A Beginners Guide To Visiting Cannes

Cannes is best known for hosting the world famous film festival that draws huge crowds every year. But that’s only one of the things that it has to offer. It has an amazing climate all year round with great beaches and plenty of great cultural sights to see. If you’ve never thought about visiting Cannes before, it might be worth heading over there next time you visit France. Here is a quick guide to make sure you get the most out of your trip.


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Where to Stay

Cannes can be a pretty expensive city and if you’re staying right in the centre, it’ll cost you. Luckily, there are some great places you can stay nearby that will be a lot cheaper, while still giving you easy access to all of the sights. Mougins in France is only a 15 minute drive from Cannes but you can still find the same luxury accommodation, without the hefty price tag. There are plenty of amazing villas that come complete with a swimming pool and a beautiful view of the surrounding area. Staying just outside the centre of Cannes will make the whole trip a lot cheaper and it also gives you a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the centre if you want to relax for a day or two.



There are some great shopping destinations in Cannes if you’re after a bit of retail therapy while you’re away. There are some great markets offering local produce, particularly if you’re a big seafood fan. As well as brilliant food markets, there are some quaint little antique shops and traditional potters where you can pick up some great souvenirs for the house. If you’re into your fashion, you can find some of the best clothing brands in the world like Chanel, Prada and Louis Vuitton. The best thing about it is, they’re often cheaper than you can buy them elsewhere.


Cultural Sights

Cannes is known as a center for film culture but there are also other great cultural sights to visit. The Malmaison is home to some great modern photography and art exhibitions, housed in an old 19th century mansion that was originally part of the grand hotel. For some local history, the Musee de la Castre is the place to go. It houses a great collection of weaponry, artifacts and old ceramics that were collected by local aristocrats.


Food And Drink

Pretty much anywhere you go in France you’ll find great food and drink and Cannes is no exception. There is a good local fishing industry in the area. So you can find some of the best seafood in the country in Cannes. Particular highlights include Astoux et Cie Brun and the Michelin starred La Villa Archange. If you’re looking for something a little more straightforward, Grill and Wines is a great standard restaurant serving good food with great service.

It’s always worth visiting Cannes for the film festival but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go any other time of year because it’s not just about the touristy stuff.  


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How often do you wash your bedding, bras and pyjamas

It took me a while to find the right balance when it came to how often I should wash my bedding, bras, pyjamas and all. And I know many people struggle with this issue as well. Some people just wash them when they stink (yuck) or when they remember. But it should be quite obvious how often we should wash these things. So here is a quick guide for anyone who may be struggling to decide.



We use our bedding everyday and clean sheets help us get quality sleep. So keeping them clean is important. Now how often do we wash our bedding? There are different answers to this question depending on the situation. If you tend to sweat a lot and you have a lot of activity on your bed, like little children joining in, and all, then you should be changing your complete bedding set every week. It is a lot easier to follow this washing rule when you have a couple of bedding sets. Groupon has loads of affordable quality bedding sets on their website, so it is worth having a look on there to get a few spares.


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If you don’t sweat as much and you sleep alone, you could leave your bedding for longer, say 2 weeks. Your duvet cover can stay longer, say 3 – 4 weeks, as well. It all depends on your sleeping conditions.

We need to wash our bedding regularly to remove a buildup of debris, dust and sweat. It is also important to change our bedding regularly if we suffer from allergies or have breaking difficulties.



Now let’s be honest. How often do you wash your bras? Do you remember the last time you washed the bra you have on now? Bras need to be washed after 3 wears at least. The build up of bacteria, bodily fluids and general dirt means that after 3 bras wears, a wash is needed.


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Like with the bedding, it all depends on the lifestyle. Some women who sweat more and have very active lifestyles may need to wash more regularly than others. Hand wash is better for bras. Machine washing tends to be detrimental to the elastic. But if you can’t hand wash for whatever reason, ensure you use gentle setting and hook the clasps to avoid ruining other pieces.



When it comes to Pyjamas, I tend to wash them after 2 wears. Sometimes, I wash them after 1 wear, especially in the summer months when it is dead warm.


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Research has also showed that dirty pyjamas can cause all sort of health problems from acne to cystitis. So this is not something we should neglect. Having to deal with acne or cystitis from a dirty set of pyjamas is the laziest thing ever. The skincare hassle is not worth it at all. Get the pyjamas in the washer.


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