Cannes (France)

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Ferraris, yachts and beautiful people

Cannes is renowned for the yearly Cannes Film FestivalNot much to do, but the town has a lovely setting and keep in mind that the glitz and glamour IS the scenery here
Glitz and glamour: ferraris, yachts, expensive restaurants and boutique shops, etc.

When the Cannes Film Festival comes around each May, the eyes of the world turn to Cannes. La Croisette (the palm-tree lined boulevard) sees one slow cruising Ferrari after another pass by, the marina has yachts full of impossibly beautiful people floating around, absurdly expensive restaurants, nightclubs and hotels do excellent business. One might wonder what there is for us simple commoners to do in a place like Cannes.

The answer to that is that for most of us, participating in all of the above is out of the question. Even the beaches here are mostly private and quite expensive to secure a spot on. That doesn't mean that Cannes is not worth visiting - surely you can afford a bite or a drink here or there, and just keep in mind that watching the Ferraris, models and yachts pass by *IS* the attraction here! And if you can see through all of this then what is left is a lovely old town with cobbled streets and a beautiful marina. To get away from the Ferraris and see the panorama in its full glory, head up to the Notre-Dame d'Esperance church overlooking the town. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Cannes is a city in France's region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. It has a population of 72,939, is situated at an altitude of 20ft and the best airport to fly into is NCE (Cote D'azur International Airport, Nice)
  • The currency used in France is the Euro (EUR)

Other cities in the region (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France)

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Cannes Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

55 55 59 63 68 75 81 81 75 70 61 57

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

3.5 3.6 3 2.7 2 1.6 0.7 1.4 2.4 4.8 4.6 3.5

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