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Holiday rentals in Cannes on the french riviera

Cannes is located near Antibes and Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes department which is a part of the French Riviera. To reach the city, tourists can use the motorway, the train or Nice airport. In Cannes, there are sand beaches which are really pleasant. Cannes is famous around the world thanks to the Palais des Festivals where the Film Festival takes place every year in May, There, tourists can have a walk on the well-known Croisette along the sea and lined with palm trees and enjoy luxury hotels and shops. Moreover, one can find villas and apartments in Cannes with view on the sea and the Iles de Lérins (Lerins Islands). These accommodations are often booked for holidays. In the city of Cannes, numerous festivals take place. Of course, the Film festival in May but also a music festival in January, a television festival in April or an advertising festival in June.The towns counts various parks and received a prize for it. Concerning shopping, don't miss three streets: rue d'Antibes, rue Hoche and the Croisette. Furthermore, there are numerous places to visit in the city or around it as the Villa Domergue of Venetian inspiration, the Villa Romée, the Carlton hotel, the royal fort of St-Marguerite island or the Chapelle de la Trinité (Trinity Chapel). Everyday in Cannes there are markets as the Forville one with flowers, fruits and vegetables as well as fresh fish.

You can also discover the pedestrianized Suquet district which is Cannes historical centre. There are numerous restaurants and pubs in this area composed on typical coloured houses. Moreover the Suquet tower – former watchtower – offers a wonderful view on the harbour during the day and at night when the district is illuminated. In July, the musical nights of Suquet are taking place there. Don't miss this district! Many people look for accommodations in this area because it is very close to the Palais des Festivals. Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat islands can be seen from the Croisette and there are shuttles everyday to go there. It is good to know that an entire day is needed to enjoy the whole. Moreover the sea is clear at this place so tourists will be able to dive and observe various fish species. On the islands, paths were created which allows visitors to have a walk there and to discover various plants species (especially on the botanic path). A compulsory step is the monastery of Notre-Dame de Lérins where Cistercian monks live nowadays. There, one will find a museum and be able to visit the church.

In Cannes or around the city, numerous restaurants,casinos, pubs and discotheques which will allow tourist to enjoy their nights. Furthermore, during summer a pyrotechnic festival take place in Cannes (July and August). This is an international event so numerous countries create an amazing show especially for the festival (one firework per week). Shows can be watched from the Croisette, beaches (private or not), boats or directly from your apartment in Cannes.

Finally, for divers the best places are the Tombant de la Travelière – located on the East of Sainte-Marguerite island – and the Fourmigue in Golfe Juan.

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