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source Jonas Lamis

Cannes is a glamorous seaside town located on the French Riviera. Well known for the Cannes International Film Festival" which is one of the most prestiguious and publicised film festival in the wold.
Next to Cannes is Grasse which is famous for the perfume industry. Emotional Escapes offers a selection of luxury villa rentals close to Cannes.

By the 2nd century BC the Ligurian Oxybii established a settlement here known as Aegitna (Αίγιθνα in ancient greek). Historians are unsure what the name means. The area was a fishing village used as a port of call between the Lérins Islands.


In 69 AD it became the scene of violent conflict between the troops of Otho and Vitellius.

In the 10th century the town was known as Canua. The name may derive from "canna," a reed. Canua was probably the site of a small Ligurian port, and later a Roman outpost on Le Suquet hill, suggested by Roman tombs discovered here. Le Suquet housed an 11th-century tower which overlooked swamps where the city now stands. Most of the ancient activity, especially protection, was on the Lérins Islands and the history of Cannes is closely tied to the history of the islands.

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Nice Côte d' Azur Airport is located 24 km ( 15mi ) away
Marseille Provence Airport is 150 km (93 mi) away.
The smaller Cannes – Mandelieu Airport is nearby.

The multi-starred hotels and couture shops that line the famous bd de la Croisette (aka La Croisette) may be the preserve of the rich and famous, but anyone can enjoy the palm-shaded promenade and take in the atmosphere. In fact, it’s a favourite among Cannois (natives of Cannes), particularly at night when it is lit with bright colours.

On the western side of the Palais des Festivals lies the real Cannes. The yachts that frame the Vieux Port are the only reminder that this is where celebrities holiday, but they don’t seem to impress the pensioners playing pétanque on sq Lord Brougham . Follow rue St-Antoine and make your way up Le Suquet , Cannes’s oldest district, for great views of the bay.

The Marché Forville, a covered market, a couple of blocks back from the port, is one of the most important markets in the region and the supplier of choice for restaurants.For a spectacular eating and viewing food experience, no other market in Cannes beats this for scale and variety. The market itself is at the west end of rue Meynardiers, one of the Cote's best gourmand streets.

At the western end of La Croisette, this concrete bunker is the unlikely host of the world’s most glamorous film festival. The tourist office runs 1½-hour guided tours, where as well as climbing the red carpet you’ll walk down the auditorium, tread the stage and hear many anecdotes about the festival. The tours take place several times a month, except in May. Check with the tourist office for dates and book, as the tours are extremely popular.


 

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Valmasque Park Manor
Cannes

• 5 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms
• Air conditioning
• Heated pool, amazing views
• 5 minutes from Cannes

Price guide: 32,727 to 79,800 € / week

Valmasque Park Bergerie
Cannes

• Sleeps 14 in 7 en-suite bedrooms
• Heated swimming pool
• Air conditioning
• 5 minutes from Cannes


Price guide: 16,625 to 44,332 € / week


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