Mini guide to Cannes
The city of Cannes, known throughout the world for its film festival and its
magnetic pull on the world's wealthy, is a non-stop, all year round attraction
that astounds, as well as bankrupts. The city buzzes day and night, while the
beaches and many nearby resorts are filled with beautiful bodies and their entourage
of voyeuristic snap-happy fans.
Cannes is a pleasure to walk around; and it's advisable to visit the old town,
Le Suquet, which is perched on a hill, from where you can enjoy panoramic vistas.
There are many beaches to visit in Cannes; some of them are free, whilst others
charge for lounges.
The Provence region and the glorious southern coastline make it worthwhile
taking a car and exploring the sights. As Cannes does not suit all budgets,
it might be preferableto explore the other beach resorts easily reachable with
your own transportation.
Cannes has a long embattled history, dating back to the 2nd century BC. It
was not until the arrival of an English lord in the 19th century that the city
was revolutionized to the status it enjoys today. Sincethe early 20th century
Cannes has been speedily developing and attracting a growing number of tourists
and super stars.
It's easy to get to Cannes by car, and the journey is often enjoyable.. Routes
run to and from Paris, and also frommost major cities. Alternatively you can
take the high-speed TGV from most major cities in to Cannes. There's an international
airport 7 kms down the road in Nice.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Sofitel Cannes Le Mediterranee
Sofitel Mandelieu Royal Casino
Cannes Palace Hotel
Mercure Grand Hotel Croissette
De Paris Hotel
Comfort Hotel Atlas
Hotel Beau Sejour
Quality Hotel Cannes Riviera
Radisson SAS Montfleury Hotel
Quality Hotel Embassy
Holiday Inn Garden Court Le Cannet
Noga Hilton Cannes
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