Theme Week French Riviera – Cannes

Thursday, 15 September 2011 - 03:01 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, French Riviera
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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.

The area around Cannes has developed into a high-tech cluster. The technopolis of Sophia Antipolis lies in the hills beyond Cannes. The Film Festival is a major event for the industry. There is an annual television festival in the last week in September. The economic environment is based on tourism (business fairs), trade and aviation. Cannes has 6,500 companies, of which 3,000 are traders, artisans and service providers. Cannes hosts the Cannes Mandelieu Space Center, headquarters of Thales Alenia Space, the first European satellite manufacturer.

Cannes Beach © Thomas Steiner Cannes-Palais_des_Festivals_et_des_Congrès-Timantha102938 Cannes-Town_Hall-Christophe.Finot Cannes-Rue_André_Chaude-MOSSOT Cannes-Palm_Beach_Casino-Guy_Lebègue Cannes-Massif_de_l'Estérel-Gilbert_Bochenek Majestic Barrière Hotel © Patrick Rouzet Le Suquet © Gilbert Bochenek Hotel Martinez © Kyah117 Hotel Carlton © Krzysztof Biegański Heliport © Guy Lebègue Cannes Panorama © Alberto Fernandez Fernandez Boulevard Carnot © MOSSOT Château d'eau de la Californie © MOSSOT Croisette © Christophe.Finot Gare des Autobus © Reinhard Jahn Old Harbour - Fisher's Wharf © Guy Lebègue
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Cannes Panorama © Alberto Fernandez Fernandez
La Croisette is the waterfront avenue with palm trees. La Croisette is known for picturesque beaches and for restaurants, cafés and boutiques. La Suquet, the old town, provides a good view of La Croisette. The fortified tower and Chapel of St Anne house the Musée de la Castre. The Musée de la Castre has objects from the Pacific Atolls, Peruvian relics and Mayan pottery. The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence houses artifacts from prehistoric to present, in an 18th century mansion. Other venues include the Musée de la Marine, Musée de la Mer, Musée de la Photographie and Musée International de la Parfumerie.

Nineteenth-century Cannes can still be seen in its grand villas, built to reflect the wealth and standing of their owners and inspired by anything from medieval castles to Roman villas. Lord Brougham’s Italianate Villa Eléonore Louise (one of the first in Cannes) was built between 1835 and 1839. Also known as the Quartier des Anglais, this is the oldest residential area in Cannes. Another landmark is the Villa Fiésole (known today as the Villa Domergue) designed by Jean-Gabriel Domergue in the style of Fiesole, near Florence. The villas are not open to the public. Villa Domergue may be visited on appointment.

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