to ensure you have a hassle free arrival and departure at the start and end of your trip. Simply get in touch to find out more.
No trip to the French Riviera would be complete without spending a bit of time in Monaco. Eyeing the glamorous boats in the harbour, walking the Formula One racetrack, and gambling away in the Casino de Monte Carlo are just some of the reasons you may want to tack on a few days in Monaco to your trip to Cannes. If you wanted to arrange a transfer between the two destinations, then Riviera Bar Crawls are more than happy to arrange this for you.
Maybe you run a business on the French Riviera, or have family in the area, and are looking for a permanent transport solution? You may be interested to know that when you make your first booking with Riviera Bar Crawls, you will secure a permanent 10% discount on any future bookings. For life! This great deal won’t last forever, so if you’d like to take advantage of it then please get in touch.
Cannes is a stylish city, so it makes sense to want to travel around in style. Private drivers give you this style, along with a host of other benefits, from safety and security to extra time which can be spent working or taking calls. It also means you can enjoy a few drinks without having to worry about your journey home.
Whatever private driver solution you are looking for on the French Riviera, Riviera Bar Crawls will be able to help. Simply get in touch with some details and someone will get back to you to start putting together your package.