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Without a doubt, the Cannes Film Festival has remained the most important event in the cultural life of the city for many years. The internationally famous festival attracts visitors from many different countries. Each year in late May the cozy resort town is visited by a huge number of modern cinema fans and celebrity guests. Palais des Festivals is the main place of the ceremonies. However, cultural life of the city is not limited to the festival. Festival d'art pyrotehnique de Cannes is also a very popular event. The festival typically starts in the middle of July and lasts until the end of August.
Palais des Festivals and Avenue of Stars are considered the most popular tourist destinations of the city. For many years they have remained the main tourist attractions of Cannes. Tourists … Open
This bright holiday will surely not leave any fan of fireworks and pyrotechnic shows indifferent. The shows take place on the Naopule waterfront literally every night. The event attracts teams from many different countries, and each team tries to surprise guests with its original program. It should be noted that this festival is considered the most important and prestigious event of its kind, so the firework shows that take place during the festival are truly spectacular shows.
The first pyrotechnic festival took place in Cannes in 1967. Since then the event has become an annual tradition. The main task of participants of the festival is to make a perfect plan that combines a pyrotechnic program and music. Hundreds of missiles that soar up supported by the sounds of classical and modern music look simply mesmerizing. The shows take place every evening and start at 22:00. Each performance lasts at least 25 minutes. In the last decade of August the jury selects the winner of the competition. The festival ends with fireworks in honor of the winner. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The total length of beachfront in Cannes is approximately eight kilometers. InterContinental Carlton Beach remains the most popular and crowded beach resort of the region. This picturesque … Open
The festival held in honor of Saint Sarah is another interesting holiday. As a rule the holiday takes place on May 25. Sarah is considered the patron saint of Roma. During this solemn day main squares, public gardens and parks of the city become the location for interesting musical shows. The event traditionally attracts the best music bands of the city, so familiar motifs of gypsy tunes can be heard all day long until late at night in parks of the city. Cannes is often called "the world capital of cinema", but this definition is rather sparingly and not serious, because cultural life of this beautiful city is so rich and multi-faceted.
Young tourists will find it interesting to visit Festival International des Jeux de Cannes that is held at the end of February. So, if you plan to visit the resort at this time of the year, don’t forget to take kids with you. The unique event traditionally takes place at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes. This festival attracts hundreds of authors, manufacturers, artists, and publishers of all kinds of games – computer, card, and board ones. The event’s visitors have one more opportunity – to participate in international tournaments. Of course, visitors can become participants of interesting meet-and-greets and master classes.
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Festival de Danse is one more interesting festival that many tourists want to visit. This festival has a very interesting peculiarity – every year, it is dedicated to a new theme that is different from the last year’s theme. It is also important to mention that during its celebration (the end of November or the beginning of December) many internationally famous dancers arrive in Cannes, and each of them is ready to show their skills. It is possible to see this incredibly attractive event in Théâtre Claude Debussy – this venue traditionally hosts the festival.
Cannes sunset Mid-July is the time for Nuits Musicales du Suquet. This is a fabulous event that takes place in one of the most prestigious quarters of Cannes - Le Suquet, namely, Église Notre-Dame d'Espérance that is located in this part of the city. Best musicians arrive in Cannes to perform amazing music in a gorgeous open-air venue. This is the time when visitors can comfortably combine yachting or strolling near the waterfront with listening to classical music. Only the most famous classical music is played at this event, starting from Mozart and ending with Wagner.
Tour de Suquet Tower is one of the main landmarks of Cannes. The majority of tourists prefer to visit it during the daytime. However, experienced travelers know that it is much more … Open
Without a doubt, Festival de Cannes is well-known around the world, but the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival is no less famous. It is possible to attend this week-long event in the middle of June. The event usually takes place at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes. Visitors have a unique opportunity to watch various advertisements and vote for the best ones. Companies that win in the contest get such awards as Golden, Silver, and Bronze lions. Sports festivals are also present in the event calendar of Cannes. For example, the Cannes Yachting Festival, which is held at the beginning of September, is a very interesting event that definitely deserves a visit. Hundreds of tourists visit Quai du Large and Port Pierre-Canto in order to see magnificent yachts of different sizes and models.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Cannes
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Notre-Dame de la Platéa, Antibes, 10 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Notre-Dame du Puy, Grasse, 13.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale de la Nativité de Notre-Dame, Vence, 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, Saint-Raphaël, 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame et Saint-Étienne, Fréjus, 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, Nice, 26.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Sainte-Marie et Sainte-Réparate, Nice, 26.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Cannes
♥   Castle 'Château de La Napoule' Alpes-Maritimes, 6.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Antibes' Alpes-Maritimes, 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquefort' Alpes-Maritimes, 14.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Gourdon' Alpes-Maritimes, 18.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Nice' Alpes-Maritimes, 26.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Lucéram' Alpes-Maritimes, 41.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin' Alpes-Maritimes, 43.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Cannes

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Cannes. Learn the best periods to visit Cannes to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Cannes.
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