Paige Bradley Frost

Correspondent

  • Paris, France, Europe

Paige Bradley is a correspondent who lives in Paris and covers Cannes and Provence for Forbes Travel Guide. As a native Californian born and bred in Los Angeles, Bradley developed a passionate love for travel and discovering new people, places and things (particularly food, antiques, shopping and design). Bradley usually writes about travel, food, culture and parenting, and her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, The New York Times and blogs like Mamapedia and Hip Paris. She blogs about her family&rsqo;s expat adventures at ParisDejaVu.blogspot.com.

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  • On August 22, 2012
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    Is it possible for anyone to attend the film festival in Cannes?

    Films in competition at the festival are reserved for those bearing the coveted Cannes badge. However, there’s still much cinema to be enjoyed. Cinéma de la Plage screens films that are outside the competition or Cannes Classics on the beach across from the Majestic, and even offers comfy beach chairs and blankets. No tickets are required; just wait in line and grab a chair if you’re lucky. A picnic and good Provençale wine will make you feel part of the fabulous festival.

    Locate the tent next to the Miramar Hotel to pick up a free ticket to the Critics’ Week Films. Quantities are limited and entry is not guaranteed but getting in line one hour in advance should secure you an entry.

    Tickets for the Director’s Fortnight screenings can be purchased at the ticket booth near the JW Marriott. The line forms on the side street to the right of the hotel. The first screening of each film (all including subtitles in English) features a Q&A with the director and cast. Even with a ticket, line up early to get a seat.
  • On August 22, 2012
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    What is the best thing to bring home from Cannes?

    The top thing our Forbes Travel Guide editors like to bring home from Cannes is a food staple such as a jar of Provençale olives or a bottle of olive oil. Try Cannolive, an old-fashioned shop on the rue Vénizelos founded by the Raynaud family in 1880. Their olive tapenades (or "Provençal caviar") are delightful. Their gift shop also sells fabrics, porcelain and Provençal souvenirs.

    You’ll also want to shop the selection of perfumes at the city’s famed Bouteille on rue d'Antibes. This is the place to pick up a new signature scent. Filled with a vast selection, from boutique perfumers to global brands, shop assistants are happy to provide guidance and douse customers in a shower of scents.
  • On August 22, 2012
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    What are the five best Cannes food experiences?

    You can have a variety of food experiences in Cannes, everything from over-the-top haute cuisine to perfect little mushrooms from the market. Here’s what our Forbes Travel Guide editors say are the five best food experiences in Cannes:
     
    1. Fill your straw bag (and your stomach) with fresh delights from the Marché Forville, the city’s largest covered outdoor market. It specializes in quality produce harvested by local farmers and is always bustling, especially on Saturday mornings. Highlights include specialty gourmet salt, charcuterie and gorgeous rare mushrooms.

    2. The monastery on l’Ile Saint Honorat, L’Abbaye de Lerins, is home to a wonderful restaurant run by the resident monks. Catch the ferry from the harbor to enjoy the unique setting and excellent food.  

    3. The French are renowned for their passionate devotion to chocolate. To discover why, head to Chez Bruno on rue Hoche where the best chocolates in the city have been prepared since 1929. While there, be sure to also sample some marrons glacés (candied chestnuts).

    4. Refreshments or lunch at ZPlage at the Hotel Martinez provides an unforgettable food experience all its own. White umbrellas dot the terrace and invite guests to sit back and bask in the sunshine while dining on summery dishes. The fabulous view is eclipsed only by the fabulous people-watching.

    5. For fantastically fresh seafood, go to Coquillages Brun on the rue Louis Blanc. Tuck into a bowl of steaming moules à la crème topped off with homemade crème brûlée. The convivial scene and bustling waiters keep it lively.
  • On August 22, 2012
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    Where is the best nightlife in Cannes?

    A young and pretty crowd descends upon Cannes for its hopping nightlife. When the sun sets, join the pack in the Carre d’Or neighborhood just off La Croisette. Nightclubs gathered on the rue Commandant Andre are predictably popular. Two famous clubs include the Palais Club and Disco Le Sept.

    In the mood to roll some dice? Cannes is home to several casinos where scions of industry and Russian princes rub shoulders over games of Black Jack. The city’s oldest casino, La Croisette Casino Barrière located in the Palais des Festivals still sets the standard. Le Palm Beach is also a popular, swank choice. Go dressed for the occasion and get ready to hit the ATM.

    Find something for everyone after dark at Da Da Da club, offering a unique mix of cabaret, live music and art events in a funky, contemporary setting.