Cannes: Introduction

Pearl of the French Riviera

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For many people, Cannes means the palm-lined promenade La Croisette with its beautiful Belle-Epoque palaces framing a long sandy beach. With its Mediterranean Sea feel and picture postcard scenery, Cannes is one of the world’s most chic cities. Not surprising that Cannes is twinned with Beverly Hills. Blessed with sunshine most of the time, Cannes enjoys smooth winters and attracts holidaymakers from Europe and beyond all year round. In addition, the ‘pearl of the French Riviera’ has also become a major convention city where business travelers attend international events and congresses held in the Palais des Festivals. Visitors eager to enjoy trendy holiday pleasures in Cannes won’t miss the designer boutiques of La Croisette as well as the numerous shops in Rue d’Antibes and its side streets, the two casinos, the glittering nightlife and the prestigious annual Cannes Film Festival. In summertime, Cannes turns into a top fashion place to spot celebrities and jet setters. But behind its sophisticated façade, Cannes also consists of an old town, with its hill-shaped district Le Suquet, old port, quaint narrow streets, fresh markets and two serene offshore islands, the Iles de Lérins. Cannes and its close surroundings have so much to offer that any traveller can find ways to spend the right seaside holiday.