The most glamorous seaside resorts of the Côte d'Azur
A resort by excellence, Cannes is simply one of the most famous cities in the world . It's famous boulevard the 'Croisette", and especially its legendary festival have been one of the most sought after by tourists and celebrities from destinations all over the world and where the motto of the town , " those who come here, want to live here." This was exactly the case of Pablo Picasso, who lived here for six years. The city is popular for its Mediterranean climate especially since it is sheltered from the wind by the Esterel hills. It is paired with many famous cities such as Beverly Hills, Florence, Turin or Chelsea.
But Cannes is not just a tourist destination, even if all of its infrastructure and natural assets contribute to this: to live in Cannes is indeed a state of mind that is sought out and merited. Cosmopolitan, polyglot, you'll love strolling along the boutique filled streets where the most beautiful brand of fashion and luxury are located, and which also borders the most exclusive restaurants and renowned palaces of the Riviera. Who has not dreamed of staying at the Majestic Barrière in Martinez, the Carlton or the Palais Stéphanie, alternating between seaside dinners with dining in one of three casinos in the city?
Cannes, the second destination for business tourism in France
Each year, many professional events and corporate events are organized in Cannes MIPIP , MAPIC , MIPIM ...
Featuring a high-tech industry - Thales Alenia Space France, the first European satellite manufacturer is located in the city - an airport , several ports and two train stations, Cannes and has a first rank transport infrastructure. It's downtown is also the starting point of the route Napoleon and the town is served by the departmental network of transit lines Azur.
More than twenty car parks totaling nearly 7,000 spaces are available to road users and are subject to an attractive price rate. The first hour of parking is also free in most places downtown.
When investing means pleasure
Quiet, very safe, the city has invested heavily to improve the quality of life for residents and tourists alike, which has only strengthened its leading position on the French Riviera real estate market. Because living in Cannes is a privilege, the privilege is paid, and the price per square meter in the best neighborhoods are among the highest in France, including the famous Croisette and the Californie district. This fact can be explained in part by the quality of homes and buildings, most of the time very luxurious.
Whether you need a rooftop terrace on the Croisette, a beautiful Bourgeois apartment or a garden flat on the hills of Californie or the Croix des Gardes, you will find a quiet Cannes with sea views and comfort that few cities can offer. In addition, its vast territory has allowed the town to expand maintaining rather large parcels and land suitable for construction of quality properties, from the simplest to the most majestic .
A rich and varied heritage
The town of Cannes has abundant natural heritage. It has also been awarded four flowers in the competition of cities and villages in bloom . Many gardens are also distinguished such as the 'jardin de la Ferme', the squares Bartholomew and Villa Rothschild. The valley and the rock of Roquebillière, the Lerins Islands, the valley Siagne and the hill St. Cassian are also classified under natural zones of ecological, fauna and flora interest. Finally, the bandstand of Paths of Freedom, the monument of the Convention, the Suquet tower and the fortified monastery of St. Honorat Island are among the sixteen sites and buildings protected as historical monuments.
As far as architectural heritage, it consists of many villas surrounded by botanical gardens. It may be noted particularly the Villa Excelsior, Villa Soligny, Château Sainte Anne, the park of Villa Champfleuri and the castle park Vallombrosa .
As for religious buildings, they include the Church of Our Lady of Hope and the Chapel of St. Anne, which must be seen. The latter, a former chapel that was restored as a showroom of musical instruments from around the world. It also contains three rooms devoted to local and Provencal paintings.
Finally, to beautify the neighborhoods of Cannes, a program of murals in cultural character was commissioned. These represent the great figures of French and international actors like Alfred Hitchcock or John Wayne. A new series of representations featuring Marilyn Monroe as well as Charlie Chaplin have also been implemented because of the enormous success of the first murals.
Rich and abundant infrastructure
The city of Cannes holds thirty-two primary schools, some of which are equipped to accommodate children with disabilities in the best conditions as well as junior high and high schools. The public education system is complimented by several private educational schools such as Catholic schools (Stanislas Institute , Sainte-Marie -de- Chavagnes , St. Joseph and Assumption Lochabair ) and Jewish ( Jewish school in Cannes, Jewish school Gan Kerem Manahem ). University students can study at the IUT of Cannes, the Institut Sainte -Marie Chavagnes, Institute of Nursing Training, the Graduate School of Business, Communication and Management, or the Hotel School of Cannes .
Outside of the school year, child daycare centers Giaume , Picaud , Ranguin and Riou are willing to accommodate your children. New nurseries are also spread over the town as well as 3 MJC. For more activities, you can also take your kids to the child activity center The Mylena, Laser Quest, the Dolphins Club, the child attraction center or the Jardin de la Ferme. The parent-child center La Ruche has also been created for parents to interact with early childhood professionals. Child caregivers are also available either to watch your children in their own home, or in your home.
Cannes also has a hospital spread over four sites, several retirement homes or nursing homes EHPAD (Establishment of Homes for the Elderly Dependent ), a community mental health center and a ESAT (Establishment and Helpdesk by Labour) . The municipality has also more than 3,600 physicians , 117 dentists and 45 pharmacies.
And to develop the artistic vocation, you can count on the Departmental Conservatoire of Music and Theatre, the Ecole Superieure de Danse Rosella Hightower and The Regional School of Actors .
The Cannes media
Cannes Sun is the municipal magazine in Cannes. Specific area publications are written by the municipality such as Big Blue for the Port Pierre Canto .
Radio Azur Cannes and Cannes TV are also specific to the municipality. The latter is also the host of tTMC Monte Carlo and France 3 Côte d' Azur.
Finally, the Month in Cannes magazine is the monthly event calendar of the city.
The Cannes cuisine is typically Mediterranean. Daurade, sea bass, sea bream and red mullet are cooked in olive oil and accompanied by a glass of white or rosé wine from Provence. Enjoy your meal even more because of its setting : the beachside restaurants of Cannes are a real specialty.
Three hundred restaurants will satisfy your culinary desires. We recommend especially the Fouquet's, where you will find the essential luxury Parisian brasserie with a touch of creativity . La Petite Maison of Nicole, meanwhile, lets you taste the subtle flavors of southern France in an innovative way. Finally, you will find Astoux Brown offering seafood and fish of high quality.
Where to go?
Life in Cannes is punctuated by a variety of events such as the Festival of Pyrotechnic Art, Crazy Horse, the Festival of Russian Art, Flamenco Fiesta, the Electronic Beaches and Musical Nights of the Suquet. The key event is the Cannes Film Festival, the annual international film festival awards (Best Film, Best Director , Best Actress , Golden Palm,etc.).
It is the third most publicized event in the world behind the FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics .
The NRJ Music Awards, the International Games Festival, the International Advertising Festival and the Festival Marina Cannes are also emblematic of the city .
Many concerts with French and international stars are organized in the city. Finally, it is important to keep abreast of the program "Going out in Cannes".
There are two theaters in the city, meanwhile, where the classics and comedies are shown. Folk ballet and contemporary dance performances are held in the halls. For museum enthusiasts, the Musée de la Castre and Square Tower are a must. You will enjoy the Mediterranean antiquities, pre-Columbian artifacts, art and objects from Oceania, the Himalayas and the Americas collections. Media libraries Noailles and Ranguin are also interesting. And to finish off the day, nothing is more valuable than participating in a game of petanque on the Place de l'Etang .
A desire for shopping? You will find that Cannes will satisfy all your desires. Haute couture, beauty salons, jewelry, home decor stores, leather goods, perfumes, art galleries ... many luxury brands dot the streets of Cannes. These are, among others, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Lacroix, Hermes and Louis Vuitton . It is also significant to stroll through the shopping streets such as Rue du Commandant André .
The Cannes Shopping Festival will also delight fashionistas with street entertainment, multi-brand fashion shows and after-parties.
In another genre, the Gambetta market and Jin- Jin also offer a multitude of fruit and vegetable stalls, and clothing and leather goods.
Sports and outdoor activities
Many sports facilities are located in the city of Cannes, including the Palais des Victoires, sports arena of 4000 seats, the stadium and the pool Pierre de Coubertin, the gym Glassware, eight gymnasiums, sixteen tennis courts at the Cannes Garden Club, eleven bowling alleys and watersports centers (Batéguier , Mouré Red, etc. .). These include jet - skis, wake boards, standup paddles, sailing, diving and parasails. It is also possible to rent boats, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking.
A dozen golf courses are located around the city of Cannes. Two jogging parcourses were also created : Parcours Course Croisette du Midi.
Hikes and walks are delightful at the La Croix des Gardes and the Canal de la Siagne .
And to relax after a workout, it is nice to attend one of the hundred beauty salons or spas in Cannes or to enjoy the thalassotherapy center HO2 , without forgetting the Thermes Marins de Cannes where it is spread over an area of 3000m2, an indoor pool and one outdoor, gym, sauna, steam room, solarium and a relaxation room.
A selection of properties located Cannes
CANNES / TASSIGNY : This elegant two bedroom apartment is situated in a very nice residence with care taker and park. Its big terraces are an invitation to relaxing in the calm that the gardens of the residence have to offer. With merely 10 minutes walk from the town center, this apartment will offer you a top quality comfort and...
CANNES CALIFORNIE : In a prestigious 24/24 secure residence of the Californie, with pool, park, tennis, golf driving range. This beautiful 3 room apartment of 95sqm with 20sqm terrace, enjoys a beautiful sea and park view. It consists of a beautiful entrance, 47sqm living room with open plan kitchen, 2 bedrooms each with a bathroom, 2 toilets including a separate....
CANNES / OXFORD : In a vintage 1920's high rated palace with park and caretaker, an exceptional 345sqm apartment with terrace, high ceilings, beautiful volumes, large entryway, double living room, dining room, spacious separate equipped kitchen, 5 bedroom 5 bathrooms.
CANNES / BENEFIAT : A delightful 1 bedroom 63sqm renovated apartment beautifully appointed, situated at a couple minutes walking to the center of town, enjoying sunshine in the morning and afternoon. Comprised of a large living room with independent quality kitchen, a bedroom with a closet and 1 bathroom. Terrace off the living room, cellar, underground parking and caretaker.
CANNES CROISETTE : A few meters from the Palais des Festival, a magnificent 6 room apartment 230sqm with a 35sqm terrace, in a prestigious bourgeois building with a lift and enjoys a superb sea view. It is comprised of a spacious 60sqm living room, an open plan and equipped kitchen, 5 bedrooms en suite with shower. Cellar and garage.