Going Out in Cannes
Going Out in Cannes - Tourist Guide
TIPPING the bane of people's lives... to tip or not?
Most French restaurants include taxes and a 15% tip in the price of a meal - so not necessary to leave an extra tip. Look for “prix service compris” on the menu and bills. If you wish to leave more 5% is correct. If prix compris is not printed on the bill then tips are welcomed but not necessary.
Tipping is not generally required or commonplace in bars and clubs but is customary in the case of tour guides and theatre ushers.
In a taxi you can round your fare to the nearest euro or add an extra euro or two.
In hotels it is normal to leave a few euros for the chambermaid and give a euro per bag to a porter carrying your luggage.
Small tips are also appreciated at hairdressers and beauty salons, and can range from a few coins to about €10 depending on the treatments you have received.
Beef is butchered differently in France from the UK. Onglet and bavette are skirt and basse cote is chuck steak all of which the Brits would use for stewing or braising. The French, however, often cut the onglet and bavette thinly and flash fry it as steak. Other stewing cuts include: jarret=shin; paleron=blade; plat de cote= brisket on the bone.
French friends say if you want a good steak go to a restaurant. When asked how you like your steak cooked you can say bleu, saignant, a point or bien cuit: almost raw to well done.
MICHELIN RESTAURANTS 2022
Eating Out - New Michelin starred restaurants for 2022
Theoule - L'Or Bleu; Antibes - Louroc at Eden Roc Hotel; and Les Agitateurs - Nice.
But first an insiders' guide to where the locals eat
Where do locals like to eat in Cannes and the surrounding area for about 25 euros - for a dish or a set meal? The answers are:
Cannes - La Potiniere, La Toque d'Or, Bella Storia, Le Bistrot Gourmand and La Cantine;
La Napoule - La Mizuna;
Theoule - Aux Ingredients;
Mougins - La Terrasse Fleurie, L'Entree des Artistes and l'Amandier.
Plus Le Moulin de Sault at Auribeau sur Siagne;
Le Vieux Four, Gourdon;
Le Grill de Mourachonne Pegomas;
Le Paradisio and Le Jardin de Quentin at Camille, both at Peymeinade.
MICHELIN RESTAURANTS IN THE CANNES REGION
Michelin Starred Restaurants in Cannes
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Going out in Cannes the Insider Knoweldge