Insiders' Tips

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A pair of MIP-TV market veterans reveal where to eat, shop and kick back.

David Michel
General manager, Marathon Media

Food: "Tetou on avenue des Freres Roustan has the best bouillabaisse in Cannes. For casual, great Italian food, I go to Da Laura at 8 rue du 24 Aout, at rue Hoche. The atmosphere is simple and fun."

Drink: "Nothing beats watching the sunset with a glass of Campari at one of the beach restaurants/bars on the Promenade des Anglais. My favorite is the Gray d'Albion beach on La Croisette, across from rue du Commandant Andre."

Relaxing: "I don't think I have ever relaxed at MIP, but I hear the spa at the Majestic at 10 La Croisette is divine."

Shopping: "Rue d'Antibes is a classic. I love the mix of locals, first-time MIP-ers looking for a toothbrush and the herds of tourists wondering why so many people are walking around with badges."

Escaping the Market: "I am lucky enough to have family in Luberon, one of the most beautiful regions in France. So whenever I can, I make a pit stop there."

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Rola Bauer
President/partner, Tandem Communications

Food: "Restaurant 360 at 2 boulevard Jean Hibert. Upstairs, in what used to be the Sofitel and is now called the 1835 White Palm Hotel, is an oasis of quiet."

Drink: "Champagne on the beach. Our stand looks right onto the water, so we invite people over for a glass at the end of the day."

Relaxing: "I love an early-morning jog along the promenade. You head out toward the new harbor just as Cannes is waking up. On the way back, you have an absolutely stunning view of the town."

Shopping: "Who the hell has the time? But if you need something for the kids, go to En Sortant de l'Ecole at 18 rue Notre Dame. It's a cool, creative and very French toy store."

Escaping the Market: "If you have the luxury of some time off, I quite like St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat outside Nice. It's beautiful and really embodies the little southern French village. A little paradise of water and greenery."

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