Famed for its star-studded international film festival, glamorous yachts, historical villas, and the beautiful Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes is a sparkling jewel along the French Riviera, or as the French call it, Côte d’Azur. A nickname coined in the late 1800s by writer Stéphen Liégeard, referring to its stunning blue (azur) coastline.
Once a modest fishing village, Cannes has since become the playground for the rich and famous. Designer shops along the Rue d’Antibes, the red-carpet steps outside the Palais des Festivals, and the old-world elegance of the beach front hotels are just the tip of its luxury reputation.
Yet Cannes is accessible to a range of budgets and interests. It has that magical Mediterranean charm, and a breezy bohemian lifestyle for those that know where to find it.
Magical moments to enjoy in Cannes: