Merry Christmas to Cannes Cannes Express companions. We wish you all good health, happiness and safety during these difficult times. Events of 2020 will go down in the annals of Cannes Cannes Express companionship; a year to remember.
As the pandemic was about to strike, six intrepid companions fought off concerns about lack of passengers on EuroStar and TGV trains and reached Cannes still talking to each other. The Cannes Cannes Express troupe had to endure consuming refreshments for 60 companions, however, they followed true etiquette and retained complete respect.
This year travellers to the Cote d’Azur celebrated a centenary which many mature companions will recall. Back in 1920 the Train Bleu service resumed between Paris and Menton. It operated with pre-war carriages, from the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits using the Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée.
1920 was also a year when the League of Nations was created, and the first flight from London to South Africa landed after a 45 day journey.
One hundred years on and the secrets and excitement of travel, and train travel in particular, is as magical as ever.
The Cannes Cannes Express will return with a programme of Covid-safe events during 2021.