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  Welcome to Cannes

  Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Welcome to Cannes – The city of the Notre-Dame and and the inspiration

Cannes is located on the coast in the south of the French Riviera, in the department of Alpes-Maritimes, in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and has a population of 70,011. As curiosities it’s known for being home to its famous annual European International Film Festival and for its sunny climate, areas of tourism and its famous cathedral of Notre-Dame makes it be one of the main destinations for tourism.

Sightseeing

If you want to wander Cannes or see the most appealing places you can visit Lerins Island is formed by a series of islands, the largest and best known is St Marguerite. It's a few minutes from the coast and offers a nature walk. So if you like to walk, you better walk by La Croisette boulevard leading from the Palais des Festivals along the beach. If you like to know the history of the city that visitors can start in the city center, Le Suquet the old part of the city, situated on a hill along the bay where you can enjoy stunning views. Then you can go to Mairie de Cannes , a building neoclassic and continue with the Monument to the dead is from the City of Cannes, in the Plaza Bernard Cornut Gentille. Cornice de l'Esterel is the road along the coast. But the city is known for the Palais des Festivals the most international port where came the celebrities to parade every year, is the main source of income. Close here is L'allee de la liberte, located between the port and the festival palace. And of course the Church Notre-Dame, was built in the 16th century, it is located near the Croisette and the shops and luxury hotels. There are many sites to visit such as Traces of the famous around the Palais des Festivals, Museum La Malmaison a colonial house in which private exhibitions are housed, the beautiful Old Port. The Museum La Castre in the bay of Cannes, is a medieval castle.

Night-life

If you are into gambling, Cannes is also the only French city which has casinos,Palm Beach or Barrière Les Princes for example. Between the more popular bars: For you, Morrisons Irish Pub, The Kingdom Pub, Gotha Club

Shopping

The rue d'Antibes a street parallel to the Croisette where you can find a variety of shops. Then there are the commun shops where you can buy specialises and gift shops. Center commercial Gray d'Albion is located on Rue d'Antibes and offers a variety of shops like “Hall des Sports”, ”Boite a Maillots”. Also there are moments and places dedicated for the art Galleries such as Galerie Dans Leciel Art Contemporain and Galerie Signature and some days of the week there are a market in streets its name, Forville Market.

Time

Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour

Climate

It is characterized by a Mediterranean climate that attracts good weather in summer and lots of tourists.

Public transportation

Nice International Airport is the arrival point for most international tourists. Once this in the city, you can move with the public bus, taxi or rental car. Also you can be rented limousines.


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