During my stay in Nice, I decided to spend one day in Cannes. I must say that it's possible to travel to Cannes on a budget. I was having an option of staying either in Cannes or in Nice (the AirBnB prices were very tempting).
I took a train from Nice Central Station to Cannes (it takes about 30 mins one way, and tickets cost around 7e/ one way) and stayed there one full day.
Tip! If you're not sure what time You're planning to get back to Nice, buy a one-way ticket instead of return. Tickets have a certain number, and You are entitled to take a particular train listed on Your ticket. You can get buy them yourself in a ticket machine (there are blue ones and yellow ones) and You can pay with any type of card that has a pin code or cash.
The beach in Cannes is about 10 minutes walking from the station (You need to have the station behind You and just keep on walking till You see the water). The very left side of the whole beach (if You're standing towards the sea) is open to the public, and the rest is owned by hotels, so if You want to stay in one of them, You have to pay to enter unless You're staying in one of the suites.
I decided to walk to the left to see all these amazing boats and yachts, and also check the water in the sea. On the way back towards the other end of the beach, I took a break to check what's left to see.
There are the Walk of Fame, and the statue of the movie camera, the film festival building (there was an event at that time so that I couldn't take any pics), the casino by the waterfront, You can book a fly with a helicopter or sail a boat along the shore.
The prices of restaurants are adjusted to budgets of visiting tourists. Of course, You can find very high-end spots and also cheaper restaurants. I ended up having some lunch on the right side of the port (I paid 20e for a very decent lunch). I finished my day chilling and sunbathing on one of the blue chairs You can find on the La Croisette.
Around 6 pm I caught the train back to Nice and spent the rest of the evening taking photos of the town in the evening.
I must say that Cannes is the must-see place if You're in the French Riviera. You may bump on a celebrity (who knows), and it's a great spot take breathtaking photos.
Have You been to Cannes yet? What are Your impressions?