I first discovered this place in 1998 when I was based in Golfe Juan, thats just a train stop before Cannes, where all the glamour and glitter is.

Few boats down from ours was with Greek crew. One night they have asked me to join them for dinner at their boat and one of the crew arrived with bags full of kebabs. As they said the closest to home, thus the nearest to gyro or souvlaki we have in Greece.

al charq
And there were boxes of baklavas, I was in trance literally. Then I realised the boxes of baklavas we had on our boat came from the same shop.

Thus the beginning of my closest to home gyro in South of France.
Al Charq is situated just behind the posh Martinez Hotel in Cannes. I would meet up a Greek friend here for a quick bite and he would buy me some pieces of baklavas. Think the prices for the sweets are far to exorbitant, so having a piece or two is lovely treat.

Last Friday, we were anchored off in Cannes for the annual firework festival. In synchronised mind the crew whispered the same word. Kebabs.

Al charq?

In chorus … oui sil’ vous plait

20, rue Rouaze
06400 Cannes