Lake Cassien: This beautiful long lake is only 9km away and very easy to get to from the Villa and from the A8 autoroute. It is a lovely natural environment, the lake is bordered almost completely by forested hills of oak and juniper, and the shoreline is undeveloped, leaving its beauty for all to enjoy. There are beaches for swimming, picnic tables, and boat, sailboard and canoe rental, and the lake is famous for its carp and pike. There are lots of trails for hiking, and many wildflowers in the early summer.
The Beaches at Cannes: From the Palais des Festivals and west to Mandelieu, the beach at Cannes has real sand, not pebbles as at Nice. This beach resort offers a movable feast of high-fashion swimsuits. Along the famous promenade, La Croisette, the white sands are littered with sun beds and parasols rented at the beach concessions. The beach is actually divided into 32 sections,: favoured ones are Plages Gazagnaire, Le Zénith, and Waikiki. Some of the beaches are privately run, but the best public beach is in front of the Palais des Festivals, with its permanent red carpet…