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Cannes is one of the most famous resorts in southern France in the metropolitan region of Nice, with a population of about 900,000 inhabitants. Cannes are near to the coastal Alps. From the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 19th century Cannes, was a small town mainly depended on fishing.
In 1939 the French government decided to establish a International Film Festival. The city of Cannes was chosen for its sun and its enchanting setting. In 1945 the French Association of Artistic Action received the mission of preparing for a festival next year with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and, from 1946, of the recently created National Centre for Cinema. Despite the difficulties of that time, the Cannes Film Festival was the first major postwar international cultural event. Except in 1948 and 1950, the festival became an annual event, at the beginning in September and, since 1951, in May The city is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, which are mainly open to the public, and its yearly the famous film festival. Lord Henry Peter Brougham is mainly responsible for the growth of Cannes. He was a talented and respected British politician who discovered Cannes in 1834 when he, along with his daughter while fleeing the plague, travelled to Italy. He bought land in the area, and used his contacts with several French politicians in the development of the French Riviera.
The Boulevard de la Croisette is the most famous area in the seaside resort of Cannes . The Croisette was made in 1850, following the example of the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. The Boulevard has a length of 2 kilometers to the east and ends at the Pointe Croisette, which offers a view of the entire promenade that leads to the main Theater. Shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars are along the famous stret. Even three casinos and the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, where the International Film Festival takes place, are here. Many of the larger hotel chains, have a hotel on the Croisette, including Hilton, Intercontinental, Mercure and more. Not only during the festival but also in holiday season many celebrities visit Cannes. At the Palm promenade there are many small parks. Directly below you will find the Plage de la Croisette, a wide sandy beach.
Since 1884 Cannes attracted the British aristocrats who settled in search of novelty and exoticism. Later they began building splendid winter residences.Cannes became a city in the world media. Cannes is not in competition with the surrounding towns like Nice, Antibes or Monaco, instead Cannes wants to become a world famous tourist resorts like Barcelona, and Miami. Today still exerts the same power of attraction for French and foreign clientele, fascinated by his fame city of stars. This intense tourist activity, the most developed areas are the hotels, restaurants and luxury shops.
Before Cannes is a group of islands, with two islands Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat, clearly visible from the city. On the island of Sainte-Marguerite is the Museum de la Mer with the prison of the man with the iron mask .

Cheap accommodation in Cannes

Hotel Balladins La Bocca, Cannes, 242, avenue Francis Tonner
€ 40 per room per night
Hotel Balladins is located in Cannes-La Bocca, in the Tourrades commercial area, 6 km from the centre of Cannes and La Croisette, 1 km from the beaches and 2 km from the A8 highway. The property offers 44 welcoming and comfortable bedrooms which will... More

Résidence Rachel Le Cannet, Cannes, 5, rue de Cannes
€ 50 per room per night
Discover the Residence Rachel in the Cannet, and enjoy our exceptional “bien être” vacation. Less than 2 km from Cannes center, the hotel residence rachel is located in the centre of Le Cannet, city with its festivals, shops and at the heart More

Hotel Olympia Cannes, 7 bis, rue de Mimont
€ 53 per room per night
The lovely hotel Olympia is located in the heart of Cannes, a few minutes walk from the Croisette, the Palais des Festivals and the sandy beaches.... more details More

Hotel Neptune La Bocca, Cannes, 92, avenue Francis Tonner
€ 53 per room per night
The Neptune is a cosy and family-run hotel, fully renovated and located in the attracting area of Cannes-La Bocca, on the amazing French Riviera. The hotel enjoys the vicinity to all major Cannes' attractions, that guests will easily reach with a short more

Hotel L'Esterel Cannes, 15, rue du 24 Août
€ 55 per room per night
Hotel L'Esterel enjoys a central position in Cannes, right next to the train station, within a short walk from the splendid beaches, the prestigious Rue d'Antibes, the world-famous Promenade de la Croisette and the Palais des Festivals building. More

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