Located in the French Riviera, Cannes is a busy tourist destination that is renowned for playing host to the annual Cannes Film Festival. This idyllic sea-side town is located in the Alpes-Maritimes district of France. Besides the film festival, Cannes is known for its selection of luxury shops, restaurants, and hotels. The city’s Vieux Port combines luxury boats, tiny fishing vessels, rows of palm trees and a fragrant flower market. Beyond the port you’ll find the Plage du Midi, a beautiful ribbon of golden sand that is the perfect place to stick your toes in the sand. If you have time it’s also worth exploring the surrounding hinterland. A short drive away you will discover quaint villages, empty beaches, and incredibly beautiful flora and fauna.
The area around Cannes has developed into a high-tech centre known as the Technopolis of Sophia Antipolis. The Film Festival is a major event for the industry. There is also an annual television festival in the last week in September. The economic environment of Cannes is based on tourism, business fairs, trade and aviation. Cannes has 6,500 companies, of which 3,000 are traders, artisans and service providers. Businesses searching for executive suites will find plenty to choose from in Cannes, France. Companies such as the Cannes Mandelieu Space Centre and Thales Alenia Space - the first European satellite manufacturer – have their headquarters in Cannes.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Promenade de la Croisette is Cannes’ waterfront avenue. Lined with palm trees, picturesque beaches, and an incredible selection of restaurants, cafés, and boutiques, La Croisette shouldn’t be missed. Cannes offers more than 300 restaurants. The options for dining range from exclusive Michelin starred establishments to intimate, family-run cafés. One recommended restaurant is 24 Suquet, an intimate and cozy venue offering excellent provincial cuisine.
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is located 15 miles from Cannes. The smaller Cannes – Mandelieu Airport is also nearby. CannesExpress operates a regular door-to-door shuttle service between Nice airport and the hotels in Cannes. TGV rail services to the Gare de Cannes station provide direct access from major French cities, including Nice, Marseille, Lyon, Paris and Toulouse. Coach services can be found at the Gare Routière de Cannes, a station in the centre of the city, near the Town Hall.