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26/01/2006
Jews can do Cannes by: Leslie Bunder
FILED UNDER DAILY JEWS >> Travel
Le Dany's
Le Dany's

Travelling to Cannes for holiday or business, maybe you will come to this French resort for a few days or even to oogle the stars of the big screen during the film festival, but what is there to do if your are Jewish and fancy being kosher as well?

Well, the good news is that there's a handful of kosher places to eat, supermarkets stock a variety of kosher products and there's also a shul and a butcher.
 
But be warned, some of the places to eat vary opening times depending on season.
 
Eating out presents a choice of two meat establishments and one milky. Those looking for pizza and pasta should check out Pizza Dick (a play of Pesach Dick?) Located at: 7 bis, rue Mimont. Le Tovel offers meaty products with middle eastern and north African influence, located at 3 Rue Du Dr Gérard Monod.
 
Another place for meaty eaters is Le Dany's. As well as an extensive selection of beef and chicken dishes cooked in various styles, Dany's offers fish and special meals for those who wish to have a shabbos meal on Friday night.
 
Reasonably priced, Le Dany's doesn't offer an extensive selection of starters (there's no soup for example), rather it offers free delights such as potato salad followed by the main courses. Expect to pay around 20 euros for a meal, while for 15 euros you get a specially prepared shabbos meal.
 
Le Dany's is named after the owner who depending on the night you go will also be your waiter, cook and busboy.
 
He also seems to have an interest in the kosher butcher across the road from him in Rue Marechal Joffre.
 
Le Dany's is located at: 18 Rue Marechal Joffre
 
Shul goers can attend at the Cannes Synagogue located at 20 Boulevard d'Alsace 06400 or the Chabad Lubavitch Centre at: 22 Rue du commandant Vidal.
 
Local supermarket Casino, offers an aisle of kosher products from canned fish and soup to matzo and sweets. It also offers frozen meat and chilled pre-packed cold cuts.
 
So if you are Jewish and want to experience, Jewish Cannes, then it is something you should certainly do. Plus, as a base you can visit Nice as well as head-off to the playground of the even more rich and famous, Monte Carlo.
 
So when's the best time to go?  Forget during the high summer or doing the festivals. Off-season, Cannes is the perfect place to chill out and relax. You may not get all the amenities which are available at the height of the season such as beaches, but you get to experience this luxury place at a fraction of the price.

 
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