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well spoken of; Splendide Hotel, with lift; Beau Rivage ; Gray & d'Al-
bion, well spoken of; Gonnet & de la Reine; Grand Hotel de Cannes (the
most handsomely fitted up); de la Plage ; Victoria.— Farther from the
sea: '-Hotel-Pension Suisse, 'pension' 8 fr.; Central Hotel, near the rail¬
way-station ; Pension de la Paix; Hotel de la Mediterranee ; Pens.
Bel-Air; Hotel de France; Westminster, well spoken of; Windsor;
Beau-Sejour; *St. Charles, moderate; Desanges. — In the Campagne :
Beau-Lieu; "Hotel d'Alsace-Lorraine ; Russie: "Pens, de Lerins; Riche-
jiont; *H6tel et Pension Montfleuri ; "Pens. Villa Mauvarre ; Hotel
de la Californie, on Mont Californie; Paradis ; Provence; 'Prince de
Galles, with a large garden.
The charges at the Pensions vary from 8 to 14 fr. per day, at the
larger hotels from 15 to 20 fr. and upwards. Private apartments are easily
obtained. Engagements are usually made for the whole season, from
October to May, the rent being 1200-2000 fr. and upwards. Cannes is con¬
sidered a somewhat expensive place.
Cafes. Cafe' des Alleges, in the Cours; de Paris; de la Rotonde, in the
Boulevard de la Plage, etc. — Confectioner: ''Rumpelmayer, on the beach,
by the Cercle Nautique.
Warm Baths. Bains de Notre Dame, Rue de la Foux; also in the
Carriages. Within the town, one-horse carr. 1 fr., two-horse 1 fr.
50c. per drive ; 2 fr. and 3 fr. per hour; outside the town, somewhat higher,
according to tariff.
English Physicians. Dr. Frank; Dr. Bright; Dr. Balterby; Dr. Menzies;
Dr. Whiteley; Dr. Stephens (homeopathist).
English Churches. SI. PauVs, Boul. du Cannet, services during the
season at 8.30, 11, and 3, in April and May at 8, 11, and 4; chaplain, Rev.
W. M. Wollaston, M. A. — Christchurch, Route de Frejus. at 8.30, 11, and 3;
chaplain, Rev. II. Percy Smith, M. A. — Holy Trinity, Rue Oustinoff, at 11 and
3; chaplain, Rev. W. Brookes, B. D. — There is also a Scotch Presbyterian
Church, with services at 11 and 3.
Climate. Cannes is protected on the N.W. by the Esterel Mts. and
the N. and N.E. by other ranges of hills, but the beach is somewhat ex¬
posed to the Mistral and the N.E. wind. It is thus at times, particularly
in spring , cooler and more windy than Mentone or San Remo, but its
winter-climate is usually mild, equable, and dry. The warmest and most
sheltered part of Cannes, and consequently that most suitable for patients
with pulmonary complaints, is the space between the N. side of the town
and the village of Le Cannet. Its comfortable accommodation, its excellent
drinking-water, and the numerous pretty drives in the vicinity, have co¬
operated with its sheltered situation in making Cannes a most popular
winter-resort, especially among the upper classes.
Cannes, a small but rapidly increasing town with 15,000 inhab.,
picturesquely situated on the Golfe de la Napoule, consists chiefly
of a main street, parallel with which , along the coast, runs the
Boulevard de la Plage, terminating on the W. in the Cours, a
'place' with promenades and fountains. The W. end of the town
is chiefly occupied by English families. The best French society is
also well represented.
The old town lies at the foot of the Mont Chevalier, on which
the parish-church rises, and from which the pier closing the S.W.
side of the harbour extends. Fine view from the top.
Opposite the Cap de la Croisette, the promontory which sepa¬
rates the Golfe de la Napoule from the Golfe de Jouan, rise the
lies de Lerins. On Sainte Marguerite, the largest of these, is
situated Fort Monterey (poor inn), in which 'the man with the
iron mask' was kept in close co 'Miement from 1686 to 1698. and