Cannes is just plain wierd

As an American I was eager to visit Cannes, since we hear so much about this famous French coastal town.  On the one hand, if the weather is nice there are a few pretty views here:

But by and large, the impression I got was that it was for the ultra-affluent who had a need to show other people who ultra-affluent they were.  For example, the beaches are about as totally unspectacular as you can get:

But, I did find one thing that appealed to me: a church dating back to the Middle Ages, now almost inaccessible by foot, having been almost completely buried in what are now back alleys and fully enclosed by hotels: