It is undeniable that Cannes has acquired a worldwide reputation thanks to the International Film Festival, which has animated the city every year since 1946. However, it has many other assets that make it one of the iconic cities of the French Riviera, with Nice and Saint-Tropez.
This beautiful seaside town is dotted with listed historical monuments, green spaces and parks. Its architecture mixes periods and genres: 19th century villas and small fishing port, military fort and starred hotels with casinos. With its beaches, its Lérins islands, its natural park of the Croix des Gardes, its Croisette... Cannes offers a pleasant, sunny and diversified living environment.
Cannes inspired such great artists as Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso and hosted the shooting of several films such as To Catch a Thief and Femme Fatale: it is the perfect city for cinema. This is also an elegant place with beautiful areas and everyone dreams to buy a sea view property in Cannes.
Some of its neighbourhoods are ambassadors of the prestige of Cannes, such as La Croix des Gardes. This pretty corner of paradise shelters the Villa Rothschild and some of the most beautiful buildings in town, hidden in a green setting.
To live like a star, choose California, a stunning quarter that is highly prized by buyers looking for exceptional properties. Esthée Lauder had chosen to live there, just like Philippe Bouvard (French celebrity) who enjoys the sun and the views on Cannes.
By the sea, in the beating heart of Cannes, La Croisette offers some of the most luxurious sea view apartments in the city. It is the favourite neighbourhood for those who like social life and urban animation.
The cradle of Cannes is located in the Suquet quarter. Its square tower, which overlooks the city from Mont-Chevalier, is one of the emblematic vestiges of the citadel's history. The Suquet looks like a medieval village, with its winding and colourful alleys. It also offers a very beautiful view of the Bay of Cannes, the Croisette and the Old Port, which welcomes pointus (traditional fishing boats) and yachts.
It is unthinkable to visit Cannes without taking a walk on the Croisette. This seaside promenade with views of the Lerins Islands is bordered by a multitude of luxury shops, palaces, art deco buildings and the La Malmaison Art Centre, a temple of contemporary art. La Croisette leads above all to the Palais des Festivals and the Chemin des Étoiles, whose path is covered by the footprints of the greatest stars.
The Lerins Islands are equally important: a haven of preserved nature, which offers a breath of fresh air. Discover the island of Saint-Honorat and its medieval heritage and visit the island of Sainte-Marguerite to enjoy its magnificent beaches. Before leaving, do not miss a visit to the Sea Museum located in the Royal Fortress on the island of Sainte-Marguerite, a short walk from the pier.
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