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Where is Cannes located?

Situated on the southern coast of France, in the very heart of the French Riviera, Cannes is only 24km from the International airport in Nice, making it an easy city break from most European cities.

Where can I find information on visiting Cannes?

The official Cannes Tourist Information website and its different sections introduce you to the citys top attractions so you can make your break here a holiday to remember. The citys landmarks, history and festival, shopping destinations, shows, events, guided tours, cultural life, hotels and more. Head to Tourist Information...

What makes Cannes so special?

No wonder Cannes has become the playground of the rich and famous. Behind the glitz, however, there is a softer side to Cannes – the district of Le Suquet is the heart of the old town and is filled with little lanes, ancient buildings and an old harbour that is home to both traditional fishing boats and luxury yachts.

What is it like to live in Cannes?

Today, Cannes is still home to the internationally wealthy who provide a ready and willing clientèle to the citys numerous designer boutiques, swanky bars and lavish hotels. Plenty of gourmet restaurants with terraces spilling onto the pavements line the streets of Cannes, while its waterfront promenade is dotted...

What makes the Cannes Film Festival so special?

Cannes is renowned for its impressive portfolio of world-class festivals, and the Cannes Film Festival is the crème de la crème. The Promenade de la Croisette provides the iconic backdrop for daily film premieres and A-list parties, so head there to catch a glimpse of George and Amal Clooney, and the rest of the stars of world cinema.

Why do people go to Cannes?

At Cannes, though, the films are the stars. “People don’t just come to go to the beach, or to watch the films or for pleasure. They come to work. Buyers, sellers, distributors, producers, directors, all sorts of people,” Frémaux added. “Cannes has to be the place to be.

Does popular culture breed stars at Cannes?

Thierry Frémaux, the director of the festival, previously told EuroNews that although popular culture breeds “stars” in rapid succession, you often won’t see them at Cannes. “Nowadays you are a star at the click of a finger.

Why don’t we see stars at Cannes?

Thierry Frémaux, the director of the festival, previously told EuroNews that although popular culture breeds “stars” in rapid succession, you often won’t see them at Cannes. “Nowadays you are a star at the click of a finger. If you present the weather, you are a star … if you do reality TV, you’re a star.”

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