InterContinental Carlton Cannes

24 October 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera, Hotels Reading Time:  6 minutes

© Banja Mulder/cc-by-3.0

© Banja Mulder/cc-by-3.0

The InterContinental Carlton Cannes is a 343-room luxury hotel built in 1911, located at 58 La Croisette in Cannes on the French Riviera and listed by the Government of France as a National Historic Building. During the Cannes Film Festival it is the most prestigious place to stay and the undisputed headquarters of motion picture industry deal-making. In April 2011, the prestigious hotel was sold by the investment bank Morgan Stanley to the Lebanese businessman Toufic Aboukhater, who owns several other iconic InterContinental hotels. Aboukhater sold the Carlton at the end of 2011 to Katara Hospitality, a Qatari investor.   read more…

Promenade de la Croisette

25 October 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera Reading Time:  6 minutes

Harbor, Palais des Festival and Croisette © Mario Lassnig/cc-by-sa-2.0-at

Harbor, Palais des Festival and Croisette © Mario Lassnig/cc-by-sa-2.0-at

Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera. It is a busy tourist destination. The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès on Promenade de la Croisette is host of the annual Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. It is as well host to the annual MIPIM in March, one of the largest real estate shows in the world, including an exhibition area, networking events and expert-led conference sessions over a period of 4 days, and MAPIC in November, an international retail real estate show. The Promenade de la Croisette stretches along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea and is about 2 km long. Many expensive shops, restaurants, and hotels (such as the Carlton, Majestic, JW Marriott Cannes and Martinez) line the road. It goes completely along the coastline of Cannes.   read more…

Theme Week French Riviera – Cannes

15 September 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera Reading Time:  7 minutes

Old Harbour - Fisher's Wharf © Guy Lebègue

Old Harbour – Fisher’s Wharf © Guy Lebègue

Cannes is one of the best-known cities of the French Riviera, a busy tourist destination and host of the annual Cannes Film Festival. It is a Commune of France in the Alpes-Maritimes department. The city is also famous for its various luxury shops, restaurants, and hotels.   read more…

French Riviera, the pearl chain on the Mediterranean

21 November 2010 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera Reading Time:  42 minutes

© Markus Bernet -

© Markus Bernet –

The French Riviera is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and diverse areas in Europe. This is where the sophisticated charm of St. Tropez, Cannes, Nice and Monte Carlo meet the original and rural life in Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur. The incomparable play of color on the beaches and in the landscape meet the Maritime Alps. You simply have to experience it oon your own. Off the main tourist track even today there still can be found refuges at acceptable prices. Some of this places are included in this article. The names of the villages and cities are linked with the local tourist sites.   read more…

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