Explore: Cannes, France

Rub elbows with the rich and famous while soaking up the sun in this week's featured destination, Cannes!

Along the picturesque French Riviera lies the glamorous and wealthy city of Cannes, popularly known as home to the widely famous annual international film and advertising festivals of the same name. Its balmy Mediterranean climate, luxury boutiques, restaurants, and other establishments attract visitors from all over the world all year long.

Credits: owedder, panelomo, reizueberflutung & vicuna

Tourists flock the city’s sandy beaches, both private and public, as well as the lovely Promenade de la Croisette to soak up the sun, swim, people-watch, shop, and eat. Cannes is also home to museums such as the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence, Musée de la Photographie, and the Musée de la Marine; private villas built back in the 19th century; and small islands Sainte-Marguerite (where the infamous Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned for a some time in the 17th century) and Saint-Honorat (home of the Cistercian monks).

This charming city also plays host to a number of festivals and trade shows every year, including of course the Cannes Film Film Festival, Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, Midem, Carnival on the Riviera, Festival de la Plaisance, and Le Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique.

Credits: fredericdith, masha_njam & reizueberflutung

All information in this article were sourced from Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor, the Cannes France Tourist Information and Vacation Guide, and Wikipedia.

A series inspired by our Community’s intrepid travelers, Explore puts the spotlight on some of the must-visit places around the world through beautiful and wanderlust-inducing lomographs.

written by chooolss on 2014-07-25 in #world #locations #france #cannes #explore-series

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