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Cannes

Cannes

Cannes

Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes department) – located 33 km. southwest of the regional Côte d’Azur city of Nice, Cannes is a popular seaside town that’s best known for hosting the Cannes Film Festival every May (where Hollywood, French and other international actors participate – as both attendees and nominees of various film awards). The luxurious hotels present here, along with the glamourous beaches, exotic sports cars, and fancy shops, only add to the allure of being in Cannes. A popular spot at Cannes, of course, is the Promenade de la Croisette (a beachside boulevard that is 2 km long). The Rue d’Antibes is the main street running east-west through the center of the city, becoming the Rue Félix Faure at the bottom end, past the Allée de la Liberté and the port. The Boulevard Carnot runs north out of the city, through residential-shopping areas, to the A8 autoroute, and inland towards Grasse.