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Cannes

 
The departement of the Alpes Maritimes - Pop.: 73.383 h.

On Highway A8 and N7, 29 km from Nice Internation Airport.
Cannes - The bay





150 years ago Cannes was nothing more than an unimportant fishing village.





Cannes - Beach




Since then it has become an elegant city known round the world and attracts an international clientele.



Cannes - The Croisette


The places of interest in Cannes are:
- the city on high (Haute ville),
- the old port
- rue Meynadier
- the Palace of festivals
- the Croisette.




Cannes - Suquet areaHaute Ville
One gets to the top of the city by climbing the Mont Chevalier up to Suquet. The panorama at the top is breath-taking with the whole city below surrounded by the blue sea and the Lérins Islands. Following narrow streets down to the market of ForviIle and through the plane tree lined streets of Liberté, one arrives back at sea level.

The Vieux Port
All along the Quai St Pierre in the old port one can find fishing boats and pleasure boats side by side. The fishermen work on their nets next to their colorful barks. On the pier Albert Edouard the most beautiful yachts in the world come to moor. Looking out to sea one can perceive the islands of Ste Marguerite and Ste Honorat which are accessible by boat in 20 minutes.

The rue (street) Meynadier:
Full of life from morning to night this street has shops of every sort.


Cannes - Palais des Festivals

The Palais des Festivals

This fabulous structure, capable of housing all kinds of assemblies, has propelled Cannes into becoming the second most popular convention town in France. The International Film Festival is held here, as well as, the MIDEM (congress of record producers), concerts of classical music, dance and theater. There are even four casinos.





Cannes - Carlton Hotel
The Croisette

This is one of the most famous promenades in the world. For three kilometers following the curve of the bay one can see flowering gardens, lawns planted with palm trees, umbrella pines and other trees all the way to Port Canto, Palm Beach and a sea water health spa. Strollers can find their way back to the center by taking the renowned rue d'Antibes.


What to see:

The churches Notre Dame du Bon Voyage (18thc.),
Notre Dame de l'Esperance. The Russian church Alexandre III.
The chapels Bellini, Ste Anne, Notre Dame de la Paix, St Georges.
Villa- Musée Jean Gabriel Domergue. Musée de la Castre, Musée de la mer. Malmaison.
The park Roseraie. The garden Alexandre III.



Leisure activities:

Tennis. Casinos (4).
Golf. Boating. Aerodrome.
Public and private sand beaches.
The Royal Regatta in September.
Flower, fruit and vegetable markets.
Antique sales 3 times a week all year round
HQ Phototographs of Cannes.



Accommodation:

Hotels and palaces.
Holiday rentals
.
Tourism residences.
Bed and breakfast.
Campsite
.



Neighbouring towns and villages:

Le Cannet (2km), Mandelieu La Napoule (10km).







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