If I say Cannes!!!

So back digging into my old photos, way back on paper photos that I have photograph again for my blog. As said, there is so much to see in my belle France, and I have the opportunity to see plenty. However, depending on the period and region, some have been relegated back. Going back to old cd rom batches allow me to revive memories and photos of nice travel times.

This is the case of Cannes in Alpes-Maritime 06 in the region of PACA. Funny thing is been here on my regular job trips as told before working for the ICH group ,and always came by plane to Nice and then bus to Cannes! The 200! The line: https://www.lignesdazur.com/fr/lignes-interurbaines/108

The area never attracted me as many, it seems too chic too new and very expensive vis-à-vis the distance and time and things to see. So only came on business trips!

Here you have luxurious hotels of which 32 are classified four stars or more including renowned hotels such as the Martinez, the Carlton, the Majestic, the Grand Hotel, the JW Marriott and the Radisson blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso. The town also has three casinos, the “3.14” managed by the Partouche group and the “Croisette” and “Les Princes” managed by the Lucien Barrière group. The Cannes Film Festival, founded in 1946 on a project by Jean Zay, Minister of National Education and Fine Arts of the Front populaire, and called until 2002 the International Film Festival, is an international film festival taking place every year in Cannes. Also, very nice ,the largest afloat show in Europe, offering sea trials, and the first event in the international nautical calendar, the Cannes Yachting Festival takes place annually in three places, the Old Port, the Pierre-Canto port and the Riviera space at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.


Initially baptized simply “The path of the Petite-Croix” at the beginning of the 19C, the path of the seaside promenade received the name of “Promenade de la Croisette” in 1838, on the occasion of the development work of the Harbor. The most prestigious and well-known artery of Cannes, today it is lined with internationally renowned palaces whose names evoke the aristocracy, the jet set and the cinema. Among them: the Intercontinental Carlton, (the job reason of my visit worked for the group) a mythical hotel classified as a historical monument, the Majestic Barrière hotel or the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez. All of them receive the best of international cinema in May. At the tip of the Croisette, admire the panorama of the Estérel massif, the Gulf of Napoule, Golfe-Juan, the Cap d’Antibes, the Pre-Alps and the Lérins Islands. Continue your walk to the Palm Beach with its quieter and shaded areas; slightly out of the way, the beaches here are more discreet and less populated.


At the foot of the Suquet hill, the Vieux Port and the Quai Saint-Pierre;  this is where it all began. Unmissable site in the Cannes landscape, the Old Port owes a lot to Lord Brougham. This place of life in perpetual movement is the natural link between the Cannes of glitter and the historic district of Suquet. But it was another Englishman, Prince of Wales Albert-Edward, eldest son of Queen Victoria and future Edward VII, who in 1898 laid the foundation stone for the pier that bears his name. Before being crowned, the Prince of Wales had made Cannes his headquarters, thus contributing to the influence of the city and the development of pleasure boating.


The city of Cannes on what to do and see: http://www.cannes.com/fr/decouvrir-cannes/visiter-cannes.html

And in specific , the city of Cannes on Bd de la Croisette: http://www.cannes.com/fr/decouvrir-cannes/visiter-cannes/boulevard-de-la-croisette.html

And there you go folks, a small spot full of chic and high end places and events, good for a trip to know the other side, and see it all in my belle France. Hope you enjoy this brief introduction to Cannes.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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