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The city of Cannes is home to movie magic and a preferred play-ground for the rich and famous. Every year thousands of visitors travel to the well known International Film Festival which takes place in May at the famous Palais des Festivales. Cannes is the star of the beautiful French Riviera and its gorgeous sandy beaches make for a great vacation. Stroll along the beach over the wonderful promenade and you will see the Mediterranean Sea and the Lerin Islands on one side and the Esterel mountain range on the other. The streets and boulevards of Cannes are lined with palm trees, elegant belle époque and deluxe hotels and fashionable boutiques. Enjoy the special luxury Jet set atmosphere! From Rolls-Royce to haute couture, Cannes is a shopper's paradise for chic and expensive brands. Or take a rest one of the many terraces and splurge yourself with delicious fresh seafood and a glass of sparkling Champagne!
The city of Cannes is centred around its old port, where large and fabulous yachts are docked. Overlooking the west end of the port you will find the 14th century Tour de Mt. Chevalier, ramparts and church Notre Dame de l´Espérence. Standing on the old medieval ramparts in front of the church you will see the beauty of Cannes and its surroundings. It is hard to image that this glamorous French Riveria resort once was a simple, sleepy fishing village whose visitors were monks and wealthy pilgrims who came to visit the monastery of the nearby St. Honorat Island. These days, Cannes is busy all year round and besieged by tourist in the summer, when the city is full of beautiful people flaunting the latest designer wear. Despite the city's pretensions and massive developments, Cannes is still an international city of charm and good cheer.